Our retail practice has placed key talent across UK and global retailers for more than 30 years

Retail is at the core of our business, giving us the opportunity to work with many leading retailers. We span all formats – from convenience to big box – and advise on board-level and strategically important functional roles. We actively track emerging industry talent, and pride ourselves on our leadership insight. The functions we specialise in include CEO/MD, Retail Director, Finance Director, Operations Director, Multi-Channel Director, Commercial/Trading Director, Marketing Director and HR Director.

Our Experience

Books & Entertainment
Department Stores
DIY & Homewares
Estate Agents
Home & General Merchandise
Grocery & Convenience
Health & Beauty
Sports & Leisure

Selected Clients

Key People

Elliott Goldstein

Elliott Goldstein

Managing Partner

Aelf Hewitson

Aelf Hewitson


Leading a global organisational restructure and sourcing exceptional senior talent in a number of global markets required a search partner who knew consumer markets exceptionally well and worked quickly to understand our brand. MBS was that exceptional partner. They worked with speed, integrity, and outside of hours on many occasions with myself to secure practically a whole new global Leadership team, ranging from Global CEO to a series of Country Head roles.


Latest MBS News & Intelligence

MBS News

19 July 2024 - 8:52

Adore Beauty books $195.7in revenue, up 7.4% The cosmetics retailer reported an increase in recurring customers by 5.8% to 519,000, and total active customers rose by 1.6% to 814,000. The company anticipates an EBITDA margin between 2.2% and 2.5%. Read more.

19 July 2024 - 8:35

Frasers Group CEO optimistic about future strategies despite revenue dip The company observed a slight revenue decline of 0.9%, from £5.59bn to £5.54bn. Nonetheless, the implementation of its Elevation Strategy and the reinforcement of brand partnerships contributed to a robust trading performance. Read more.

18 July 2024 - 8:37

Dunelm records better-than-expected full-year result Driven by a growth in volume from both store and digital channels, the homewares retailer has reported a 4% increase in year-on-year sales to £1.7bn. Sales in the fourth quarter grew by 5% to £399m. Read more.