Our retail practice has placed key talent across UK and global retailers for more than 25 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

Moira Benigson

Moira Benigson

Managing Partner

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.

Sara Edwards - Global HR and Corporate Affairs Director, Crabtree & Evelyn

Latest MBS News & Intelligence

MBS News

15 February 2019 - 9:12

FAO Schwarz announced licensing agreements to expand product assortment The toy retailer will develop a home collection with Britannica and chocolates, gift sets and bespoke candy offerings with Galerie USA. FAO Schwarz will also launch jewellery, hair products and key chains with Uncas International Read more.

14 February 2019 - 15:07

Compass buys catering business from French supermarket chain Casino The deal is speculated to be worth €25-30m. Last month Casino met its target of €1.5bn in asset sales. The deal with Compass is expected to have completed by the end of the first half of 2019. Read more.

14 February 2019 - 8:12

Strong performance for Safestore’s first quarter For the period 1 November 2018 to 31 January 2019 the group's revenue increased by 6%. The company's UK business recorded like-for-like revenue growth of 6.1%, driven by a strong occupancy rate. Read more.