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

Elliott Goldstein

Elliott Goldstein

Managing Partner

Moira Benigson

Moira Benigson

Founder & Chair

Thirza Danielson

Thirza Danielson


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

21 May 2019 - 16:18

TJX posts strong Q1 results For the three months ending on 4 May, the apparel and home fashions retailer saw net sales increased 7% to $9.3bn. Consolidated comparable store sales increased 5%, compared to an increase of 3% last year. Read more.

21 May 2019 - 8:16

Online sales rise at Shoe Zone In the six months to 30 March, the value footwear retailer posted flat statutory profit before tax at £1m, as revenue dropped 1% to £73m. The company's gross margin was up to 62%, from 60.6% in 2018 and digital sales increased by 4.9% to £5m. Read more.

21 May 2019 - 8:12

Topps Tiles reports first half results The flooring retailer saw like-for-like sales for the six months through March increased 0.2%, and improved by 1.2% in the seven weeks to 18 May. However, this came as pre-tax profit fell 19% to £5.2m. Read more.