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

3 August 2020 - 7:49

Hobbycraft full-year profits boosted by online The arts and crafts retailer has posted an adjusted EBITDA of 21.9% from £12.2m to £14.8m in the full year to 16 February. Total revenue for the period was up 8.9% to £193.6m, driven by investment in online experience. Read more.

3 August 2020 - 7:48

Victoria’s Secret to cut 850 jobs L Brands, the parents company of Victoria's Secret, has announced that it will cut 15% of its head office workforce in an effort to reduce overhead costs. L Brands aims to save $400m from the redundancies. Read more.

31 July 2020 - 8:36

Pets at Home reports resilient first quarter Pets at Home has posted only a slight downturn in its first-quarter results, reporting a sales decrease of 1% in the period of 16 July. Pets at Home was classed as an essential retailer and was allowed to stay open during the Covid-19 lockdown. Read more.