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

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

1 December 2020 - 8:02

Central England Co-op trials in-store app Central England Co-op is trialling a scan, pay and go app which allows customers to pay for items without visiting a checkout. The pilot is in partnership with Ubamarket, and is taking place in the West Midlands. Read more.

1 December 2020 - 8:00

Arcadia files for administration The parent company of Topshop and Topman among other retail brands has gone into administration, putting 13,000 jobs at risk. In a statement, the retail group announced that it has appointed Deloitte and that no redundancies were being made immediately. Read more.

30 November 2020 - 8:37

Frasers Group offers emergency loan to Arcadia Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group has offered £50m of emergency funding to Philip Green's Arcadia fashion group, which is on the brink of administration. Arcadia owns the Topshop, Topman, Dorothy Perkins, Wallis, Miss Selfridge, Evans, Burton and Outfit brands. Read more.