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

Aelf Hewitson

Aelf Hewitson

Associate Consultant

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

26 February 2021 - 7:55

Waitrose unveils new scheme to donate meals directly from suppliers Waitrose has partnered with food distribution charity FareShare to distribute surplus food from its own farms, significantly reducing handling and logistics costs. The grocer aims to donate one million meals as part of the programme. Read more.

26 February 2021 - 7:54

Pets at Home increases profit guidance After a strong fourth quarter, Pets at Home has upped its profit guidance for the second time in two months. The specialist retailer has increased its guidance to £85m, ahead of the previous £77m guidance issued previously. Read more.

25 February 2021 - 8:39

Ikea enjoys strong online growth Ikea has reported a decline in full-year sales across its UK business, cushioned by strong digital sales. Ikea reported a 10.2% drop in sales to £1.9bn in the year to 31 August 2020, with online sales climbing 30% to represent 27% of total sales. Read more.