Our retail practice has placed key talent across UK and global retailers for more than 30 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

Aelf Hewitson

Aelf Hewitson


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

6 December 2023 - 8:37

John Lewis launches first-ever pre-loved luxury fashion pop-up The department store has teamed up with Sign of the Times to sell second-hand luxury fashion items. The space will offer designer pieces including outerwear, bags and accessories. Read more.

6 December 2023 - 8:20

Sainsbury’s relocates London HQ After nearly two decades of being located in Holborn, the grocer is moving its headquarters to Farringdon. Sainsbury's CEO Simon Roberts has said that the move represents an "exciting opportunity to create a modern and sustainable workspace." Read more.

6 December 2023 - 8:04

Performance declines at womenswear brand Quiz For the six months to the end of September, Quiz has reported a dip in both sales and profits. Group revenue fell to £42.3m, down from £49.4m the year prior - reflecting a challenging period defined by inflationary pressures and waning consumer demand. Read more.