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

23 August 2019 - 8:12

Amazon to pick up minority stake in Indian supermarket operator Amazon is set to acquire a 49% stake in Future Coupons, a group which owns a 7.3% interest in Future Retail - India’s second largest retail chain. The deal will provide Amazon with a 3.58% stake in Future Retail, which operates more than 1,500 stores. Read more.

23 August 2019 - 7:57

Net sales up 3.8% at Dick’s Sporting Goods Consolidated same-store sales increased 3.2% in Q2, versus a 4% decrease last year. The sportswear retailer attributed its strongest quarter since 2016 to increased transactions and raised FY earnings per diluted share predictions $0.15 as a result. Read more.

22 August 2019 - 8:14

Tesco to cut down on “excessive” plastic CEO Dave Lewis has made it clear that Tesco will bolster its efforts to cut down on single-use plastics, which could lead to banning non-compliant brands. A Tesco Extra near Cambridge is currently being used as a testbed for plastic reduction trials. Read more.