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

18 April 2024 - 8:24

Sales up 3% at homeware retailer Dunelm The retailer has reported a 3% uptick in sales for the third quarter to £435m, despite a challenging homewares and furniture market. Dunelm has said that it expects full-year pre-tax profits to be in line with market expectations. Read more.

17 April 2024 - 8:40

Marks Electrical celebrates record sales The electricals retailer has posted a boost to profit and sales in the fourth quarter, reporting its best-ever full-year sales of £114.3m, up from £97.8m the year prior. Read more.

16 April 2024 - 8:22

Sosandar reports increase in full-year sales For the year ended 31 March 2024, the womenswear brand has recorded an uptick in revenue to £46.3m, representing an increase of 9% year-on-year. Sosandar will be opening its first set of bricks-and-mortar stores this year. Read more.