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

11 December 2019 - 7:56

Co-op prepares for Christmas with 30 store openings The British retailer is set to create 500 new jobs in the run-up to the holidays with 30 new store openings across the UK. The decision follows a £25m investment in the expansion of the Co-op estate. Read more.

11 December 2019 - 7:55

Black Friday boosts weekly sales at John Lewis Partnership The department store has reported a 6.1% YOY sales increase in the week ending 7 December as shoppers took advantage of Black Friday deals. Most popular categories emerged as womenswear, men's footwear, leisure and home technologies. Read more.

10 December 2019 - 8:27

Watches of Switzerland reports rise in profits The luxury watchmaker has posted a 112% rise in profits for the half year ending October 27, citing high demand and "robust" US and UK markets. The retailer has also acquired four new Fraser Hart showrooms to be rebranded as Watches of Switzerland. Read more.