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

16 July 2019 - 16:12

Inditex pledges total fabric sustainability by 2025 at AGM Zara's ‘Join Life’ label currently offers clothing made from sustainable fabric. However, by 2020, the Spanish retailer will have invested $3.5m in its textile recycling program to minimise waste and reuse more materials across its entire supply chain. Read more.

16 July 2019 - 15:44

John Lewis’ own-brand labels boost summer sales The retailer saw a 7.2% increase in total fashion sales last week, with sales up 1.3% compared to the same week in 2018. The boost was attributed to a 6.6% increase in year-on-year sales of John Lewis’ own-brand fashion. Read more.

15 July 2019 - 15:32

Travis Perkins prepares to sell Wickes by mid-2020 Allan Williams, Travis Perkins’ CFO, will be leading the project. The sale is currently estimated at between £400 to £500m. Despite recent drops in operating profits, Wickes reported strong first-quarter sales - up 9.4%. Read more.