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

24 January 2020 - 8:49

HMV owner acquires US music outlet Doug Putman, who bought HMV out of administration in early 2019, has acquired For Your Entertainment (FYE) for £7.6m. FYE has over 200 stores and 2,500 employees across the US. Read more.

24 January 2020 - 7:58

M&S renews its kidswear range As part of the retailer's ongoing transformation of its clothing department, its kidswear lines are being redesigned to focus less on 'special occasion' and more on 'everyday style'. Read more.

24 January 2020 - 7:56

Annual revenue up at Intersport The sportswear and equipment retailer Intersport International has posted a 3.2% revenue uplift for 2019, with sales reaching €12.3bn. According to the company, the results are thanks to a renewed focus on product improvement and brand partnerships. Read more.