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 October 2019 - 7:51

Sales hit £4.9m for Gear4Music The musical instruments retailer is continuing to trade in line with expectations, reporting a 16% increase in sales to $49.4m in the six months to 30 September. Read more.

23 October 2019 - 7:49

FAO Schwarz chooses Selfridges for first European retail presence The US toy shop has opened its first European pop-up in Selfridges' flagship London store. The 157-year-old brand has occupied a 22,000 sq ft space in the Oxford Street store to sell more than 2,000 product lines in time for Christmas. Read more.

22 October 2019 - 8:25

Third-quarter sales climb at Wickes The home and DIY specialist has recorded an 8.3% sales rise in its third quarter. The retailer's parent company, Travis Perkins, has attributed the success to the chain's renewed focus on its kitchen and bathroom showrooms and core DIY categories. Read more.