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

Aelf Hewitson

Aelf Hewitson

Associate Consultant

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

19 April 2021 - 8:06

Poundland owner mulls Polish stock market float Poundland parent company Pepco is mulling a €4.5bn flotation in Warsaw. Pepco has a large presence in Eastern Europe, with more than 1,000 company-owned stores. Read more.

19 April 2021 - 8:04

Dobbies acquires Johnsons Garden Centre The garden centre business has confirmed the acquisition of Johnsons Garden Centre in Boston, Lincolnshire. This latest move brings the total number of Dobbies sites to 71. Read more.

16 April 2021 - 8:25

Laura Ashley relaunches homewares department in parternship with Next Laura Ashley has unveiled its new shop-in-shop concept with Next. The heritage retailer is launching 49 new homeware showrooms inside Next stores around the country. Read more.