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

2 July 2020 - 8:22

Primark updates on trading In the seven weeks to 20 June, Primark recorded sales of £322m, only 12% lower than the same period last year. The ABF-owned business predicts that it will turn a profit of between £300m and £350m in the full year to September. Read more.

2 July 2020 - 8:05

John Lewis to close stores The retail business yesterday announced plans to permanently shut some stores, cut jobs and close one of its London headquarters. A spokeswoman said: “The reality is that we have too much store space for the way people want to shop." Read more.

2 July 2020 - 8:03

Hammerson collects just 13% of third-quarter rent The British property group, which owns Bullring shopping centre in Birmingham and Brent Cross centre in London, says that it remains confident that collection rates will improve going forward. Read more.