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

23 July 2021 - 8:43

Retail sales rise in June According to latest data from the Office for National Statistics, the amount spent at retailers jumped 13.1% in June compared to the same month last year. Gains were seen by food stores, which enjoyed a 4.2% uptick in volumes. Read more.

23 July 2021 - 8:05

Ikea, B&Q, Superdrug & Dunelm make pledge to support staff facing domestic abuse Ikea, B&Q and Superdrug have become part of an industry campaign set up by Dunelm and charity Retail Trust to raise awareness of how the retail sector can better support employees facing domestic abuse. Read more.

22 July 2021 - 8:39

Howdens revenue reaches £785m The kitchen supplier and joinery has reported first-half revenue of £785m, in line with an upbeat trading update early this month. Pre-tax profits reached £119.2m, after a £14.2m loss last year. Read more.