Retail Recruitment

The UK Retail sector has continued to deliver despite the challenges of the past decade in the global economy.  The industry has maintained this passion by providing consistent innovation to ensure we are engaged and interested in product, brand and seeking out the perfect purchase either online or in store.  In such changing and uncertain times this resilience and ability to adapt is reflected in a sector worth an estimated £358 billion in sales terms, employing just under three million people. 

The new focus is on brand power, messaging that engages and the ease at which you can see, interact and access product. The market is polarising into two camps: the realm of essentials and value and the more specialist brands which compete on quality and experience.

Our capability

At Berwick Partners our team have extensive experience and expertise in their area of specialism.  We understand the direction of travel in the market and the demands on those that will deliver these strategies. 

We have significant track record delivering on the new, the difficult and the demanding positions and perhaps most importantly, we have real passion for doing so with energy and determination. 

The senior roles we typically recruit for include:

  • Managing Director
  • Operations Director
  • Commercial Director
  • Head of Retail
  • General Manager
  • Buying Director
  • Trading Director
  • Head of Brand
  • Head of Product
  • Head of Customer Experience
  • Marketing Director

Recent assignments

  • Farrow & Ball - Head of Retail
  • Breitling UK - Operations and Training Manager
  • Carpetright - Head of Customer Experience
  • Go Outdoors - Marketing Director
  • Mole Avon  - Managing Director
  • Carpetright - Head of PR and Communications
  • Carpetright - Senior Buyer
  • Trek Bicycles Ltd - UK Area Manager
  • Halfords - Store Development Director
  • Pets at Home - Distribution Manager


“I have known Tamsin for several years. She's dynamic, astute, highly commercial, fun, with a superb range of industry sector expertise. Tamsin's experience combined with superb networking capability and style of doing business makes her one of my first 'go to' people to trust for my recruitment needs.”
Liz Jewitt-Cross, Senior HR & Business Transformation Consultant, Cross HR Limited

Senior roles, Carpetright
“Tamsin and I have worked together now for more than 10 years… she delivers in a way that ensures the right results for the organisation are met, and that the candidate experience is both positive and professional… she is skilfully able to project and protect the employer brand and reputation, and enhance it through the process.”

Matthew Blake, Group HR Director, Carpetright

Mole Avon Trading
“I worked with Tamsin as a candidate for a Managing Director role which I successfully secured. I found her to be very professional and commercial in her approach. Tamsin balanced the needs of the client and candidate exceptionally well. I would highly recommend Tamsin.”

Mike Haines, Managing Director, Mole Avon Trading Ltd

Senior roles, Wickes
“I have known Tamsin for about three years. In that period she has been reliable, committed and trustworthy. I have nothing but positive things to say about Tamsin and in her work ethics. She is a top professional and is exceptional in her field and I would highly recommend her to clients and candidates alike.”
Ian Kennedy, Director Retail, Wickes