We are a specialist retail and consumer recruitment consultancy with an international presence and a global reach.

From our first office in London in 1994, we have expanded out to the Middle East with an office in Dubai. Within our niche, we are as well known as the brands we serve.

We recruit for senior retail and specialist commercial roles all around the world. Our services include Executive Search, Permanent, Interim and Contract Recruitment as well as Market Research and Insight. Our clients range from famous international retail and consumer brands to niche online retailers.

We are a private company, owned by the employees of Quest, and this allows us to have a long-term strategy with an absolute focus on service and relationships. The driving force behind our agency is a drive to deliver quality recruitment. Quality can be hard to define, but for us, it is the execution of flawless recruitment, matching the best talent to brands and creating long-term value for all parties.

Specialist commercial roles
Our services include Executive Search, Permanent, Interim and Contract Recruitment as well as Market Research and Insight.
Database of over 700,000 professionals
The combination of our database of over 700,000 professionals along with our on-going investments, CRM technology and social media, guarantees us access to the best talent for each role.
Repeat business ratio: 90%
We believe this is a potent symbol of the trust and respect we've earned from our clients.

Our reputation is built on our in-depth understanding of the industry and our consultants’ skill, knowledge and passion.

All of our senior staff have at least five years’ recruitment experience or have previously worked in the industry for which they recruit. This experience and insight elevate our advice and service from mere job-fulfilment to strategic consultancy, which gives our clients the edge – invaluable in a fiercely competitive market.​

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Access to the best talent for each role

You can judge a recruitment agency by the quality of its network. At Quest, we have relationships with decision makers at most retail and consumer brands across the globe.

The combination of our database of over 700,000 professionals along with our on-going investments, CRM technology and social media, guarantees us access to the best talent for each role.

In fact, our reach is so broad we regularly manage assignments that involve the relocation of specialist talent and managers around the globe.

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Most of all, we are proud of our repeat business ratio: 90%.

We believe this is a potent symbol of the trust and respect we’ve earned from our clients.
For a more in-depth look at our client success stories visit our testimonials page.

TescoPrimarkHouse of FraserSelfridges & Co
Quest has been working on our account with great success. With the growth in non-food, the need for new recruits to continue to improve our talent pipelines is vital. Quest get the right people in first time across the business and are well respected within Tesco. They are particularly good at sourcing candidates for more difficult roles where people in the market place are in shorter supply.
Tesco
, Resourcing Manager
In the time that we’ve been working together, Quest has exceeded expectations across all our criteria. I’m looking forward to achieving still greater success as our relationship progresses!
Primark
, Recruitment Manager
Quest have built an excellent relationship with House of Fraser over several years. They have taken time to really understand our business and have been successful in filling some of our more niche vacancies. They are a refreshing mix of professionalism and friendliness.
House of Fraser
, Resourcing Advisor
Having worked with Quest for several years, I have always found that they genuinely take the time to understand our needs and have a very thorough approach to learning about our business, values and culture. The consultants act as true ambassadors of Selfridges, effectively selling our brand to attract high calibre candidates in a timely and efficient manner, ensuring the best fit of candidate to role.
Selfridges & Co
, Resourcing Manager