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    Emma Whittington

    Group Chairwoman, Dubai

    Emma Whittington is the Chairwoman of Quest Search & Selection. She is based in Dubai and has responsibility for business development. Emma is a graduate of Pembroke College, Oxford University.  She joined the London based Mondrian Investment Partners Limited in 1995 and worked there until 2012 as a Senior Portfolio Manager.  Emma covered many Asian markets and had a particular analytical interest in the Consumer Industry. Prior to joining Mondrian, she began her investment career at the Dutch bank ABN AMRO and later joined the Japanese bank Fuji Bank as part of their Investment Management department.

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    Simon Whittington

    Group Managing Director, Dubai

    Simon founded Quest Search and Selection in 1994. He was educated at Birmingham City University and Cranfield School of Management.  Simon worked at Michael Page prior to setting up Quest.  As well as overseeing the UK and Dubai, he recruits within Retail and Ecommerce. He is based in Dubai where he has set up Quest’s Middle East office but he is in London every month meeting candidates.  He is also the Founder and Publisher of Retail Gazette and Retail Moves

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    Rachel Bowman

    UK Managing Director

    Rachel Bowman is the UK Managing Director of Quest Search & Selection.  She is based in our Marble Arch office in Central London. Rachel is a graduate of Manchester University and has over 14 years recruitment experience from both top London recruitment businesses and in-house at Sky.  She brings with her an in-depth knowledge and network in the marketing & digital space and a passion for innovation.  Rachel is responsible for UK growth and  expansion into new markets.

Why Quest?

  • Unrivalled knowledge of the Retail and Consumer sectors
  • Over 20 years’ experience in finding top talent
  • A database of over 700,000 retail candidates
  • A strong team of experienced account managers
  • International offices in the UK and Middle East
  • Recommended by the world’s leading retail businesses
  • 90% repeat business

Latest Jobs

Senior Buyer - Beauty Accessories
£50,000 - £60,000 - South London, London Ref: Q101049 | Published: 05th Dec 2016

This leading high-street retailer renowned for their everyday household offering is looking for a Senior Buyer to manage one of their categories within their Branded B...

Regional Manager - Midlands
£50,000 - £60,000 - West Midlands, West Midlands Ref: Q100682 | Published: 05th Dec 2016

An exceptional Regional Manager/Area Manager is needed for a market leading and Award Winning retail brand. Reporting to the Head of Operations you will be charged wit...

Sales Advisor
£17,000 - £20,000 - London, London Ref: Q101807 | Published: 05th Dec 2016

My client, a market leading and well known British self-storage provider, consistently in The Sunday Top 100 companies to work for, is looking for experienced Sales Ad...

Customer Service Leader - Gatwick
£22,000 - £26,000 - Gatwick, West Sussex Ref: Q101502 | Published: 05th Dec 2016

Do you love working in a fast-paced retail environment, which provides an amazing shopping experience to your customers?! This role is a unique opportunity to work in ...

Master Baker
£30,000 - £50,000 - Jeddah, Ref: Q98808 | Published: 04th Dec 2016

One of the largest food manufacturing companies in the Middle East, who due to unprecedented market interest, is currently looking for a Master Baker. As a Master Bake...

Fashion Category Manager
£70,000 - £85,000 - Dubai, Dubai Ref: 101905 | Published: 04th Dec 2016

This role is a brand new role which has opened up in this team where the candidate wil be responsible for developing and implementing the category strategy with the fo...

Womenswear Senior Designer- Jersey
£35,000 - £40,000 - London, London Ref: Q101911 | Published: 03th Dec 2016

This beautiful contemporary Womenswear premium brand is looking for a Senior Designer with Jersey experience. The brand has an emphasis on providing its customers with...

Ecommerce Marketing Officer
£25,000 - £35,000 - London, London Ref: 101907 | Published: 02th Dec 2016

Ecommerce Marketing Officer An exciting Ecommerce Marketing Officer opportunity has arisen to join a global organisation dedicated to wellness, who runs international ...

Head of Digital Marketing
£80,000 - Saudi Arabia, Ref: Q88135 | Published: 01th Dec 2016

International logistics group currently in the market to appoint a digital specialist to help develop its online business. The successful candidate will be expected to...

Sales Director
£900,000 - Saudi Arabia, Ref: Q91363 | Published: 01th Dec 2016

An exciting opportunity has arisen within a rapidly growing international business. Our client is currently in the market to appoint a Sales Director to spearhead and ...

Buying Manager - International FMCG
£45,000 - £55,000 - Brentwood, Essex Ref: 101737 | Published: 30th Nov 2016

Buying Manager - FMCG An exciting Buying Manager opportunity has arisen to join a renowned international wholesale business that has exciting future-plans. This positi...

Store Manager - North-West London
£32,050 - £32,050 - North West London, London Ref: Q101906 | Published: 30th Nov 2016

A new opportunity has arisen with a well-known self-storage provider that is now looking for a Store Manager in North-West London You will be responsible for the manag...

Quest Insights

Retail offers most lucrative pay increase of any job
2016-11-17 11:00:00 +0000

Working as a retail representative offers the best pay increase opportunity of any job, according to a new study by Glassdoor. Retail ranked the second highest in terms of workers on minimum wage last year, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS), with over 50 per cent of retail jobs paying below the Living Wage. Yet new data has found those who stick with their job for a significant period stand to cash in on their loyalty. A retail representative who stays in their role for eig... Read more.