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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.

  • 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

  • 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

Store Manager - Portsmouth
£29,760 - £29,760 - Portsmouth, Hampshire Ref: Q101641 | Published: 20th Oct 2016

A new opportunity has arisen with a well-known self-storage provider that is now looking for a Store Manager for their Portsmouth store You will be responsible for the...

Head of Content
£40,000 - £60,000 - Dubai, Dubai Ref: Q101638 | Published: 20th Oct 2016

Content Manager/Head of Content I am currently looking for a Content manager to head up the content and social media for an exciting and fast growing online ecommerce ...

Marketing and Events Manager
£28,000 - £330,000 - London, London Ref: Q101640 | Published: 20th Oct 2016

My client, an iconic retailer with a strong heritage in the UK market, is looking for a Marketing and Events Manager to help shape the marketing strategy for their mos...

B2B Business Development Manager
£0 - Jeddah, Ref: Q101635 | Published: 20th Oct 2016

A leading food manufacturing company in the GCC is seeking a B2B specialist for the role of Business Development Manager. Job Role: Explore, identify new channels, und...

Customer Service Leader - Gatwick
£22,000 - £26,000 - Gatwick, West Sussex Ref: Q101502 | Published: 20th Oct 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 ...

Customer Service Leader
£24,000 - £28,000 - London, London Ref: Q101575 | Published: 20th Oct 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 ...

Marketing Manager - Retail
£60,000 - £65,000 - Dubai, Dubai Ref: Q101452 | Published: 19th Oct 2016

This large, international retailer has a world recognised brand. They seek a Marketing Manager to promote their Fashion and Accessories stores across the MENA region. ...

Regional Manager- South East London
£40,000 - £50,000 - South East London, London Ref: Q101600 | Published: 19th Oct 2016

Regional Manager- South East London I am looking for strong Regional Managers or aspiring Senior Store Managers to join a market-leading and growing retail business in...

Flagship Store Manager
£25,000 - £30,000 - Newton Abbot, Devon Ref: Q101633 | Published: 19th Oct 2016

A Flagship Retail Store Manager is needed for a Store in Devon area. The successful candidate must have excellent coaching and leadership skills and be a manger that t...

Visual Merchandiser
£30,000 - £40,000 - Dubai, Dubai Ref: 101623 | Published: 19th Oct 2016

- Liaising with teams such as buying, design and marketing to create design themes and plans, often months in advance, including window and in-store displays, signage ...

Retail Manager - Fashion
£23,000 - £28,000 - London, London Ref: Q101505 | Published: 18th Oct 2016

This is a great opportunity for a retail leader to join a creative British fashion brand at their Central London Flagship store. This brand is looking for someone with...

Store Manager - Brighton
£25,000 - £30,000 - Brighton, East Sussex Ref: Q101326 | Published: 18th Oct 2016

A new opportunity has arisen with a well known self-storage provider that is now looking for an Store Manager for their site in Brighton. You will be responsible for a...

Quest Insights

The changing face of the retail industry
2016-09-30 14:00:00 +0100

The digital revolution has changed many things, from how we consume media and communicate with each other, to how we receive information. Its implications are all encompassing and the retail industry is no exception. In the past five years advancements in technology have transformed how people shop, how retailers sell, and the roles of every employee in the retail industry. The BRC estimates 100,000 employees in the retail industry are now in jobs that didn’t exist five years ago. New roles r... Read more.