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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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    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.

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

Latest Jobs

Senior Waiters and Bartenders
£12,000 - £12,000 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates Ref: Q103103_1495694728 | Published: 25th May 2017

Some of the coolest restaurants in Dubai the UAE are looking for unique, young professional bartenders/mixologists/waiting staff/team leaders/hostesses. You must have ...

Corporate Affairs and Communications Manager - Arabic Speaking
£90,000 - £120,000 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates Ref: Q103156_1495629604 | Published: 24th May 2017

A leading multinational consumer business is currently on the lookout for a Corporate Affairs & Communications Manager to be based in Dubai. Core Responsibilities: · M...

Quality & CSR Manager
£55,000 - £65,000 - Surrey, England Ref: Q103165_1495626447 | Published: 24th May 2017

An international food manufacturer is currently looking for a Quality & Corporate Social Responsibility Manager. This business has operations in the UK, Europe & US wi...

Supervisor
£22,000 - £24,000 - City of London, London Ref: Q103173_1495616239 | Published: 24th May 2017

I have a pleasure to work with one of the fastest growing and innovative brands who are opening several stores in top locations around Central London. I'm looking for ...

Store Manager - High Wycombe
£22,000 - £25,000 - High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire Ref: Q103170_1495614628 | Published: 24th May 2017

One of the fastest growing homeware brands in the UK is looking for a Showroom Manager to manage their store in High Wycombe. This is a perfect role for a candidate wh...

Sales Manager
£34,000 - £36,000 - South East England, England Ref: Q103172_1495613567 | Published: 24th May 2017

One of the fastest growing homeware brands in the UK is looking for a Regional Sales Manager to cover the South East Area. This is a perfect role for a sales manager w...

Online Merchandiser
£30,000 - £40,000 - Berkshire, England Ref: Q103133_1495553150 | Published: 23th May 2017

I'm currently recruiting for an Online Merchandiser to join a successful homeware business in Berkshire. The successful candidate will have an online and analytical ba...

Store Manager - Dagenham
£22,000 - £25,000 - Dagenham, Essex Ref: Q102094_1495547510 | Published: 23th May 2017

This industry leading supplier & wholesaler dealing with reputable trade customers and businesses is looking for a Flagship Store Manager. This national business has o...

Merchandiser
£30,000 - £40,000 - Berkshire, England Ref: Q103133_1495537874 | Published: 23th May 2017

I'm currently recruiting for an Online Merchandiser to join a successful homeware business in Berkshire. The successful candidate will have an online and analytical ba...

Head of Buying
£60,000 - £65,000 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates Ref: 103157_1495461740 | Published: 22th May 2017

We are currently working with a rapid-growing company and they are currently looking to hire a Head of Buying to join their team. Your main role is to lead the purchas...

Assistant Store Manager
£19,000 - £22,000 - Camberley, Surrey Ref: Q103159_1495456201 | Published: 22th May 2017

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

Store Manager Designate - North Scotland
£30,000 - £33,000 - Inverness, Highlands Ref: Q102859_1495438954 | Published: 22th May 2017

My client, one of the biggest lifestyle brands on the high street is looking for a Flagship Store Manager. The successful candidate must have excellent coaching and le...

Quest Insights

Could Amazon be the push the fashion industry needs
2017-05-19 09:00:00 +0100

Not content with disrupting the tech, online and grocery industries, in February Amazon announced it would be making its first UK foray into fashion. This could not have come at a more pertinent time, with high street fashion chains going through turbulent times in the face of the ever-increasing prominence of technology and online media. Similarly, the impassioned debate over business rates cites concerns that the recent revaluation now favours online retailers with huge warehouses, to the d... Read more.