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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 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
  • Recommended by the world’s leading retail businesses
  • 90% repeat business

Latest Jobs

Head of Operations
£90,000 - London Ref: Q75371 | Published: 19th Jan 2017

Head of Operations required to spearhead domestic developments. Head of Ops will be responsible for: Overall responsibility for the implementation and launch of the bu...

Assistant Merchandiser
£19,000 - £25,000 - Lancashire Ref: Q101921 | Published: 18th Jan 2017

This is a great opportunity for an Assistant Merchandiser to progress their career with an established British fashion retailer. You will be based at the Lancashire He...

Wine Sales Executive
£30,000 - £40,000 - Dubai Ref: Q100998 | Published: 18th Jan 2017

A highly successful alcohol vendor is currently looking to hire a dynamic and highly driven Wine Sales Executive to join their Sales team. Your role as the Sales Execu...

Head of Merchandising
£45,000 - £45,000 - Norfolk Ref: Q102167 | Published: 17th Jan 2017

A market leading retailer, known for its trailblazing initiatives in their industry, is looking for an experienced merchandiser to lead their growing merch team. This ...

Marketing Analyst
£24,000 - £25,000 - Lancashire Ref: Q102128 | Published: 17th Jan 2017

This established British fashion and lifestyle retailer is looking for a Marketing Analyst to join their growing business. The successful candidate will ideally have e...

Merchandiser - FTC
£33,000 - £35,000 - Lancashire Ref: Q102110 | Published: 17th Jan 2017

This established British fashion retailer is looking for a Merchandiser to join their Merchandising team. This is a contract position for 10-12 months, and you will be...

Flagship General Manager (Central London)
£65,000 - £75,000 - London Ref: 102121 | Published: 17th Jan 2017

An iconic luxury clothing retailer is looking for an exceptional store manager to lead its most high profile and high turnover flagship stores in Central London. This ...

Store Manager - West Sussex
£17,500 - £20,000 - Worthing, West Sussex Ref: Q102092 | Published: 16th Jan 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...

Sales Advisor - Stockport
£16,440 - £16,440 - Stockport, Greater Manchester Ref: Q102107 | Published: 16th Jan 2017

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 an experienced Sales...

Assistant Store Manager - Kingston
£19,500 - £22,000 - Kingston upon Thames, Surrey Ref: Q102108 | Published: 16th Jan 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 Kingston. You will be respons...

Senior Marketing Manager
£50,000 - £70,000 - Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire Ref: 102091 | Published: 13th Jan 2017

An exciting Senior Marketing Manager opportunity has arisen to join a renowned brand that has exciting future-plans. This position will be well suited to someone who i...

Store Manager - North London
£27,000 - £32,000 - North West London, London Ref: Q101906 | Published: 13th Jan 2017

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

Quest Insights

Christmas Shopping?
2016-12-16 10:00:00 +0000

Over a third of shoppers plan to increase their spending over Christmas, despite Brexit anxieties. New research from shopper marketing agency Savvy has found that UK consumers are less affected by looming inflation than many predicted, with over a quarter expecting to shop online on Christmas day. Change to consumer confidence appears to have remained minimal since the referendum, and Christmas sales are expected to continue a trend of growth in light of new Office for National Statistics fig... Read more.