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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

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

Allocator
£20,000 - £25,000 - North London, London Ref: Q102652_1487957721 | Published: 24th Feb 2017

This internationally-renowned luxury fashion and lifestyle brand is looking for an analytical Allocator to join their Merchandising team at their North London head off...

Regional Director
£120,000 - Dubai Ref: Q82441_1487953043 | Published: 24th Feb 2017

Leading fashion retailer currently looking to appoint a Regional Director across the GCC to help expand their current retailing portfolio. The remit: - Maximise sales ...

Payroll Assistant - London
£16,000 - £18,000 - City of London, London Ref: Q102585_1487951177 | Published: 24th Feb 2017

PAYROLL ASSISTANT - LONDON A fast-paced high-street fashion retailer is looking for a payroll assistant to join their London based Head Office. This is an exciting opp...

Product Technologist- Lighting & Accessories
£45,000 - £50,000 - London Ref: Q102661_1487950991 | Published: 24th Feb 2017

Homewares Product Technologist- Lighting & Accessories Great new role for an extremely successful business! A well-established high-end specialist furniture and home w...

HR Assistant - London
£15,000 - £17,000 - City of London, London Ref: Q102658_1487950924 | Published: 24th Feb 2017

HR ASSISTANT - LONDON My client, a creative and fun high-street fashion brand is looking for a HR assistant to join their team in London! This is an amazing opportunit...

Department Manager
£25,000 - £30,000 - Oxfordshire Ref: Q102660_1487949765 | Published: 24th Feb 2017

A leading premium fashion and lifestyle brand is seeking a commercial retail manager to join their exception store team in the Oxfordshire area. This role requires an ...

Regional Manager
£50,000 - City of London, London Ref: Q82441_1487941428 | Published: 24th Feb 2017

Leading restaurant chain currently looking to appoint a Regional Manager to help expand their current retailing portfolio. The remit: - Maximise sales and profit - Abi...

Head of Merchandising
£100,000 - Dubai Ref: Q80190_1487938345 | Published: 24th Feb 2017

This leading global retailer is searching for an ambitious and highly capable Head of Merchandising to join its successful Merchandising team in the retail division. A...

Head of Operations
£90,000 - London Ref: Q75371_1487936303 | Published: 24th Feb 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...

Retail HR Manager
£75,000 - Belgium Ref: Q77173_1487935645 | Published: 24th Feb 2017

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a leading fashion brand with major expansion plans In order to continue their successful growth plans, this company is looki...

Intern - HR
£1 - £1 - Dubai Ref: Q102651_1487848595 | Published: 23th Feb 2017

Quest is a boutique specialist retail and consumer recruitment consultancy with an international presence. From their first office in London in 1994, they have expande...

Buying & Merchandising Manager
£55,000 - £75,000 - United Arab Emirates Ref: Q102546_1487831137 | Published: 23th Feb 2017

Job Title: Buying & Merchandising Manager Job Ref: 102546 Job Location: UAE Salary: 28000-30000 AED per month Job Description: Our client, a fast-growing Retail compan...

Quest Insights

Quest UK Retail Salary Survey
2017-02-21 11:00:00 +0000

In January 2017 Quest, in partnership with Retail Gazette, launched the most comprehensive salary review of retail professionals in the UK. Over 500 UK retail professionals were surveyed and their opinions and answers form the basis of the report alongside insights from our experienced consultants. We would like to thank everyone that took part in the survey and made this report possible. Initial findings show that despite all the uncertainty in the past year most retail professionals are sat... Read more.