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    Richard Ashcroft

    Managing Consultant, London

    Richard Ashcroft joined Quest in 2010. He has a degree in Business Studies and began his career in retail and hospitality management before becoming a recruitment consultant. Richard was initially tasked with developing Quest’s hospitality desk and now works across all retail roles, covering assignments ranging from £30-£150k both in-store and head office.

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    Marcel Chahine

    Divisional Manager, London

    Marcel Chahine heads up the UK-based International Team. He has a degree in Business Management and worked in property and leasing for several years before joining Quest in 2007.  Marcel has an exceptional level of industry knowledge and an unparalleled network of contacts.  He and his team focus predominantly on opportunities across Europe, Middle East and Africa although they have also worked on assignments across the Caribbean and Asia – never one to disappoint a client! 

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    Steve Chrysostomou

    Consultant, Dubai

    Steve has a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Kent and a Masters in Value Chain Management. Both his undergraduate and post-graduate studies gave him an invaluable understanding into the Retail industry, his focus at Quest.  Prior to working at Quest, he was in the FMCG sector working on National Accounts with major UK retailers at Go Entertainment Group.  Steve joined Quest in Dubai at the beginning of 2014.  He speaks Greek fluently as well as English along with a working knowledge of French.

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    Susie Hinton

    Senior Consultant, London

    Susie specialises in Fashion Roles, both head office and store based, including Buying, Merchandising and Design. Having graduated in English from Newcastle University Susie embarked on her career in retail through the fiercely competitive graduate scheme, taking on many high profile positions and several regional projects (including an award winning one!).  She spent five years in retail management with Marks & Spencer and Boots before joining Quest Search and Selection in 2014.​

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    Samantha Silva

    Divisional Manager, London

    Samantha Silva heads up the UK Retail team from Quest’s London office.  Her specialist areas include nationwide Retail Operations recruitment across all sectors and also Head Office recruitment across the South and Midlands. Samantha joined Quest as a graduate and has worked her way up during ten years’ recruitment experience. She has managed the retail team over the last six years, including a one-year secondment in Manchester. Samantha has won a number of internal accolades and awards and has become the most successful consultant in Quest history.

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    Andrew Walker

    Consultant, London

    Andrew joined Quest’s UK office in January 2015 as a Recruitment Consultant, focusing primarily on roles based in the north of England and Scotland for Retail Recruitment positions within Stores, Operations and Head Office.  Andrew worked at EE as Retail Manager for 7 years prior to joining Quest, so has a strong sales background.  Andrew has a BA in Business and Marketing from the University Of Lincoln, UK.​

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    Barry Hopkins

    Managing Consultant, London

    Barry Hopkins joined Quest Search in 2016 to lead the digital business across consumer markets. He began his career working for TGI Friday’s, Game Group and O2 Telefonica before moving into recruitment. Barry has 12 years’ recruitment experience specialising within the retail, hospitality & leisure sectors.

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    Emma Hutchinson

    Consultant, London

    Emma is part of the Fashion Team at Quest, and specialises in stores, merchandising and logistics roles for premium brands across the UK. After completing a BA Geography Degree at the University of Nottingham, she travelled South America before joining the Boots Graduate Scheme. She spent a year in various retail management positions in London, and joined Quest as a Consultant in 2016.

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    Karolina Plaskaty

    Consultant, London

    Karolina joined Quest in March 2016 after having a successful career in retail management. Having previously worked at Vodafone and Lloyds Bank she gained management and sales experience . Specialising in Retail Operations and Head office roles in the Luxury  Boutique, Jewellery and accessories sectors.

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    Rubee Variava

    Consultant, London

    Rubee recently joined the fashion team at Quest with 7 years’ experience in Fashion Buying within high profile brands including Net-A-Porter, Ralph Lauren and Timberland. Rubee completed a Fashion Design and Technology degree from Manchester Metropolitan University, prior to pursuing her career within Retail. With her invaluable understanding of the retail industry, her specialist areas are recruiting for head office roles including Buying, Merchandising, Design and Production/Technical roles.

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

Sales Advisor - Peterborough
£17,000 - £20,000 - Peterborough, Cambridgeshire Ref: Q101949 | Published: 09th 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 an experienced Sales...

Area Manager- London
£50,000 - £60,000 - London, London Ref: Q101553 | Published: 09th Dec 2016

Area Manager- London An exceptional Regional Manager/Area Manager is needed for a market leading retail brand based in the London area. Reporting to the Head of Operat...

Supply Chain and Logistics Co-ordinator
£22,000 - £25,000 - London, London Ref: Q101945 | Published: 09th Dec 2016

We are looking to speak to creative and driven individuals with experience in retail supply chain and account management for a Supply Chain & Logistics Co-ordinator po...

Head of Merchandising
£100,000 - Saudi Arabia, Ref: Q80190 | Published: 08th Dec 2016

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...

Sales Manager *
£48,000 - £53,000 - Dubai, Dubai Ref: Q101940 | Published: 08th Dec 2016

A Strategic Sales Manager is currently needed by our client, a well-established consumer electronics retailer, where you will be part of an exciting team where you can...

Sales Manager - Iran *
£4,000 - £4,500 - Dubai, Dubai Ref: Q101917 | Published: 08th Dec 2016

A strategic Sales Manager is currently needed by our client, a well-established electronics retailer, where you will be part of the exciting Iran team where you can dr...

Sales Executive - Calculators *
£9,000 - £12,000 - Dubai, Dubai Ref: Q101915 | Published: 08th Dec 2016

An internationally known electronics retailer is currently looking for Sales Executive for Calculators The position is expected to handle the following responsibilitie...

Pre-Sales Manager *
£18,000 - £22,000 - Dubai, Dubai Ref: Q101916 | Published: 08th Dec 2016

An internationally known electronics retailer is currently looking out for Pre-Sales Manager to lead the System Integrators (SI) to success. Reporting to Divisional GM...

Buying/Creative Assistant
£20,000 - £24,000 - London, London Ref: Q101924 | Published: 08th Dec 2016

My client, a gadgets and gifts retailer, is looking for a creative and product focused assistant buyer to join their developing team. Working alongside the existing bu...

Food Buyer
£30,000 - £35,000 - West London, London Ref: Q101928 | Published: 08th Dec 2016

Our client is looking to recruit a Buyer to lead the buying function for a new restaurant chain. In this role you will be responsible for implementing purchasing best ...

Non Food Buyer
£30,000 - £35,000 - West London, London Ref: Q101927 | Published: 08th Dec 2016

Our client is looking to recruit a Buyer to manage the non-consumables side of their business. In this role you will be responsible for implementing purchasing best pr...

QA Manager (Broiler)
£30,000 - £50,000 - Jeddah, Ref: Q101267 | Published: 08th Dec 2016

An excellent opportunity has opened for a Quality Assurance Manager (Broiler) for a leading FMCG manufacturer within the Food and Agriculture industry. The business is...

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.