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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 Goods sectors
  • Over 20 years’ experience in finding top talent
  • A database of over 700,000 candidates
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  • International offices in the UK and Middle East
  • Recommended by the world’s leading retail businesses
  • 90% repeat business

Latest Jobs

HR Manager
£15,000 - £25,000 - Dubai Ref: Q102118 | Published: 22th Jan 2017

Job Description: Our client needs an HR Manager to join the administration and be part of the company's rapid growth. As an HR Manager, your responsibilities are the f...

NPD Site Manager
£40,000 - £60,000 - Dubai Ref: Q102330 | Published: 22th Jan 2017

Job Description: A leading Retail company is looking to hire an NPD Site Manager to be part of their excellent team. As an NPD Site Manager, you will have the followin...

Digital Marketing Manager
£40,000 - £45,000 - Riyadh, Ref: Q102109 | Published: 22th Jan 2017

A rapidly growing company is looking for a Digital Marketing Manager to Join their High Performing and dynamic marketing team. As a Digital Marketing Manager, your rol...

Digital Product Owner
£25,000 - £35,000 - Harlow, Essex Ref: 102328 | Published: 21th Jan 2017

An exciting Digital Product Owner opportunity has arisen to join a market leading international pure-play retailer with global plans for growth. This position will be ...

Digital Content Executive
£25,000 - £35,000 - Harlow, Essex Ref: 102327 | Published: 21th Jan 2017

An exciting Digital Content Executive opportunity has arisen to join a market leading international pure-play retailer with global plans for growth. This position will...

Digital Communications Executive
£25,000 - £35,000 - Harlow, Essex Ref: 102326 | Published: 21th Jan 2017

An exciting Digital Communications Executive opportunity has arisen to join a market leading international pure-play retailer with global plans for growth. This positi...

Digital Marketing Manager
£35,000 - £45,000 - Harlow, Essex Ref: 102325 | Published: 21th Jan 2017

An exciting Digital Marketing Manager opportunity has arisen to join a market leading international pure-play retailer with global plans for growth.This position will ...

Quality & Logistics Coordinator
£23,000 - £26,000 - London Ref: Q102318 | Published: 20th Jan 2017

My client, one of the UK's most iconic premium homeware companies, is looking for a Quality and Technical manager to join their UK head office team. Reporting to the L...

Fixtures & Fittings Procurement Manager
£22,000 - £32,500 - South East England, Ref: Q102322 | Published: 20th Jan 2017

My client, one of the UK's biggest multi product retailers, is currently looking to strengthen their commercial team with an Equipment Buying Specialist. You will sit ...

Micro Space Analyst
£0 - South East England, Ref: Q102215 | Published: 20th Jan 2017

Micro Space Analyst A well-known international retailer is looking to expand their Space Planning team and are looking for a highly analytical candidate to join their ...

Head of Buying
£110,000 - £130,000 - London Ref: Q102090 | Published: 19th Jan 2017

This highly admirable Luxury retailer has an exciting Head of Buying role to be based in the heart of London. The role is to provide a product range to the customer, m...

Product Developer
£25,000 - £30,000 - North West England, Ref: Q102314 | Published: 19th Jan 2017

Product Developer Our client is a growing FMCG business, based in the North West, who are expanding their NPD team and looking for a Product Developer. This is a newly...

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.