About us

    Motorway started in 2017 with a vision to build a better car market for everyone, harnessing the power of technology to deliver an amazing experience.

    We help everyone to quickly and easily sell their car for the best price from the comfort of home, using only a phone.

    With our network of more than 5,000 professional car dealers directly bidding on vehicles, we enable our customers to sell their cars in as little as 24 hours ­– whilst supporting our car dealer partners to acquire the best possible used car stock, 100% online.

    This is the way to sell your car. This is the Motorway.

    Motorway photos app

    More than 250,000 people have sold their car the Motorway way and a car sale is agreed every four minutes. We’ve more than doubled our sales year on year. And the journey’s only just begun.

    Motorway seller app

    Our team

    Motorway is a team of over 400 people located across our two offices - London and Brighton, as well as remotely around the world. Our team includes world-class talent in engineering, product design, operations, customer service, sales and marketing.

    Executive team

    Tom Leathes
    Tom LeathesCo-founder & CEO
    Harry Jones
    Harry JonesCo-founder & CPO
    Liz Kistruck
    Liz KistruckCFO
    James Wilson
    James WilsonCOO
    Lloyd Page
    Lloyd PageCMO
    Alex Buttle
    Alex ButtleCo-founder & VP Growth
    Jen Craddock
    Jen CraddockVP People
    Asif Ghulamali
    Asif GhulamaliVP Finance
    Matt Sleeman
    Matt SleemanVP Engineering

    Careers

    We are always looking for talented, driven individuals to join the team. You can read more about working at Motorway and our open positions on our careers page.

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    Investors

    Motorway is backed by some of the world’s leading technology and marketplace investors.

    Index VenturesICONIQ CapitalMarchmont VenturesLocal GlobeBMW i Ventures

    The story so far

    Motorway is founded by serial technology entrepreneurs Alex Buttle, Harry Jones and Tom Leathes. Our first office is in a disused hospital in Camden Town where we build and launch the Motorway website.

    2017

    2017

    We raise £2.75m in seed funding to scale our price comparison technology and partner with some of the UK's biggest online car buyers.

    July 2018

    July 2018

    We expand our offering by adding thousands of cars dealerships to our buying network, helping customers get even better prices for their cars.

    September 2018

    September 2018

    We launch the new Motorway brand, developed in collaboration with Koto.

    May 2019

    May 2019

    We raise an £11m Series A investment round from Marchmont and LocalGlobe to fuel Motorway’s growth and launch Motorway for dealers – a new platform for professional car dealers to buy premium stock directly from private sellers.

    June 2019

    June 2019

    Motorway wins Highly Commended for the Used Car Product of the Year award at the Car Dealer Used Car Awards 2019.

    November 2019

    November 2019

    Our Kiev development hub launches, increasing the capability of our engineering team and adding our third location alongside London and Brighton.

    January 2020

    January 2020

    Averaging one sale enquiry every 15 seconds, we complete our 50,000th sale on the Motorway site. The team scale up to 75 people across our 3 offices.

    February 2020

    February 2020

    We experience unprecedented growth after the first COVID-19 lockdown, launching a new contact-free transport service and announce transactions of over £1m a day.

    June 2020

    June 2020

    Our platform sees record growth for both sellers and buying dealers, with over £35 million in car transactions completed in a single month. We also welcome our 100th team member.

    October 2020

    October 2020

    We end 2020 with over £220 million worth of vehicles sold despite the coronavirus pandemic. We celebrate by opening a new office in the centre of Brighton for our growing sales team.

    December 2020

    December 2020

    We see 138% sales growth year on year with £2 million of vehicles sold per day. To expand the Motorway brand and drive awareness of our service, Lloyd Page, previously Marketing Director at MoneySuperMarket, joins as CMO.

    February 2021

    February 2021

    We raise a £48m Series B investment round led by Index Ventures along with BMW i Ventures and Unbound. Our team grows to over 160 people, as we announce monthly sales of over 4,000 cars, helping deliver better transactions for more car sellers and dealers across the UK.

    June 2021

    June 2021

    To propel our growth, we launch a major new brand marketing campaign spanning TV, radio, outdoor and digital. The campaign highlights the benefits of selling your car the Motorway way.

    August 2021

    August 2021

    With sales continuing to accelerate, we deliver over 8,000 monthly sales and £300m in sales in Q3 2021 - 300% more than the year before. More car dealers than ever rely on us to find the best used car stock nationwide.

    October 2021

    October 2021

    Motorway is valued at over $1bn in a new funding round of $190m, co-led by Index Ventures and ICONIQ Growth. This funding will be used to further grow our world-class team, and help ensure more customers can sell their car the Motorway way.

    November 2021

    November 2021

    Continuing our growth plans, we sign two big sports partnerships, sponsoring ITV’s Live Coverage of the Guinness Six Nations and sponsoring BT Sport’s broadcast coverage of the Premier League and UEFA Europa League.

    January 2022

    January 2022

    We launch iPhone and Android apps to guide customers through profiling their car, delivering an even more seamless experience.

    June 2022

    June 2022

    We move into our new purpose-built London HQ. The new space houses our rapidly-growing team and is designed for hybrid working.

    July 2022

    July 2022

    Car dealer’s take centre stage in a fresh Motorway TV ad. The new TV advert sees car dealers compete to secure the best price by dancing on epic, larger-than-life calculators.

    August 2022

    August 2022

    We hit an exciting milestone - 40,000 reviews on Trustpilot, with an overall rating of ‘Excellent’! ‘Go the extra mile’ is one of our core values and our fantastic team at Motorway drive to deliver an amazing experience for our car sellers and dealers.

    November 2022

    November 2022

    Motorway reveals continued, accelerated growth in 2022, with £1.7bn in sales. As record numbers of car owners came to Motorway to sell their car online, we more than doubled sales, year on year.

    December 2022

    December 2022

    We launch our Car Value Tracker. This industry-first tool helps car owners track changes to the value of their vehicle over time, helping them be savvy about selling at the right time.

    January 2023

    January 2023

    More about Motorway

    Motorway for dealers

    Looking for stock? Motorway for dealers is the new way to buy privately-owned used vehicles - all online and without the middlemen.

    Press

    Get in touch with our press team. We can provide comment and info on car buying trends to UK and global news publishers.