About us

With so many ways to sell your car, it can be overwhelming. At Motorway, we’re focused on building the best way. Our vision is to build a better car market for everyone.

Transparent and straightforward in all that we do, our smart technology matches our customers’ cars with a nationwide network of verified dealers.

This enables those dealers to buy vehicles direct from private sellers using our fully-online sales platform, with hundreds of cars successfully sold every day.

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Reducing time and effort on all sides, we help everyone get the right deal quickly. It all, just, works.

In our first 4 years, we've helped over 2.5 million car owners value and sell their car. We've grown by over 100% year-on-year and the journey's just begun.

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Our team

Motorway is a team of over 160 people located across three offices and remotely around the world. Our team includes world-class talent in engineering, product design, operations, sales and marketing.

Leadership team

Tom Leathes
Tom LeathesCo-founder & CEO
Harry Jones
Harry JonesCo-founder & CPO
Lloyd Page
Lloyd PageCMO
James Bush
James BushSales Director
Alex Buttle
Alex ButtleCo-founder & Marketing Director
Jen Craddock
Jen CraddockDirector of People
Asif Ghulamali
Asif GhulamaliFinance Director
David Goldsworth
David GoldsworthDirector of Customer Experience
Brad Jayakody
Brad JayakodyDirector of 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.

Investors

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

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 car 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 is the first piece of work from our new agency line up of Wonderhood Studios and MG OMD, highlighting the benefits of selling your car the Motorway way.

August 2021

August 2021

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Motorway for dealers

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Press

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