Used car marketplace Motorway appoints Trainline’s Victoria Biggs as Chief Communications Officer

  • Alex Buttle
  • 20th January 2022
  • Biggs is responsible for public relations, internal communications and sustainability
  • She joins the executive team, reporting into Chief Executive Officer Tom Leathes
  • Appointment follows recent $190m funding round and appointment of James Wilson as COO 

LONDON, 20th January 2022: Motorway, the UK’s fastest-growing used car marketplace, has appointed Victoria Biggs to the newly created role of Chief Communications Officer.  

Biggs joins from Trainline, the leading independent rail and coach platform, where she led global communications during a period of rapid growth and the company’s successful listing on the London Stock Exchange.  She was also responsible for sustainability, working with senior management to define Trainline’s purpose and with teams across the business to manage the company’s environmental impact.

Biggs brings more than 20 years’ experience in strategic communications for high growth tech companies including eBay and Trainline, as well as at leading UK and global communications consultancies.  She takes responsibility for Motorway’s communications functions and sustainability strategy, and joins the Motorway executive team, reporting into CEO, Tom Leathes. 

Motorway enables customers to quickly and easily sell their cars for the best price from the comfort of home using only a smartphone. With a network of more than 4,000 professional car dealers using the platform to directly bid on these vehicles, Motorway helps customers sell their cars for up to £1,000 more in as little as 24 hours – while supporting its car dealer partners to acquire the best used car stock online.

In November 2021, Motorway was valued at more than $1bn in a new funding round of $190m, co-led by Index Ventures and ICONIQ Growth, with existing investors Latitude, Unbound and BMW i Ventures also participating.  It reported seeing 300% YOY growth with a run-rate to deliver more than $2bn in sales during 2022.  

Biggs’ appointment follows fast on the heels of the appointment of James Wilson, former Director of Marketplace Fulfillment for Amazon UK, as Chief Operating Officer. 

Tom Leathes, CEO of Motorway, comments:

“I’m delighted to welcome Victoria to the Motorway family. On the back of unprecedented growth in the last 12 months, investing in the best possible talent is imperative to our continued success. And that is exactly what we have found in Victoria. Her incredible experience working for high growth tech companies like Trainline and eBay makes her an invaluable addition to our team – both spearheading our sustainability strategy and leading our communications as the business continues to grow at an accelerated pace.”

On joining Motorway, Victoria Biggs comments:

“I’m excited to be joining a business that has such a strong customer focus and is harnessing the power of technology to build a better car market for everyone.  Motorway has already achieved incredible growth and I’m looking forward to joining the team as we continue to scale and become the most trusted and sustainable used car marketplace.”

About Motorway

Motorway is the UK’s fastest-growing used car marketplace – the online-only platform connecting private car sellers with thousands of verified dealers nationwide, ensuring everyone gets the best deal.  Since launching in 2017, Motorway has grown to a team of over 250 and has completed over 100,000 successful car sales for customers across the UK. 

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