Motorway appoints Oliver Grummell, formerly of Ocado and Tesco, as first Commercial Director
London, 30th August 2023 – Motorway, the UK’s fastest-growing used car marketplace, today announced the appointment of Oliver Grumell as the company’s first Commercial Director.
Oliver joined Motorway at the end of July after spending four years at Ocado where he led the roll-out of their solution to retailers across the world, including some of the biggest retailers in the US. Prior to Ocado, Oliver was at Tesco for 11 years where he held a range of roles, including running their marketplace business.
In his role as Commercial Director at Motorway, Oliver will lead the commercial and operations teams for Motorway’s dealer side of the business, overseeing teams across the London and Brighton offices. Oliver will be instrumental in ensuring Motorway continues to provide Motorway’s dealer partners with the best stock acquisition experience, supporting their profitable growth. Oliver will report to James Wilson, Chief Operating Officer.
Motorway saw its sales more than double year on year from £841m in 2021 to £1.7bn in 2022. This rapid growth demonstrates continued demand for Motorway’s service, which matches people selling their car with car dealers looking to acquire stock. By removing the middlemen and bringing the process online, the platform delivers a better deal for both sides, with a more efficient experience, driven by technology.
James Wilson, COO, Motorway, said:
“We’re delighted to have Oliver join the Motorway team. He brings a wealth of highly relevant experience from two very strong retail and e-commerce brands, both in the UK and internationally. We still have lots of opportunities to innovate for our dealer partners, unlocking more high quality stock and delivering profitable growth for our dealers. Oliver will play a critical role in this. It’s great to have him on the team and I’m excited to see what he will deliver!”
Oliver Grummell, Commercial Director, Motorway, said:
“Motorway has been on an incredible trajectory over the last few years – with sales more than doubling in the last year. They have created high-performing teams that always go the extra mile in delivering for their customers and dealer partners. I’m excited to join this award-winning business at such an exciting time and help them on their journey to become the world’s most trusted way to buy and sell cars.”
Motorway is the UK’s fastest-growing used car marketplace. We connect people selling their car directly with our network of more than 5,000 verified car dealers, matching each seller on our platform with the dealer who most wants to buy their car. We help car owners sell their cars 100% online for a great price in as little as 24 hours, with their car collected from home for free, while supporting our car dealer partners to easily acquire the best used car stock.