Maja Pawinska Sims 21 Jan 2022 // 4:46PM GMT
LONDON — Fast-growing UK used car marketplace Motorway has appointed Victoria Biggs as its first chief communications officer.
Biggs joins after five years at Trainline, the independent rail and coach times and tickets platform, where she led global communications during a period of rapid growth and the company’s 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.
Before joining Trainline, Biggs was managing director of MSL’s UK and EMEA consumer practice for nearly six years. She was also PR director of eBay and an associate director at Freuds.
In her new role, Biggs takes responsibility for Motorway’s communications functions and sustainability strategy, and joins the Motorway executive team, reporting into CEO Tom Leathes, who said: “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.”
Biggs added: “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.”
In November 2021, Motorway was valued at more than $1 billion in a new funding round of $190 million, co-led by Index Ventures and ICONIQ Growth, with existing investors Latitude, Unbound and BMW i Ventures also participating. It reported 300% year-on-year growth and is on track for sales to top $2 billion during 2022.
Biggs’ hire follows the appointment of James Wilson, former director of marketplace fulfilment for Amazon UK, as Motorway’s chief operating officer.