Online Car Repair Marketplace Secures £4M, a UK-based online car repair marketplace, secured £4m in funding.

Backers included Shell Ventures, Sir Trevor Chinn, Active Partners and Venrex Investment Management.

The company intends to use the funds to keep scaling its activities and consolidate the market position in the UK.

Launched in 2011 by two former investment bankers, Al Preston and Ian Griffiths, is an online local garage and mechanic comparison service, allowing drivers to post jobs and receive quotes from local garages and mechanics. The platform currently has 11,500 garages registered to the site, has processed 1 million repair requests from UK drivers and receives circa 60,000 new job requests from drivers every month.
The company has offices in Newcastle upon Tyne, London and Kiev.



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