The UK’s biggest online garage and car repair marketplace has hired a new strategic network operations director to accommodate its rapid growth. The new director will move the business forward operationally through its next phase of growth.

The UK’s biggest online garage and car repair marketplace has hired a new strategic network operations director. has hired Lacey Hewison, who joined the team in July 2018 to accommodate the company’s rapid growth and ensure its continued success. Lacey has joined after working at the parent company of ScS Ltd and House of Fraser for two years as head of operational improvement.

Lacey has more than 15 years’ experience at senior management and executive levels and will bring her knowledge and expertise to the role. is an online car garage and repair marketplace connecting more than 11,600 garage and repair centres with drivers around the UK. The site has 1m users and recently processed more than 170,000 quotes through the site in one month.

Ian Griffiths, co-founder of, said:

We hired Lacey, who brings unparalleled operational expertise in the North East, to move the business forward operationally through our next phase of growth.

As the core marketplace generates ever increasing interaction between driver and garage – over 200k quotes per calendar month – and continues to expand in service plans and supply chain, she was an obvious hire and we look forward to her knowledge and enthusiasm permeating the entire business.

Lacey Hewison, new strategic network operations director, said:

I was initially drawn to by the potential and scale of both the business and the marketplace, along with the enthusiasm of Al and Ian, the co-founders. The business is entering an exciting period of growth, transformation and diversification and I am delighted to be part of the team.

My goal is to drive the network and operational side of the business to its full potential whilst ensuring we are managing and optimising the resource and expenditure.

The business has gone from strength to strength with a smaller team and as part of the growth strategy, my immediate aim is to ensure we are moving forward with optimised processes and an operationally savvy grounding.