Motiva Group History


In 1986 the founding member of Motiva Group, M-Way, was established. It's roots were firmly set in Stoke-on-Trent and specialised in Van and Truck Rentals. It's first fleet consisted of only 10 vehicles.


Shortly after M-Way was established it started to grow links further a field than Stoke with rental customers in Manchester and Birmingham. However the early nineties were difficult times for the business as interest rates soared which was problematic and stuttered growth. The late nineties proved more prosperous as the rental fleet hit 350 vehicles.


As the new millennium dawned the Group grew into a more recognisable company. A holding company was founded to house M-Way, the newly renamed Motiva Direct and newly formed Motiva Vehicle Contracts. The later was formed as the vehicle contract and leasing arm of the group, the founder was Peter Davenport.

In the years that followed the leasing fleet grew considerably and the Group saw themselves enter the Fleet News Top 50 Contract Hire companies at 47th. They haven't looked back since, currently lying at 30th in the FN50 having consistently rose up the rankings.


In 2006,  a Buy Out of the holding company saw Peter Davenport, Gary Williams, Richard Dawson and Jeff Ball all become shareholders.


Since the Buy Out, the Group has expanded it's product portfolio to include Lite-Lease and Motrak. Now based over two sites in Stoke-on-Trent the group looks to continue expanding its product portfolio and maintain it's position as a one the UK's leading independent "total fleet solution" providers. In 2014 all of the subsidiary companies of Motiva Group moved onto our 'Super Site' at Clarence House, Clarence Road, Longton, Stoke-On-Trent, ST3 1AZ. Motiva is currently celebrating it's 30th Birthday!  You can see our recent successes and news items here.