About Us

GoRoadie helps connect learner drivers with driving instructors.

Built by a passionate team in Dundee, Edinburgh and Perth, we are dedicated to connecting learner drivers with a driving instructor that suits them, while creating tools aimed at making instructors day-to-day easier.

10,000+ Unique students
1,000+ Registered Users
Less than 24 hours From instructor sign-up to first student

History

GoRoadie was launched as a beta in 2017, with a proper launch in September 2018. GoRoadie offers prospective driving students the ability to find the ideal instructor for them.

GoRoadie was initially launched in Dundee, Scotland (our home town) where we shaped and molded the service before expanding into other UK cities.

Throughout 2018, we spent time speaking with hundreds of local driving instructors with the aim of building something they would find really useful.

Since then, we received our 10,000 students through our platform and from that point on, we have been steadily evolving. We regularly meet active driving instructors to gain feedback on any proposed improvements or changes to the service.

In 2020 during the COVID-19 lockdown, we ensured our instructors were not out of pocket by giving all instructors free access to new pupils. We gave away over 700 pupils to instructors resulting in business more than £1 million in revenues. We put instructors first and aim to improve their quality of life.

Even through the difficulties of the industry shutting down, the GoRoadie team continued to innovate and add additional features and services to help driving instructors. The team completed their first investment round in June 2020 and then followed that up with a win at Scottish EDGE, awarding them an a further £60,000 of funding.

Timeline

  • Conceived April 2016
  • Research begins May 2016
  • Beta release May 2017
  • Official launch 500th instructor requested September 2018
  • 5th city launch March 2019
  • 1,000th pupil request April 2019
  • Seed investment round July 2020
  • 10,000th pupil request Wins Scottish EDGE November 2020

Founders

Michael Carr

Michael Carr

Michael shapes the company vision and drives growth and technical innovation at GoRoadie.

Barry White

Barry White

Barry leads the design and user experience at GoRoadie, helping hundreds of learners find their ideal instructor.

Press & Reviews

“Great website. Since I started using it, I got lots of new customers. Will recommend this for anyone.” Michael Winiarski via Trustpilot
“Searched for driving lessons and GoRoadie was one of the first links. The site is easy to use and the different driving instructors were clearly shown … I would highly recommend GoRoadie as a way of getting started with driving.” — Malcolm Marshall via Trustpilot
“I found the site easy to use and almost immediately got a booking through from a new client. I would never have met them had it not been for GoRoadie.” — Alex Martin via Trustpilot

Contact

You can contact either Barry or Michael directly by emailing barry@goroadie.com or michael@goroadie.com.