In 2005, Motionspot co-founder James Taylor broke his neck diving into the sea in Portugal.
After 8 months spent in Stoke Mandeville hospital, James returned home to his flat in Battersea, South London, to find a range of equipment had been installed to make his life easier.
There was just one problem; every item had been designed for a hospital rather than a home. James and his wife Katherine went from living in a home designed by them to a house full of grey padded shower seats, white plastic support rails, inaccessible showers and depressing furniture.
Ed Warner, a close friend, offered to help find something better. But after weeks of searching, the same issues kept coming up – limited choice, poor advice, condescending customer service, unclear pricing and bad design.
So that’s why we’re here. With the help of James and Katherine, Ed set up Motionspot to make sure no-one else has to endure the same frustrations. Since then the number of people in our team tripled and our work has transformed lives throughout the UK.
Our team is here to listen to your needs, provide friendly and helpful consultations and most importantly, supply beautifully designed, ergonomic support furniture that will ensure your house still feels like home.
In 2011 Ed left his job and launched Motionspot. Ed previously helped build the multi-award-winning social enterprise Global Ethics, selling a range of consumer products to fund development projects across Africa. Since 2007 Global Ethics has generated over £8m to fund drinking water projects, feeding programs and HIV support – changing the lives of 1.5 million people in sub-Saharan Africa. Ed loves to travel, play and watch sport and when he can, ski in unusual parts of the world.
James has spent his career within Investment Management and the Financial Services, starting with Corporate Finance and then investing private funds for Kleinwort Benson. He also has experience offering recruitment advice on public and private equity investing. James is on the board of the British Neurological Research Trust and the UK Stem Cell Foundation, which funds many projects into research for regenerative medicine. James enjoys a wide range of sports, charity fundraising and loves exploring foreign cities.