2016 News

Lanes welcomes ‘positive’ labelling step from wet wipes makers


The UK’s leading independent drainage specialist has welcomed a positive step from wet wipe makers on tightening labelling of their products. But Lanes Group plc points out that water industry experts want more to be done to protect the environment and prevent sewer blockages. Michelle Ringland, Lanes Group’s Head of Marketing, said: “The decision by…

Wipes causing sewer blockage

Lanes Group enters the mid-market top 250


  Lanes Group plc has been named within the top 250 mid-market private companies in the UK for the first time. The drainage and asset maintenance solutions specialist ranks at 218 in the Grant Thornton Top Track 250 companies. The league table, published by the Sunday Times, identifies the fastest-growing and most successful mid-market companies…

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New drainage depot boosts service and sustainability


Lanes Group plc has opened a new drainage services depot in Slough, Berkshire, to serve West London and the Thames Valley. The move enhances the company’s ability to support customers in the region with a comprehensive range of drain unblocking, repair and rehabilitation services, and improves the sustainability of its operations. The depot, known as…

Lanes recycler at work rear view

Lanes supports contractor curing major road bottleneck


Drainage engineers from Lanes Group plc are coming to the end of a major programme of highways work to cure one of the worst road bottlenecks in the North West of England. They have been supporting Highways England’s main contractor, Costain, in the development of a new 4.5-mile section of the A556 trunk road between…

A556 Under construction from above

Lanes secures prison drainage cleaning and survey work


  Drainage engineers from Lanes Group have carried out a comprehensive drainage survey at a privately-run prison. Sodexo Justice Services commissioned Lanes Group’s Manchester depot to carry out the work at the category B Forest Bank prison, at Swinton, Salford, which can hold 1,460 male prisoners. Alistair Culpan, Assistant Facilities Manager for the prison, said:…

Forest Bank Prison Exterior

Lanes for Drains welcomes the microbead ban


The UK government is expected to ban the sale of microbeads by the end of 2017, following advice from the House of Commons Environmental Committee and pressure from environmental campaigners. It’s great news for the oceans (and the country’s drainage system!) But why are microbeads so bad for the environment? What are microbeads? Microbeads are…

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