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New health, safety and wellbeing chief joins Lanes Group plc

24/06/2022

Drainage and wastewater service specialist Lanes Group plc has appointed Keith Stableford to be its Head of Health Safety Environment and Quality. Stableford has more than 30 years’ experience leading on health, safety and compliance in large businesses across multiple sectors. He has held director and head of health and safety roles for major companies…

Electric Lanes goes into eco drive to boost sustainability

24/06/2022

Drainage and wastewater service specialist Lanes Group plc is driving forward its sustainability strategy with investment in electric, hybrid, and low emission vehicles – and new technology to cut fuel consumption. Two new Mini Electrics have been bought for use by operational managers to support front line teams and visit clients – increasing the company’s…

Lanes Group appoints Julie Hobbs as finance director

12/05/2022

Drainage and wastewater specialist service provider Lanes Group plc has appointed Julie Hobbs as its finance director. Julie had been the company’s long-standing financial controller. Her appointment follows the death, in January 2022, of the financial director, David Nutton. Lanes Managing Director Wayne Earnshaw said: “We’re delighted Julie has agreed to join the Lanes board…

Success takes sweet as Lanes marks 30th anniversary

12/05/2022

Lanes Group plc Chief Executive Wayne Earnshaw has marked the 30th anniversary of the company his father founded by making the first cut in a cake shaped like a jet vac tanker. The UK’s largest independent drainage and wastewater specialist operates hundreds of the specialist vehicles that can clean sewers and suck up waste for…

Lanes Group shortlisted for two Water Industry Awards

26/04/2022

Drainage and wastewater specialist Lanes Group plc has been named as a finalist in two categories in the prestigious Water Industry Awards. The company has been shortlisted for the Customer Initiative of the Year Award for its customer advocacy training programme which has achieved significant improvements in customer satisfaction. It is also a finalist in…

What’s pink and goes sideways – Lanes salesman Ian Clapham!

30/03/2022

One of Lanes Group plc’s longest-serving sales managers has swapped directing jet vac tankers to customer worksites for guiding a rally car at hair-raising speeds around the forests of Wales. Ian Clapham, Area Development Manager for the North West region, is reviving his career as an amateur rallying navigator, giving his driver directions as they…

Duct surveys prepare Hinkley Point C for National Grid link-up

23/03/2022

Buried ducts that will hold the high voltage cables connecting the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station to the National Grid have been surveyed and cleared of water by drainage engineers from Lanes Group plc. A team from the Lanes Bristol depot has carried out the CCTV survey and cleaning project so the 12…

Turning 2022 pink – Lanes marks 30 years of service

25/02/2022

Lanes Group plc is gearing up to mark its 30th anniversary with a programme of activities throughout 2022 to celebrate its teams’ achievements and raise money for its charities. The company, famous for its bright pink branding, began as a one depot drainage company in Leeds, West Yorkshire, in April 1992, employing 15 people with…