Slough News

Role-play delivers pathway to communication success


The world of make believe has helped wastewater managers boost their communication confidence during the launch of a pay and careers programme unique to the water industry. Drainage and water utility specialist Lanes Group plc has used a professional actor to carry out innovative role-play training for line managers who play a vital role in…

Toby named national health and safety rising star


Health, safety and wellbeing trainee Toby Cook has won a national award that identifies the top health and safety professionals of the future. Toby, who is part of the Lanes Group plc team delivering the wastewater network service maintenance contract for Thames Water, has won the SHP Rising Star Utility Award. Judges praised the way…

Inspiring Lanes trio recognised at safety awards


Three colleagues at one Lanes Group plc division have been presented with national awards for inspiring others with their dedication to supporting the health and safety of others. Andy Brierley (pictured above, centre), Kelly Hansford and Jack Gale won RoSPA Inspiration Awards which recognise excellence in the delivery of occupational health and safety. All three…

Toby shines in health and safety Rising Star Awards


Toby Cook’s dedication as a health and safety advisor for Lanes Group plc has earned him the chance to be named health and safety Rising Star of the year. The 20-year-old has been shortlisted for the award which recognises the talent, hard work and contribution made by young health and safety professionals across the UK….

Toby Cook

Revealed – the tough task of beating a rock-hard blockage


It’s thought to weigh as much as 20 elephants and has led to the coining of a new name for an unauthorised way to block a sewer. Yes, the ‘concreteberg’ is still in place under a street in North London. Wastewater engineers from Lanes Group plc, which maintains sewers for Thames Water, are making sure…