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Lanes wins 4th Skills Accord and praise for creating social value

26/05/2022

Water utilities and drainage specialist Lanes Group plc has won a Procurement Skills Accord for the fourth year in a row. The training and skills development accolade has been presented by the Energy & Utilities Skills Partnership. The company was one of 18 tier one utility service suppliers successful in achieving Accord status out of…

Welcome to the drainage industry – my world of work

06/03/2020

The phrase ‘a woman working in a man’s world’ is fast becoming less and less relevant says Lanes area development manager Sian Wyn Jones, if her experience is anything to go by. To mark International Women’s Day, we’re showcasing the work of women who work at Lanes, the UK’s largest independent drainage specialist. Sian has…

Let’s do exciting sewer work without the emergencies

06/03/2020

Louise Paterson has spent a lot of her working life at the sharp end of delivering customer service. For 10 years, she worked in a police emergency call centre. Now, as head of operations in the customer solutions centre (CSC), the nerve centre of Thames Water’s wastewater maintenance operation, she is doing her best to…

In-house training boost for drainage operations standards

24/10/2019

Drainage and water utility specialist Lanes Group plc has increased in-house water jetting training by 70 per cent over the last two years. The training uplift is part of a wider skills development initiative to ensure the company sets the highest possible quality and health and safety standards. Water jetting training is carried out by…

Utility careers in fast lane with Pathway to Success

04/10/2018

Water utility maintenance provider Lanes Group plc has created an innovative career and pay system designed to help retain and recruit skilled people and support operational excellence. Pathway to Success has been introduced across the company’s operational teams delivering wastewater network service (WNS) maintenance services for Thames Water. Lanes believes it is one of the…