Rapid response and quality service valued by food retailer Booths


Specialist drainage services delivered by Lanes Group plc is helping Booths maintain its reputation as one of the most successful and best-liked food retailers in the North West of England. Co-ordinated from its Preston depot, Lanes provides a planned preventative maintenance (PPM) and reactive drainage service for Booths’ 28 stores across Lancashire, Cumbria, Cheshire, Greater…

Booths - Jet Vac

Lanes drainage engineers rises to sink hole emergency


An alert drainage engineer working for Lanes Group plc reacted quickly to protect other motorists from a sink hole he spotted in the middle of the road. Robotic Cutting Engineer Alan Wright had been driving a five-tonne truck through Eccles, Greater Manchester at 4am on Thursday 28 March 2019 when he spotted what he thought…

Decade of drainage safety success wins President’s Medal


Drainage and asset maintenance specialist Lanes Group plc has achieved the RoSPA President’s Medal for health and safety after winning 10 Gold Awards in a row. The accolade marks a 10-year milestone for Lanes in consistently achieving the highest standard in the RoSPA Awards, the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK. Lanes Managing Director…

2019 President's Award

Zero to 80 in 8 seconds – Frankie is racing to success


Drag racer Frankie Taylor has rapidly proved she has a talent for going very fast on four wheels – and she is just 14-years-old. After her first season in the sport she was named Most Promising Newcomer in the Luas Oil Junior Dragster Class at Santa Pod Raceway. Dad Joe, Planning Operations Manager at drainage…

Frankie Taylor Banshee Racing SQU

Fatbergs: The data behind the growing phenomenon


Have you ever heard of a fatberg? Keep an eye on the news over the coming months and the chances are you will. Utilities companies and drainage firms are coming across mammoth fatbergs on an increasingly regular basis and they are posing a huge problem to our waterways and marine life. Here, we take a…

Transport fleet accreditation success boosts road safety


Lanes Group plc has passed five rigorous audits to retain national accreditation for transport fleet management and safe driving standards. The drainage specialist has achieved, through re-auditing, the Bronze accreditation for its UK transport fleet under the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS). FORS is used by companies operating across the UK to benchmark standards in…

Lanes Jet Vac in London

Track drainage jetting powers ATC Joint Venture


Water jetting power delivered by Lanes Group plc is supporting the completion of ATC Joint Venture’s fit-out programme for the tunnelled central section of the new Elizabeth line under London. Teams from the company’s London area depots are working with ATC Joint Venture to jet clean and CCTV survey track drainage in the central section….

Underground the Elizabeth Line