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Innovative career programme creates pathway to award success

21/10/2019

A ground-breaking pay and career development programme developed by Lanes Group plc has been shortlisted for a prestigious Utility Week Award. Lanes and Thames Water have been named as finalists in the annual award in the staff development category for developing the Pathway to Success programme. Lanes, the wastewater network services maintenance partner for Thames…

Engineers from Lanes Group Star on ITV’s “Sewer Men”

26/07/2019

At Lanes Group, we believe our talented team of drainage engineers are doing amazing work across the country – which is why we’re thrilled that a group of Lanes engineers recently got to make their TV debut, courtesy of ITV1’s documentary series Sewer Men! The incredible opportunity saw a camera crew following our intrepid Lanes…

Introducing Unblocktober – the world’s first awareness month to save our sewers and seas

18/07/2019

Unblocktober.org Lanes Group is delighted to announce the launch of Unblocktober, the world’s first month-long national campaign and awareness month to improve the health of our drains, sewers, watercourses and seas – driven completely by you, the British public. If you want to help reduce the amount of plastic entering our seas, rivers and oceans,…

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Oar-some raft race raises thousands for Water Aid

15/07/2019

Paddlers from Lanes took to the water as 40 rafts made a splash for a campaign to provide clean water and toilets in two African towns. Hundreds of people took part in Thames Water’s annual charity raft race on the River Thames in Reading, Berkshire. The water company is seeking to raise £2million for Water…

Toby named national health and safety rising star

12/07/2019

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

10/07/2019

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…

Andy’s jobs journey reaches fulfilment down in the sewers

15/05/2019

Doing a favour for a friend led to a job working for Lanes Group plc – now Andy Howard has the career he always really wanted, and that includes tackling giant sewer bergs made from fat and concrete. In 2012, the former HGV company boss agreed to take his best mate to a job interview…