Established in 1992 as Lanes for Drains, this Leeds company provides drain and sewer maintenance for utilities providers such as Thames Water. In 2015, it removed from a sewer under Chelsea a 10-ton “fatberg” that was so heavy it had broken the 1940s-era pipes. Managing director Wayne Earnshaw, 54, bought Irish competitor Arlo in 2016, helping operating profits grow 45% to reach £12.6m in the year to July.
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