Established in 1992 as Lanes for Drains, this Leeds group maintains drains and sewers for the likes of Thames Water. In 2017, it removed a 130-ton, 800ft-long fatberg, one of the largest discovered, from a sewer under Whitechapel. In 2016, managing director Wayne Earnshaw, 55, bought Irish competitor AQS Environmental Solutions, helping international sales reach £9.8m in 2018.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank110
CompanyLanes Group
ActivityWastewater services provider
LocationLeeds
2-yr av intl sales growth pa55.65%
International sales £000s9,818
Total sales £000s201,953
Staff2,077
Founded1992
Websitewww.lanesfordrains.co.uk

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