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Lanes staff ensured sewers and railways continued to function during lockdown, and provided drainage services during the construction of temporary hospitals in Wales and Scotland. Founded as Lanes for Drains in 1992 with five employees, the company now employs more than 2,100 workers and offers services ranging from CCTV drain surveys to rail line fencing. Led by managing director Wayne Earnshaw, 56, it achieved sales of £210.4m last year.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank101
CompanyLanes Group
ActivityWastewater services provider
LocationLeeds
Sales £m210.4
Operating profit £m9.1
Main shareholdersWayne Earnshaw (70%), management and others (30%)
Staff2,169
Founded1992
Websitewww.lanesfordrains.co.uk

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* supplied by company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda