Alan Wallis - Operations Director

Alan joined Lanes in 1993, and now as Group Operations Director he is responsible for consistent delivery of services through the regional operating centres and has overseen the growth of the depot network to current levels.

With responsibility for ever-increasing training and safety budgets, Alan and his team have driven Lanes' health and safety culture to every corner of the Group through award-winning processes and innovations. The approach is one of regular review and continuous improvement.

Further pioneering work has seen the design, development and delivery of an in-house training course for drainage engineers.  Accredited by City and Guilds, it remains the only course of its kind in the UK. 

Even pre-Lanes, Alan was involved in the manufacture/sale and hire of drain maintenance equipment. Today, as the longest serving director with 25 years' service, he is a well known figure at exhibitions worldwide as he searches out the new equipment and technologies which keep Lanes right at the forefront of the industry.