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Lanes Group's East Anglian depot team
(From left) Cristian Avram, Diane Bond, Stacey Mann, Jamie Holland, Karen Darrington, Andrew Heath, Rachel Frankland, Adam Hale, Gary Brown and Gunther Skoberla.

A new leadership team at Lanes Group’s East Anglian depot combines fresh outlooks and operational experience to impress customers and win new contracts.

The new depot manager at the St Neots depot, Karen Darrington, joined in February 2021 and is leading a team of committed drainage professionals, determined to deliver excellent service.

The depot’s area development manager, Rachel Frankland, joined in January and has already had significant success in winning new business. Completing the management team is Cristian Avram, appointed as operational manager in June 2021, after proving his ability as a senior jet vac tanker engineer at the depot over four years. The Lanes St Neots depot operates three jet vac tankers, one of them a recycler jet vac tanker, two CCTV drainage survey units, and four van pack units, which have both CCTV survey and jetting capability for reactive blockage clearing work. Karen has many years’ experience working in depot management in the building merchant sector. She is pleased with how everyone at the depot has pulled together since the start of the year.

She said: “If I had three words for our depot, I would say ‘strong’, ‘close-knit’ and ‘team’.”
“It’s not been easy. We’ve been working through the COVID-19 pandemic while, at the same time, developing our approach to service delivery. But everyone is contributing and making a real difference.

Rachel had worked for 10 years for her family’s water utilities tankering business and was delighted to get the opportunity to join Lanes. She explained: “I was looking out for adverts from Lanes and when this job came up I applied within minutes of it being posted. I wanted to work for the UK’s biggest independent drainage company and it hasn’t disappointed.”