Our sponsors, DALROD, are celebrating their 35th Birthday today (Wednesday 15th). 

DALROD was founded in 1985 by Walter and Margaret Lane. They recognised a niche in the drain cleaning industry and opened the first DALROD office, running straight from the family home in Peterborough. This concept of a professionally run family business is still a huge and important factor contributing to the day to day running of DALROD.

By 1987 Walter’s son Dave Lane and his wife Jo Lane joined the company, each working their way up through all roles in both the office and out on site, right through to present day, as company directors.

To mark the new millennium, DALROD opened its current head office in the centre of Peterborough, large enough to accommodate its ever-growing fleet of vans, tankers and CCTV Drain Survey units. The positioning of their head office also allows them to offer a genuine 24-hour service to a wide range of areas around East Anglia.

And the company has continued to go from strength to strength in the 20 years which followed. DALROD now have 16 service centres and have additional arms to the business. DALPEST and DALPUMPS are both part of The DAL Group, whilst Jo and Dave Lane are also the owners of the Peterborough Phantoms Ice Hockey Club. 

Dave Lane, Managing Director of DALROD, said: “Today’s a very special day for us, 35 years ago on the 15thof July 1985, my late parents, Walter and Margaret, set up DALROD. I was in my last year of school and I probably didn’t realise the time, hard work and commitment my parents had to put into the business. They set our values and our standards, and these are some of the same values and standards that we work with today. I’ve had the pleasure of working with some great people along the way: some very good people, and some not so good people, but all these people have had a great part to play in our success. Today we employ over 50 staff across our three groups, we’ve got: DALROD, DALPUMPS and DALPEST and we have an established network of franchisees across the country. I’d personally like to thank all our staff, franchisees and supplies, who have all played their part in building DALROD over the past 35 years. I’d like to thank my wife, Jo, who’s played a massive part in supporting me in building the brand. If you’re a client of ours, past or present, I’d like to thank you for your continued support and for trusting in DALROD over the past 35 years.” 

For any drainage needs, you can contact DALROD, day or night, on 0330 1003 222. A member of their Head Office team will gladly assist you.