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Andrews Sykes Investor

Andrews Sykes Group plc
Registered Office:
St David's Court
Union Street

Registered Number in England: 00175912

Business Description

The principal activity of the group continues to be the hire, sale and installation of a range of equipment, including pumping, portable heating, air conditioning, drying and ventilation equipment. A review of the group’s activities and an indication of likely future developments are set out in the Chairman’s Statement, the Strategic Report and the Directors’ Report pages 2 to 19 of the 2015 Annual Report and Financial Statements.

Country of incorporation and main country of operation

The company is registered in England, number 175912, and the main base of operations is the United Kingdom. The Group also operates in Northern Europe, primarily The Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, France and the United Arab Emirates.


The group is not required as an AIM-listed company to comply with the UK Corporate Governance Code and does not apply any specific corporate governance code. There are however two committees, the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee as follows:

Audit Committee
M Gailer (Chairman)

Remuneration Committee
J-J Murray (Chairman)
M Gailer
EDOA Sebag

The Audit Committee reviews the findings of the external auditors and relays their comments to the main Board. The Remuneration Committee approves the directors’ remuneration packages.

AIM Securities in issue

There are currently 42,262,082 ordinary 1p shares in issue. The company does not hold any shares in Treasury and the total voting rights is 42,262,082.

The only significant shareholder of which the company is aware is EOI Sykes Sarl which has a beneficial interest in 36,377,213 ordinary shares of 1p each (86.08% of the total shares in issue). EOI Sykes Sarl is controlled by the Tristar Corporation which is, in turn, controlled in equal proportions by two trusts, the Ariane Trust and the Eden Trust.

For the purposes of AIM rule 26, the number of shares not in public hands is 38,346,538 (90.74% of the total shares in issue). There are no restrictions on the transfer of securities. The company is not listed on any other exchanges or trading platforms.


The company is not listed on any other exchanges or trading platforms and consequently stamp duty and stamp duty reserve tax are not chargeable on transactions in the Company’s shares. The company is subject to the UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.

Financial Highlights

View our past years' Annual Reports and Accounts

Page last updated 29 September 2016


JG Murray
Age 96. Chairman of London Security plc,
Nu Swift Limited and Ansul S.A.
Mr Murray has a long and successful history in the industrial services sector.

Executive Directors

PT Wood, Managing Director
Age 54. Industry specialist, having joined the group in August 1978. Appointed Director of Operations on 1 March 2006 and Group Managing Director on 5 December 2006.

Company Secretary

MJ Calderbank ACA
Appointed Company Secretary on 13 October 1999.
Formerly a senior manager at KPMG.

Non-executive Directors

JJ Murray MBA, Non-executive Vice Chairman
Age 50. Non-executive director of London Security plc, Nu Swift Limited and Ansul S.A.

M Gailer BSc.
Age 80. Senior Independent Non-executive, Chairman of the Audit Committee. Non-executive director of London Security plc.

MC Leon BS
Age 53. Non-executive director of London Security plc.

X Mignolet (HEC Economics)
Age 52. Director of London Security plc, Ansul S.A. and Imports S.A.

Age 48. Director of London Security plc and Nu Swift Limited.

JP Murray
Aged 47. Co-Founder of Transcash Inc, President of Eurosky Entertainment and Non - Executive Director of London Security plc.


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