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Andrews Sykes Team Contacts

If you would like to contact a particular member of staff, please use the individual details listed below.

For general enquiries, please email at pressoffice@andrews-sykes.com


James Duck General PR and Social Media

James joined our marketing department in February 2014, after graduating from the University of Brighton with a journalism degree. As such, his primary role is centred on producing a full range of textual content in-house, including HVAC PR, editorials, e-mail campaigns, advertorials and other external features.

james.duck@andrews-sykes.com

Ross Wood General Marketing and Advertising Enquiries

Ross has worked at the company for five consecutive summers, fulfilling a number of roles within the business before joining the marketing team full-time in October 2013. He graduated from the University of Greenwich with a degree in Advertising, Marketing and Communications, and is responsible for much of our creative output. Ross is predominantly involved with designing artwork and graphics but also contributes towards organising exhibitions, trade shows and other one-off events.

ross.wood@andrews-sykes.com

Francesca Frezza PR for French and Italian Speaking Countries

Francesca completed her master’s degree in Public and Business Communication in 2011 at the University of Milan. She worked for four years as press officer for national exhibitions in Italy before moving to London in January 2016. Francesca speaks Italian, French and English, and her main duties include updating our Italian and French-speaking websites. She has also experience in graphic and web design.

francesca.frezza@andrews-sykes.com

Maya Witters PR for Dutch and French Speaking Countries

Maya completed her bachelor’s degree in English and Dutch Linguistics in 2013 and her master’s degree in European Politics in 2015 at the University of Leuven, Belgium. She moved to London after graduating and now takes care of our Dutch and French language websites for the Benelux. She speaks Dutch, French, English and Spanish and has experience in journalism and photography.

maya.witters@andrews-sykes.com

Chris Graham Sales Director - Sykes Pumps

Chris started his career in the Royal Navy, where he was a marine engineer for over six years. He has since spent over 30 years in the pump hire industry with extensive experience throughout the UK, Europe and the USA. He joined Andrews Sykes in 2011, and is now Sales Director of Sykes Pumps, after spells as Pump Development Director and Director of Major Accounts. Chris’ responsibilities include the hire and sales of our full range of surface mounted and submersible pumps.

pressoffice@andrews-sykes.com

Carl Webb UK Sales Director - HVAC

As UK Sales Director, Carl is responsible for our HVAC, Dehumidification, Boiler and a Chiller division which is comprised of the UK’s largest range of specialist hire equipment and services. After completing his apprenticeship in fabrication and welding for ventilation systems, Carl started his career in the hire industry joining a small tool hire company in Essex. Carl has been in the hire industry for over 27 years and originally joined Andrews Sykes in 1991 as hire desk supervisor in our Basildon office. Carl’s role is to oversee the sales for the HVAC and Specialist Hire Divisions supplying cooling and heating solutions for our customers nationwide.

pressoffice@andrews-sykes.com

Douglas Watts Chiller and Boiler Enquiries

Douglas is a vastly experienced PR professional with engineering and journalistic backgrounds. With more than 35 years in the communications industry he specialises in working for b2b clients in sectors such as plant, process and control, materials handling and scientific instruments, managing media relations as well as corporate activity including factory openings, sponsorship and exhibition support. He has worked for many leading ’brands’ developing and managing strategic campaigns.

Tel: 0208 298 1966
douglas@pr-options.com

Clare Ward Pump PR

Clare Ward is a public relations professional with more than 35 years’ experience. She established Clare PR in 1989 after gaining a CAM Diploma in Marketing from the University of Manchester and working for major PR consultancies in both the UK and the USA. Focusing on the built environment and in related sectors, Clare PR celebrated 25 years’ in business in 2014 and during that time has delivered an impressive portfolio of campaigns for Bovis Lend Lease, MJ Gleeson, P&O Properties, Electrium, and VP plc.

clare@clarepr.com

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Andrews Dehumidification Hire help preserve specialist acoustic joinery
An industry leading house-building and construction group in Birmingham were experiencing difficulties in drying concrete works, as well as controlling humidity for specialist acoustic joinery which was being fitted in a newly built auditorium. Our specialist team were drafted in to conduct a thorough site survey. A tailored solution was recommended which included a single KT2000 desiccant dehumidifier rental package suitable for building sites. The unit was located outside the target application, recirculating the air within [...]
Production company seek emergency heating solution
When the TV sets for one of Britain’s most famous TV dramas encountered heating issues, Andrews were drafted in to provide a heater hire solution for their film studio. After receiving various weather related complaints from staff following filming of the last series, Mammoth Screen production required temporary heating to be distributed throughout the set during filming times. Our experts surveyed the project, proposing a heater hire package for the TV programme that would fulfil the [...]
Temporary heating required for major construction scheme
When a major construction company in Guildford required a temporary heating solution for a building project, Andrews Heat for Hire were contacted and asked to provide equipment to raise temperatures on site. A reliable and constant supply of heating was needed during the absence of a fixed system, to ensure all works could be completed and ensure the warehouse could be opened for use as soon as possible. An Andrews engineer conducted a survey of the [...]
Andrews launch largest boiler hire unit yet
In major projects where large capacities of hot water are required on one site, it has generally led to a number of boilers being required to ensure demand is met. Andrews Boilers have identified this issue and we are now delighted to add our newest and largest unit to an already comprehensive hire fleet. The 1,500kW LPHW boiler is a special low-emission hot water boiler that features 3-stage low NOx (Nitrous Oxide) burner technology to maximise [...]
Andrews Ventilation Hire unveil largest fan yet
With a long-established reputation for providing customers with high capacity extraction fans, it is with great excitement that we announce the introduction of our latest model – the FV1800. This addition further improves an already popular range and offers clients double the airflow of our tried-and-tested FV900 unit. Designed and built in the UK, the FV1800 features a close coupled motor which minimises energy consumption. Each fan is built from trusted components which facilitate safe deployment [...]
MOD college facilities kept open thanks to heater hire solution
A college in Lyneham recently took precautions to ensure staff and students remained warm during term time. With temperatures plummeting to below freezing across many parts of the country, Andrews Heat for Hire were contacted to provide an effective rented heating solution. The enquiry was swiftly handled by our specialists, with a same-day site survey conducted by on one of our local experts.  A temporary heater hire package was then proposed, consisting of several electric and [...]
Andrews Dehumidification Hire upgrade desiccant range
As the country’s leading supplier of temporary drying hire services, Andrews Dehumidification are delighted to announce our latest product – the KT6000. This recent addition to our desiccant range affords customers an energy cost saving of more than 35%, when compared with other products available on the market. The KT6000 is suitable for a wide selection of purposes and has been designed to protect moisture-sensitive materials including sugars, powders, pharmaceuticals and metals. Perfect for projects where [...]
Andrews Heat for Hire assist with major construction project
When a well-known construction company required heating for a building project, the contractor overseeing the construction scheme contacted us in search of an immediate heating hire solution. The client was overseeing a major housing build in Leith, Edinburgh, creating a combination of new houses and flats on an old postal sorting site. However, heavy rainfall and low temperatures meant that the progression of the four storey flats and houses were at risk of being delayed. After [...]
Sykes Pumps develop new environmentally friendly silt separation system
In the majority of cases, water pollution is caused by the presence and prolonged build-up of sediment, silt and other abrasives which puts mounting pressure on our clients to ensure discharged water is as silt free as it can be before being reintroduced to a natural watercourse. Increasing requirements for companies to take their ecological obligations seriously has led to Sykes Pumps adding a new environmentally friendly product to our extensive hire fleet – the Sykes [...]
Andrews Heat for Hire unveil new high capacity direct-fired unit
Andrews Heat for Hire are excited to introduce a modern, high capacity direct-fired oil heater – the Tornado. Designed specifically for use in well-ventilated applications, this particular product is perfect for construction sites, warehouse loading bays, garages and factories. Once operational, the Tornado can produce huge airflows of up to 2,500m³/h, providing users with a reliable and continuous supply of safe, hot air. With a nominal heating duty of 69kW, the unit is perfect for deployment [...]