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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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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 [...]
Ingram lands podium finish on Rally GB return
The final weekend of October saw Andrews-sponsored driver Chris Ingram get behind the wheel for the eagerly anticipated Wales Rally GB. Recently confirmed as Britain’s first European Championship rally winner for almost half a century, the 22-year-old was looking to cap a fantastic season as part of a star-studded Network Q lineup. All 22 stages of the rally were captured by live TV broadcasters, who were accompanied throughout the weekend by tens of thousands of spectators. [...]
Sykes Pumps cut emergency reaction times with new innovation
Sykes Pumps are delighted to introduce a new concept in emergency pumping by unveiling our revolutionary Rapid Response unit. The main feature of our latest innovation is its lightweight frame which allows it to be legally towed by vans and other medium sized vehicles. Complying with all industry regulations, the Rapid Response pump negates the need for delivery lorries, tahcographs and – perhaps most importantly – any additional manpower. The unit can be attached, delivered and [...]
Andrews Boilers enable students to occupy Scottish university campus
When a college in Kilmarnock required a temporary boiler on site to keep students warm during the construction of a new build, Andrews Boilers was urgently called in to provide a temporary substitute. After a site visit had been conducted, our recommendation was to supply the client with a 500kW boiler hire unit along with a 2000 litre fuel tank, enabling extensive periods of operation once the equipment had been set up on site.  Ongoing works [...]
Andrews Chillers preserve turkey lifespan during Christmas build-up
Before turkeys can be distributed to your local supermarkets, farmers must first convert the poultry into food that is safe for human consumption. This is done by conducting a thorough carcass wash and clean, then placing the birds into a cold storage unit until they are ready to be dispatched. With Christmas around the corner and the demand for turkeys soon expected to peak, our chiller hire specialists were called in to provide a renowned company with an [...]
Andrews Heat for Hire assist in heat load test
An internationally recognised self-storage company had plans of moving into their newly built four-storey office block and warehouse in South London, but before this could happen they were required to complete a thermographic inspection. By using this strategy the client has the opportunity to identify any defective thermal insulation or heat links in advance. Once the issues have been highlighted they can then be used to improve the efficiency of the building’s heating and air conditioning. [...]
International restaurant chain heated by Andrews hire package
At Andrews Heat for Hire, we understand the obligation of companies operating in the food industry to keep their guests sufficiently warm throughout the winter season. So when a famous international restaurant suffered a heating failure at one of their chains in Middlesbrough, our specialists were on hand to provide them with an instant temporary solution. To ensure the units would be fit for purpose, a member of our contact centre used their sector knowledge to [...]
Sykes Pump Hire recreates African waterfall
Sykes Pumps are no strangers to the country’s most famous television and film studios. Our wide range of equipment enables our clients to produce special effects and scenes that require huge volumes of water. In this instance, our technicians were called in to assist with the creation of an African waterfall for a famous action adventure movie. In order for this vision to become a reality and to look as authentic as possible, we supplied our [...]
Andrews Dehumidifier Hire creates tank repair solution
A nationally renowned tank farm in Teesside recently contacted the specialists at Andrews Dehumidifier Hire for a practical solution to avoid the high risk of their tanks corroding. Fuel storage tanks typically require servicing every 6-12 months. This lengthy process involves exposing the interior steel surface to clean and repair the product. During the servicing process the steel is exposed and at high risk of corrosion from humid air as well as moisture from within the [...]