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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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.


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Andrews Heat for Hire assist in heat load test
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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 [...]
Telecommunications provider kept online by Andrews Heat for Hire
When a central London office complex was left without heating over the Christmas period following boiler failure, the facilities manager in charge of the building was under pressure to source some replacement equipment. Most companies are closed for business during the festive season, which can make it extremely difficult for plant hire solutions to be sourced and installed when requirements surface. Fortunately for our client, Andrews Heat for Hire remained operational throughout and was on hand [...]
Famous London-based tailor seeks cooling equipment for customers
In some scenarios, cooling fans can be more a more effective and suitable way of reducing temperature than conventional air conditioning units. The Andrews cooling fan hire range has been specifically designed for this type of situation, and our units are regularly deployed in shops, retail outlets and similar environments. A London heatwave during the summer of 2016 saw a longstanding customer approach us for some ventilation equipment, which they had used to cool their shop [...]
Andrews provide national conference with cooling hire package
When a major pharmaceutical company required extra cooling for a highly publicised conference, Andrews Air Conditioning Hire was on hand to help. The event took place at the Heart of England Conference Centre, in their extended marquee, providing the company with complete covered access for more than 300 guests. Due to September’s record-breaking temperatures and intermittent humidity swings exhibited by most marquees, our client contacted us to provide a practical solution that would successfully cool the [...]
Andrews provide replacement boiler following breakdown
In an attempt to accommodate ever-increasing demand for affordable housing in East London, several local authorities ordered the construction of extra properties in its surrounding areas. However, problems arose when the newly-built houses were added to a district heating system that was already operating close to capacity. The circuit had been overexerted for several months and as a consequence, three separate 100kW modules broke down under the strain. It was therefore imperative that these were taken [...]
Andrews provide temporary boiler during refinery shutdown
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Blueberry yield protected during summer heatwave
When a distinguished farm in eastern England required air conditioning to help keep produce cool during the height of summer, they approached us in search of a practical solution. As an existing client, they knew Andrews would be able to offer same-day delivery which was extremely important given how quickly high temperatures can affect perishable food. Our customer was looking to keep vast quantities of freshly-picked blueberries in a makeshift storage centre, but as construction had [...]