Andrews Sykes Group Plc

Goodbye air conditioning, hello heating, ventilation and drying!

And just like that, a new, colder and wetter season is upon us! As the temperature changes, so, too, do the requirements of our customers. Colder weather also tends to lead to a rise in relative humidity – which is not something you should just accept or ignore!

What’s the answer, then? Well, it depends on the issue!

At this time of year especially, we tend to get a lot of enquiries from clients in the construction sector looking to accelerate the drying of wet trades, painting, and other finishing touches. By November, we’ll also start to receive a lot of requests for heating as a frost protection measure.

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We’re accepting applicants for our new Graduate Programme!

At Andrews Sykes, we’re proud to have a talented, diverse and committed team – but this hasn’t happened by accident!

We’d like to think we offer our people relevant opportunities to learn and gain new experiences, and this is a fundamental reason behind our high staff retention rates.

As a forward-thinking business with a keen eye on the future, we’re always looking for new ways to recruit and develop individuals who are interested in acquiring a knowledge of our industry.

That’s why we’re delighted to be offering our very first graduate roles, which have been meticulously designed to give applicants a genuine and rounded insight into each faction of our daily operations.

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Sykes Pumps secures back of shirt sponsorship agreement with Hibernian Women’s Team

It gives us great pleasure to announce that we will be sponsoring Hibernian Women’s First Team as part of our new partnership with the Club.

Those with a keen eye may have already noticed the Sykes Pumps logo emblazoned on the back of this season’s shirts, and we are delighted to have our brand associated with one of Scotland’s premier sports teams.

In addition, we are very happy to be sponsoring the home shirts of two members of the playing staff – Krystyna Freda and Nor Mustafa – further bolstering our commitment to the Club as a collective.

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Opening of new retirement home looms thanks to Andrews!

It’s that time of year again, and we’ve already had a number of enquiries relating to projects just like this one! Earlier in the month, a building contractor in Kent sought our intervention during the latter stages of a development they were responsible for.

On this occasion, we helped a construction company dry out the interior of a newly-built care home to ensure that painting and floor laying could be efficiently carried out. The recent dampness and drop in temperature had contrived to delay the opening of the facility, and this was simply not conceivable given that vulnerable people were relying on everything going according to plan.

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Telecoms client comes back for more after positive first impression!

Like all businesses, we take repeat custom as a good sign – and we’re always delighted when a satisfied client chooses to return to us again when the need dictates.

Back in 2015, we were contacted by a cloud technology service provider after their data centre’s cooling equipment went down unexpectedly. On that occasion, they were looking for some temporary ventilation to operate alongside some of our portable air conditioning units.

With the requirement urgent and the majority of our FV fans on hire at the time, we were able to improvise almost effortlessly to supply four PAC 22 units and an FH185 heater, which was utilised to great effect on the fan-only mode.

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After 30 years of dedication, it’s farewell to Paul!

It is with very warm wishes that we announce the retirement of Paul Cheetham, after more than 30 years with us at Andrews Sykes!

Paul’s departure undoubtedly marks the end of an era at the Liverpool depot, where he has worked diligently as a Depot Supervisor, Depot Manager, and most recently, Hire Manager.

Paul is looking forward to spending more time with his wife Wendy, their two children Lauren and Sam, and their four grandchildren.

A keen hiker, Paul is well-known for keeping himself fit – evidenced by him completing the Great North Run – which is counterbalanced by a longstanding penchant for visiting expensive restaurants!

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Steven celebrates his golden jubilee at Andrews Sykes!

Having an employee celebrate a 50-year work anniversary is fantastic, but having two in the space of two months? That’s almost unheard of!

On the 29th of August 1972, Steven Knight walked into our old depot in Slough as a fresh-faced 15-year-old Trainee Fitter.

Andrews Sykes has been Steven’s home for the last five decades and, perhaps fittingly, it was while working here that he met his wife Alison (pictured together, bottom right) in 1982.Steven is dedicated to his family, including his six children and five grandchildren, and we’ve been very lucky to have benefitted from his strong commitment to our organisation over the past five decades.

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Last-ditch air conditioning hire keeps luminarium exhibition open

We recently provided temporary cooling to the Light Sensory Exhibition at the Lakeside Arts Centre on campus at the University of Nottingham.

The inflatable interconnecting structures you see pictured are under continual positive pressure delivered by five specialist fans.

If internal temperatures exceed 30C, the whole exhibition is put in jeopardy – and that’s where we came in. We received the enquiry on the eve of the hottest day of the year, so there was very little room for error and lots at stake!

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Offshore technology leaders turn to UK’s climate control leaders!

Having installed countless high capacity cooling solutions in petrochemical plants across the country, we are rightly considered industry leaders when it comes to the climate control requirements of these specialist applications.

Our expertise is so widely recognised that we regularly undertake projects in conjunction with the sector’s biggest players, including a recent air conditioning hire involving an internationally revered oil and marine hose manufacturer.

The client had previously hired an HPAC unit for use in their Yorkshire production facility, and they were looking for similar this time around. Their main focus was ensuring that machinery was kept cool during the highly publicised heatwave, with an HPAC 45 model selected due to its suitability to areas of up to 1,000m³ in size.

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Low temperatures, low GWP: introducing our new Fast Chill units!

We pride ourselves on bringing new products to market – we always have done – and there’s always a rationale behind each launch. Sometimes we act on customer feedback, sometimes we want to pre-empt environmental legislation, and sometimes we simply look to make a popular existing product even better.

For many years, our specialist Fast Chill range has been the envy of the industry while at the same time being highly sought-after by clients in specific market sectors.

Each unit is robust, dependable, safe, economical, and can bring temperatures down to as low as -10⁰C. In fact, our Fast Chill units are the perfect solution for cold storage areas, food and beverage manufacturing processes. How, then, could we improve them?

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