Andrews Sykes Group Plc

Northampton Town FC seek air conditioning ahead of pre-season friendly

With clients ranging from sports clubs operating at the top level to everyday fitness centres and gymnasiums, Andrews Air Conditioning has a proven and extensive track record of supporting the sports and leisure industry.

In many cases, our relationships with customers span many years and are founded on an understanding that we deliver whatever is required in a prompt fashion.

This was once again evidenced on one of the hottest days of 2021, when Northampton Town FC approached us for a temporary cooling solution. A club representative called our Peterborough depot and specifically requested two portable Polar Wind units to reduce temperatures inside an office at their Sixfields Stadium.

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Sykes introduces two new electric pumps to help customers reach emission targets

With emission laws constantly changing and red diesel being phased out in April 2022, there is now a significant and growing demand for electric driven pumps.

At Sykes Pumps, we are known for our ability to pre-empt global trends and introduce new products that are in line with the evolving requirements of customers.

That’s why we are very pleased to announce the addition of our GP100E and GP150E pumps; two electric units that provide our clients with a credible alternative to similar 4” and 6” diesel models currently available.

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Researchers demonstrate link between air purification and aerosol removal

It’s almost impossible to read the news without seeing a reference to the environment, air quality or climate change – and there’s a very good reason for that. More than 400,000 deaths in Europe last year were attributed to air pollution, which continues to be seen as one of the most prevalent public health issues across the globe.

A common cause of air pollution is the use of everyday household aerosols, which now emit more harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) than vehicles permitted to use UK roads.

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Pump hire averts drainage issues on residential site

When a major housebuilder working on a new residential development in Surrey encountered a drainage issue on site, they turned to Sykes Pumps for assistance. The problem stemmed from the fact that many homes were already occupied before connections had been fitted to the drainage system installed beneath the properties.

Essentially, this meant that rainfall was retained inside a manhole which needed to be continuously emptied to prevent it from overflowing and flooding the surrounding area. The client indicated that they expected a significant delay caused by difficulties with getting the connections sourced and fitted to resolve the issue.

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Is your office prepared for a return to normality?

Boris Johnson has confirmed that the working from home directive will be lifted from July 19, opening the door for more people to return to the office over the coming weeks.

Under step four of the Government’s roadmap, employers have been encouraged to “start planning a safe return to the workplace” as part of a measured but highly anticipated switch to normality.

The relaxing of existing guidance includes ending the legal mandate to wear masks and removing the obligation to socially distance, with sector-by-sector advice expected imminently.

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Local authority seeks Sykes’ input on canal repair project

Like almost everything, canals, banks and locks require sporadic maintenance and inevitably succumb to wear and tear over time. A wide range of work may be undertaken to help preserve a canal and its surroundings, with the primary objectives normally being to prevent any long-term disruption to waterways and avoid any environmental destruction.

For more specific projects, such as the repairing of canal walls, a planned approach may be necessary to ensure conditions allow the work to be completed successfully.

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Submersible pump solution facilitates repairs on Kent lock

Even today, locks play a crucial role in water navigation and allow boats to be raised or lowered between different stretches of a canal. From time to time, these unique contraptions require maintenance to ensure the integrity of components and their continued functionality.

Sykes Pumps was recently contacted by an infrastructural project manager working on behalf of the Environment Agency. Our client was looking to carry out some repairs on a lock in Kent but needed our assistance before they could commence. There were two parts to this project – draining the lock and then controlling the flow of water thereafter.

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Natural resource producer requests pump hire to provide continual water source

It would be impossible to ignore that many industries now emphasise the importance of ensuring that goods and materials are produced as responsibly as possible, with companies keeping a much closer eye on the environmental consequences of their operations.

And this is certainly true of one of our recent clients – a horticultural specialist whose modus operandi is essentially developing ‘greener’ products made from compost, coir, bark and other renewable resources.

We were initially contacted after the customer encountered difficulties at their site in Cheshire. Here, a specific type of growing media is produced, with this process wholly dependent on the constant availability of a water source.

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Sykes demonstrates commitment to clean air strategy by adding two more reduced emission pumps

As a progressive and forward-thinking company renowned for leading the way within our industry, we have always been on the front foot when it comes to minimising our environmental impact.

A global trend geared towards both businesses and individuals reducing their carbon footprints has led to many companies actively pursuing the greenest operating methods, and this is becoming more and more prevalent with every passing month.

At Sykes Pumps, we have always been committed to taking steps that cut our emission contribution and have retained this as a primary factor for consideration before embarking on any product development.

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Andrews provides climate control for eagerly anticipated US-Russia summit

As the world watched on with bated breath, President Biden met Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for what many expected to be palpably tense diplomatic discussions in Geneva.

Although no major breakthroughs were envisaged, there was hope among other heads of state that some common ground could be established at a time where relations between the two countries have frequently been described as at their lowest.

And while some observers might have predicted some explosive exchanges and for the two protagonists to get a little hot under the collar, our colleagues in Switzerland went above and beyond to help ensure this didn’t happen.

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