Andrews Sykes

Andrews Sykes donates to army veteran charity

To start the year off on a positive note, we have continued to nurture our ongoing relationship with the Aaron Lewis Foundation. In late 2022, we pledged to make a Christmas donation of £5,000 and are very proud to support this wonderful initiative.

The Aaron Lewis foundation was set up in 2010 in memory of Aaron Lewis, who was tragically killed at the age of 26 while on an operation in Afghanistan. The charity initially began as a small forum for friends and family raise funds in Aaron’s memory. With unity and teamwork at its core, the charity grew rapidly into the principle funding source for the Commando Gunner Memorial in Plymouth. With funds still being donated after the memorial was completed, it became viable to create an all-volunteer charity which attained charitable status in 2013.

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What’s it like to be a Territory Sales Manager at Andrews Sykes? We asked Thomas Lorimer…

Marketing Assistant Jahdia Spencer gets a taste of life as a field salesperson and documents her experiences!

Before embarking on a career in a particular sector, wouldn’t it be helpful to know what the role actually entails? For those of you who have ever wondered what it’s really like to be a territory sales manager out in the field, you may wish to continue reading…

I recently caught up with one of one of our ‘TSM’s – Thomas Lorimer – who very kindly accommodated my request to shadow him while he went about what was described as a ‘typical day at the office!’

An insightful experience from start to finish, Thomas was more than happy to disclose his secrets for success and gave general advice to anyone who might be thinking about applying for a position in sales.

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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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Andrews Sykes commits to two-year Principal Partnership agreement with Hibernian FC

We are delighted to have agreed a deal to become a Principal Partner of Hibernian FC, further reinforcing our strong commercial relationship with one of Scotland’s premier football clubs.

Andrews Sykes has always traditionally had an affiliation with high-profile sport, and we are very excited about working with Hibs and the potential benefits that this can bring to both parties.

The partnership with Hibs is our first in Scottish football, and we are keen to work with both the Club and the wider community on various initiatives.

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Unprecedented heat prompts us to pull out all the stops!

“We always go the extra mile for our clients” must be one of the most common claims made by businesses in the UK, but how many truly live up to that billing when their services are stretched due to circumstances beyond their control?

It’s fair to say that last week’s record-breaking temperatures put quite a strain on our resources. Staying on top of the online enquiries and inbound telephone calls was challenging enough, without the small matter of having to ensure each air conditioning hire was agreed, coordinated and delivered in as timely a fashion as possible.

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Longest-serving team member, John, celebrates 50 years of service

Fifty years. Half a century. Five decades. Whichever way you want to put it, it’s a very long time to pledge your allegiance to a single organisation.

Tenures of this length don’t happen very often, but then employees like John Wheatley don’t come along very often, either!

When John joined us in 1972, Roberta Flack was topping the music charts, NASA’s Space Shuttle Programme was a recently launched phenomenon, and the Dow Jones had closed above 1,000 for the first time in history.

Fast forward to 2022 and the Dow Jones is almost at 32,000, Roberta Flack has been replaced by Harry Styles, and John Wheatley has been replaced by… nobody!

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Andrews Sykes: Our People

Company culture matters. The ethos of an organisation is shaped by the people who work there, and we’re very proud of our traditions and values at Andrews Sykes.

Each member of our team plays a vital role in not only helping us deliver first-class solutions to customers, but in ensuring that we offer an inviting, vibrant and enjoyable place to work.

But why does this all matter? Well, it’s quite simple!

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More than half of Brits worry about poor air quality in the workplace, study finds

Have you ever taken the time to consider if there are any deficiencies in the way your company approaches health and safety? Perhaps you’ve encountered an incident that didn’t prompt the response you expected?

We asked 2,000 adults about their workplace experiences, and some staggering revelations encouraged us to create our own quiz on the subject.

71 per cent of those polled said their desks are not configured properly, meaning they regularly suffer aches and pains.

More than half (55 per cent) openly complain about poor air quality, with many believing they often forgo breathing in fresh air for the entire day.

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Andrews teams up with CACT to execute Stay Warm, Stay Safe programme

Winter can be a particularly daunting time for some of our community’s most vulnerable people, with the imminent soaring of energy prices likely to make the season even more challenging going forward.

That’s why we are proud to once again be working alongside the Charlton Athletic Community Trust to positively influence the lives of those who desperately require assistance.

Commissioned by the Royal Borough of Greenwich, the annual Stay Warm Stay Safe campaign has one primary objective – to help the less fortunate members of society by heating their homes while cold weather persists.

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Television and warmth crucial to a good night in, survey finds

The perfect cosy night in includes watching something on the telly, pizza for dinner and good company.

Brits also say they try to create their very own perfect night as often as 12 nights a month – with 79 per cent doing so more commonly during the winter.

Spending quality time with partners, getting to wear cosy pyjamas and not caring about personal appearance were all cited as being key components of cosiness.

While the study of 2,000 adults found the darkness and cold of the season are the main reasons people are staying in, 36 per cent admit to keeping their wits about them due to the new Omicron strain.

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