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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 [email protected]


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.

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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.

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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.

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Kal Simpson Marketing Assistant

Graduating from the University of East London, Kal completed his degree in graphic design in 2014. He has worked for five years within digital marketing, journalism, and creative writing, across a variety of industries. His primary responsibilities include blog writing and case studies, along with enhancing the company’s social media activity.

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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.

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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.

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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 commit to Europe-wide air handler investment
Following a significant investment both in the UK and across Europe, it is with great delight that we announce the introduction of a new lightweight 50kW FCU air handler. This unit has been designed for both heating and cooling applications and features modern Inverter drive technology that allows a full percentage range of speed settings [...]
Sykes Pumps provides dewatering solution for water main project
Seeking a bespoke solution to assist the construction of a major new water supply, a well-known contractor based in Cumbria contacted Sykes Pumps for a high capacity dewatering operation. As the project involved the construction of a twin 30km pipeline to enable unaided flow between a reservoir and a new water treatment centre, the client [...]
Emergency drying solution gets pharmaceutical manufacturer back on track
Unprecedented levels of rainfall across South Wales caused largescale flooding throughout much of the region, including at the premises of a longstanding customer. Our client is responsible for manufacturing gelatins and peptides to form the coating of a range of pharmaceutical products – most commonly antibiotics – but the effects of Storm Dennis had seriously [...]
Printing company requires emergency ventilation
When a well-known printing company needed to extract fumes created by dye chemicals at a Lancashire warehouse, Andrews Ventilation was drafted in to provide a solution. The customer had originally turned to another company to tackle the issue but their response was ineffective, prompting the need for us to get involved. Immediate action was essential [...]
Sykes Pumps responds to burst water main in Kent
When a burst water main in Kent threatened to impede road users at a busy roundabout junction, a major water contractor responded quickly to address the issue. The problem intensified with every passing minute and led to significant volumes of water creating puddles and subsequent disruption caused by the need for traffic to be diverted [...]
Andrews Heat for Hire responds to hangar boiler failure
An airport located in the South East was forced to find a temporary solution following the disastrous failure of their ageing boiler system. Temporary equipment was urgently required to keep workers warm and ensure the continuous running of daily operations until a permanent boiler replacement could be sourced. The size and scale of the average hangar [...]
Contractor firm seeks Andrews Boilers for leisure centre development
When a local authority in Hampshire faced the prospect of a major leisure centre development being delayed, a solution was required immediately to ensure the project was completed on time. The construction company responsible for the scheme has worked on countless high-profile builds including the London Aquatic Centre used during the 2012 Olympics, and they [...]
Andrews Ventilation Hire extracts toxic fumes
When a market leading, multi-disciplinary construction company was tasked with the refurbishment of a major pharmaceutical company’s distribution warehouse, Andrews Ventilation was called in to offer expert advice. Our experienced specialist team understand the challenges faced by developing large projects such as this, especially those with difficult ground conditions. The knowledge which our ventilation technicians [...]
University building seeks Andrews Boiler Hire
According to regulatory guidelines, educational authorities have a duty to ensure that student campus areas and learning facilities meet a minimum temperature requirement of 18⁰C. This is said to be the optimal temperature to support studying, as set out in the Education School Premises Regulations standards. Failure to meet these requirements can impact both students [...]
Andrews Heat for Hire responds to aircraft maintenance service
Andrews Heat for Hire was contacted by a leading aircraft maintenance company seeking an emergency heating arrangement that could be delivered to their hangar and installed as quickly as possible. The client suffered a complete breakdown of their own heating system, which was in the process of being completely overhauled. Dozens of employees work in [...]