Media Contacts

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Emergency air conditioning hire helps keep vital medical staff cool

Emergency air conditioning hire helps keep vital medical staff cool

The impact of COVID-19 has necessitated that staff working in hospitals wear personal protective equipment (PPE), with direct consequences for nurses, doctors, therapists, technicians and anyone else carrying out their daily duties on site. While this precaution has been effective in reducing the transmission of infectious agents between people, it has put medical staff at

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Emergency humidifier hire protects data centre for airline company

Emergency humidifier hire protects data centre for airline company

A build-up of static electricity within server rooms and IT suites can be disastrous if not addressed, causing sensitive hardware to malfunction. For this reason, it was imperative that a temporary humidifier hire solution could be supplied to a customer complaining about conditions within a data centre for which they were responsible. Our client –

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Russell Brookes, Mike Broad and John Andrews pose alongside a vintage rally car
Founder John Andrews and Managing Director Paul Wood
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50th Anniversary: Paul Wood and John Andrews address guests following lunch
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Case Studies

Emergency air conditioning hire helps keep vital medical staff cool

Emergency air conditioning hire helps keep vital medical staff cool

The impact of COVID-19 has necessitated that staff working in hospitals wear personal protective equipment (PPE), with direct consequences for nurses, doctors, therapists, technicians and anyone else carrying out their daily duties on site. While this precaution has been effective in reducing the transmission of infectious agents between people, it has put medical staff at ...

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Emergency humidifier hire protects data centre for airline company

Emergency humidifier hire protects data centre for airline company

A build-up of static electricity within server rooms and IT suites can be disastrous if not addressed, causing sensitive hardware to malfunction. For this reason, it was imperative that a temporary humidifier hire solution could be supplied to a customer complaining about conditions within a data centre for which they were responsible. Our client – ...

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FM company seeks chiller hire on behalf of government authority

FM company seeks chiller hire on behalf of government authority

Andrews Chiller Hire was recently contacted by a prominent facilities manager looking to prevent a major client’s data centre from overheating. Our customer was aware that their chillers and condensers were no longer performing as expected, meaning a temporary hire solution was required to allow planned repairs to be carried out. The client was looking ...

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Emergency air conditioning hire keeps international sports broadcaster operational

Emergency air conditioning hire keeps international sports broadcaster operational

With companies under strict instructions to ensure social distancing is observed within their building, one of the world’s most well-known television broadcasters has relocated to larger premises to guarantee that the guidelines are safely practised. Opting to vacate their normal UK offices for the foreseeable future, the organisation has instead moved into a converted warehouse ...

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Emergency boiler hire provides safe showering facilities at Nightingale hospital

Emergency boiler hire provides safe showering facilities at Nightingale hospital

Before the former Manchester Central railway station could open its doors as a functioning temporary field hospital, a solution was required to ensure that shower areas were ready for staff to use. The multi-purpose G-MEX convention complex was quickly converted into a 650-bed medical facility following various interior modifications that were essential in order for ...

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Burst water main at Piccadilly Circus prompts emergency response from Sykes Pumps

Burst water main at Piccadilly Circus prompts emergency response from Sykes Pumps

When a well-known water contractor required an urgent pumping solution following a problem in London’s West End, a local engineer was sent to site immediately. A key water main had burst at Piccadilly Circus during the middle of the night and there were tangible concerns that the significant outflow of water could interfere with the ...

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Air conditioning hire cools London hospital

Air conditioning hire cools London hospital

When the estates team for a well-known South London hospital enquired about hiring a large number of temporary air conditioning units, our regional expert was on hand to advise. The client was looking to cool specific areas of the hospital building, with a particular focus on reducing temperatures inside a maternity ward and some of ...

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Andrews commit to Europe-wide air handler investment

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 ...

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Sykes Pumps provides dewatering  solution for water main project

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

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 ...

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