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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 pressoffice@andrews-sykes.com


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.

james.duck@andrews-sykes.com

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.

ross.wood@andrews-sykes.com

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.

francesca.frezza@andrews-sykes.com

Kimberley Beacham Marketing Assistant

Kimberley has previously worked with the company, fulfilling a temporary position in the sales department, before joining the marketing team full-time in September 2016. Kim graduated from the University of Bedfordshire with a degree in Marketing and is now responsible for the company’s social media pages as well as textual content in-house and externally.

kimberley.beacham@andrews-sykes.com

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.

pressoffice@andrews-sykes.com

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.

pressoffice@andrews-sykes.com

Douglas Watts Chiller and Boiler Enquiries

Douglas is a vastly experienced PR professional with engineering and journalistic backgrounds. With more than 35 years in the communications industry he specialises in working for b2b clients in sectors such as plant, process and control, materials handling and scientific instruments, managing media relations as well as corporate activity including factory openings, sponsorship and exhibition support. He has worked for many leading ’brands’ developing and managing strategic campaigns.

Tel: 0208 298 1966
douglas@pr-options.com

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.

clare@clarepr.com

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Dehumidifier package prevents power station from oxidising
When an independently owned and previously offline power station took the first steps towards recommissioning its facility, Andrews Dehumidification Hire were called in to help preserve their gas turbines. The stations equipment was required to stay dry in order to prevent oxidising which would cost the customer thousands of pounds. Our specialists went to site to calculate the drying duty required, eventually proposing that our client hire five 110V DS40 Desiccant dehumidifiers – pairing each of [...]
Andrews Dehumidification Hire restores conditions in local city councils archive
Andrews Dehumidification was recently contacted by a city council based in Hampshire who were in search of an urgent drying solution, which was needed for the committee’s archive store. This was located in the basement of their main building and had become overrun with moisture and mould. A local expert visited the site to conduct a free and comprehensive site survey before proposing a tailor made drying solution which consisted of two DH150 refrigerant dehumidifiers. As part [...]
Sykes Pumps help local council avert flooding
When local housing and shops suffered flooding following heavy rainfall in Essex, Sykes Pumps were approached and asked to help facilitate the construction of a new culvert. The client had plans for building a large culvert in the affected area, with the aim of allowing excess storm water to drain away from nearby residential and commercial properties. While works were taking place, our engineers were required to provide an immediate pumping solution to over-pump the excess [...]
Royal Mail seek heating solution from Andrews Heat for Hire
When the Royal Mail was in search of an urgent temporary heating solution ahead of the festive period, Andrews were contacted to provide expert advice. The distribution centre was having trouble keeping their warehouse warm during the winter period and as a result, staff were struggling to work in the cold conditions. Faced with the possibility of having to close the business temporarily, the site manager was under immense pressure to source effective short-term heating equipment. A [...]
Famous shipbuilding company seek ventilation solution for renovation project
One of Britain’s most famous shipbuilding companies recently contacted Andrews Ventilation Hire in search of some effective extraction equipment. The requirement stemmed from their need to convert a famous old navy ship into a shipping container. As part of the renovation project, the client in question was expected to remove large steel components from the ship before welding structure back together and making it watertight. Our specialists were tasked with providing a regular flow of fresh [...]
Tailored heating solution provided for major golfing tournament
One of Britain’s top hotels and golf resorts recently sought some emergency heating equipment ahead of one of their most high-profile events, prompting them to approach Andrews Heat for Hire. The venue has a large permanent golf course which is extremely popular and hosts major championship tournaments all year round. Following a breakdown of the venue’s climate control system, a local Andrews specialist visited the site to conduct an emergency site survey and advise our customer [...]
Leading mobility company contact Andrews in search of temporary heating solution
When a leading manufacturer of wheelchairs and mobility scooters were in search of some urgent short-term heating to keep their staff warm throughout the winter months, Andrews Heat for Hire were on hand to help. A local specialist visited the site to conduct a free site survey before recommending that our client hire a single high capacity FH111 indirect fired heater, along with a fuel tank and one length of ducting. The temporary heating solution was [...]
Marquee heating disaster avoided thanks to Andrews Heat for Hire
As the clocks go back and the nights draw in earlier, its quite common that the need for heating is overlooked when hosting an outdoor event. This happened recently when a popular wedding venue in Essex called Andrews Heat for Hire for assistance the day before a big wedding. The venue has a large permanent marquee in which is popular all year round for parties, weddings and much more. With the early Autumn temperature being relatively [...]
One of the largest retail and office developments in London contact Andrews for temporary chiller hire
When one of the UK’s largest mechanical and electrical service companies was tasked with providing cooling for a well-known retail and office development in the heart of London, Andrews Chillers were brought in to carry out the project. The emergency call to our specialists came following an air conditioning breakdown in one of the building’s retail units. Following an extensive site survey, our specialists delivered and installed one of our 30kW temporary chillers along with two [...]
Andrews Heat for Hire successfully protect wheat during harvest
Andrews Heat for Hire was recently contacted by the operators of a 2000-acre farm in Shrewsbury, who were having difficulties drying their wheat naturally and so required a hired drying solution to minimise the likelihood of spoilage. During harvest season, UK farms are often affected by severe weather and wet conditions – with many farmers struggling to dry their crop which then results in a poor quality of grain. In this instance, a heating solution was [...]