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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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 Air Conditioning Hire provides emergency cooling solution for Gatwick airport
Andrews Air Conditioning Hire was recently contacted to provide a temporary cooling solution for one of Gatwick Airport’s airside workshops and office blocks during a major refurbishment project. The requirement surfaced during the replacement of the client’s existing cooling system, meaning our equipment was needed urgently. Our customer was unsure about what would be the best way to retain a reliable means for providing complete climate control, prompting a visit from our specialist team. An Andrews [...]
Andrews Heat for Hire provides heating solution for leading construction company
Andrews Heat for Hire was recently contacted by a leading construction company in search of an effective heating solution  that would help dry the floors and walls of a newly-built West Sussex college during the latter stages of the project. A local expert visited the site to conduct a free site survey before proposing a tailor made drying solution, consisting of an Aurora FH111 oil heater and all required lengths of ducting. It was felt this [...]
Sykes Pumps provide emergency pumping solution for housebuilding contractor
At Sykes Pumps, we’re used to receiving last-minute callouts. Our ability to handle projects at short notice is the reason so many customers know they can rely on us when things go wrong. So, when East Sussex based house-building contractor required us to supply an urgent pumping rental scheme, they contacted us at the eleventh hour. The customer in question was about to close its site for the Christmas period when a situation arose that required [...]
Bespoke chiller hire arrangement helps preserve local produce
When planned maintenance works left an award-winning meat company with an excessively warm storage facility, Andrews Chiller Hire was drafted in to provide them with emergency temporary cooling equipment. The client in question has been locally sourcing and distributing high quality cooked meat to delis and cafes around the UK for a quarter of a century. After their cool storage room was taken offline while general safeguarding was conducted, a temporary cooling solution was necessary to [...]
Andrews provide short-term heater hire for local school
A national construction company recently contacted Andrews Heat for Hire in search of a heater hire package that would raise temperatures inside a newly-built gym. The customer in question was in the finishing stages of a school sports hall construction project and required temporary heating to help speed up the drying of paint. The unit we provided would then remain on site to maintain temperatures inside so that the school’s opening sporting event could proceed as [...]
Andrews provide temporary heating to accelerate floor drying process
When the world’s largest genetic modification company was in the process of building a new office block, Andrews Heat for Hire was drafted in to provide equipment which could quickly raise the temperature on site. The contractor in charge of the project required a short-term heating solution to assist with laying floors which they were struggling to do due to low ambient temperatures. An Andrews heating specialist conducted a survey of the area within hours of [...]
London office seek emergency heating solution from Andrews Heat for Hire
When a London-based software development company encountered heating issues during the winter period, Andrews Heat for Hire was called in to provide a heater hire solution for their converted office space. The call to our specialists came following complaints from staff, with seasonal temperatures dropping below freezing. Our client is leasing the office space and therefore reluctant to invest in permanent heating equipment. A temporary heater hire package was urgently required instead. Following an extensive site [...]
Sykes Pumps provide over-pumping solution for local council
Sykes Pumps was recently approached by a major building and civil engineering company and asked to help assist with the repair of a local culvert. Before work could take place, our engineers were required to provide an immediate pumping solution to over-pump the stream – cleaning out all the silt build up and then removing old metal sheeting to allow the contractor to replace it with a new one. Our response was to propose the hire [...]
Andrews Heater hire provides bespoke heating solution for storage warehouse
Andrews Heat for Hire was recently drafted in to provide temporary heating for a big brand storage company, after temperatures in their warehouse dropped below 8°C in the winter months. This created an uncomfortable working environment for employees and so something needed to be done immediately. The client in question was looking to heat a two-storey warehouse which was used to store high-quality big-name products prior to their distribution.  An Andrews technician visited site and was [...]
Bespoke heating hire helps UK’s largest supplier of potatoes preserve produce
In order to preserve potatoes while they’re in storage, it is vitally important that an effective climate control solution is put in place beforehand. So, when the UK’s largest supplier of potatoes contacted us in search of a heater hire package for their factory, our specialists were quickly on site to develop a solution. During the winter months, our client was struggling to get temperatures in their factory above -2°C, leaving the agricultural yield at risk [...]