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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

Maya Witters PR for Dutch and French Speaking Countries

Maya completed her bachelor’s degree in English and Dutch Linguistics in 2013 and her master’s degree in European Politics in 2015 at the University of Leuven, Belgium. She moved to London after graduating and now takes care of our Dutch and French language websites for the Benelux. She speaks Dutch, French, English and Spanish and has experience in journalism and photography.

maya.witters@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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Tailored chiller hire preserves fruit for UK’s largest farming and dairy company
When rising summer temperatures left one of the UK’s largest farming and dairy companies exposed to the risk of losing all of their fruit produce, Andrews Chiller Hire were contacted and asked to resolve the issue immediately. A local Andrews technician visited the premises to conduct a site survey and recommended an appropriate chiller hire solution off the back of his findings. It was decided that three 100kW fluid chillers and air handling units would provide [...]
Bespoke air conditioning hire keeps famous food festival cool
At Andrews Air Conditioning Hire, we know that when entertaining guests, everything has to be exactly right if the event is to be a memorable one. So when our client was set to host the biggest food festival in the Midlands, our experts were on hand to provide them with a constant circulation of fresh and cool air. Event organisers were under a significant amount of pressure to provide their guests with an enjoyable experience which [...]
Tailored air conditioning hire keeps seminar on schedule
At Andrews Air Conditioning Hire, we know how frustrating a failed cooling system can be – especially when breakdown occurs less than 24 hours before a major event you’re hosting. So when our client suffered a chiller failure the day before they were expected to accommodate a highly publicised seminar, they contacted our specialists in search of an emergency cooling arrangement that would successfully provide adequate cooling for up to 1,000 guests. Our experts provided practical [...]
Luxury hotel seeks drying arrangement for newly built swimming pool and spa area
A leading construction company recently contacted Andrews Dehumidification Hire in search of an effective drying solution to assist with a building project. The client was attempting to dry concrete works in a newly built swimming pool and spa area. Our experts surveyed the project, proposing a dehumidifier hire package that would fulfil the needs of a major client. A KT2000 desiccant dehumidifier was agreed upon, along with a FV300 fan which ensured the airflow of dry [...]
Andrews Sykes provide emergency cooling solution during exam season
An uncomfortably hot working environment at school can negatively impact the concentration levels, productivity and comfort of the students. This is most evident during examination season when increased temperatures cause halls to become hot and stuffy very quickly. Fortunately for our customers, Andrews Air Conditioning have many years of experience providing temporary air conditioning to a wide variety of applications within schools, universities and colleges, including lecture theatres, classrooms and exam/sports halls. Our specialists were contacted [...]
Global children’s charity seek temporary cooling equipment
When an international children’s charity required emergency cooling for one of their London offices, Andrews Air Conditioning Hire was on hand to help. The rapid rise in temperature left dozens of workers exposed to unbearable working conditions. Our client contacted us regarding a practical solution that would successfully provide comfort cooling for a sizeable working space. After a visit from one of our local specialists, our response was to deploy a total of seven Polar Wind [...]
West Yorkshire’s largest construction company hires temporary drying equipment
A nationally renowned construction company based in West Yorkshire contacted the specialists at Andrews Dehumidifier Hire for a practical drying solution required immediately, in order to ensure a major renovation project could be completed on time. A key phase of the project involved the removal of the applications roof – after a relentless spell of rain precipitation the building’s fabric was saturated. Andrews Dehumidification were subsequently drafted in to conduct an assessment of the affected area, [...]
Andrews Ventilation Hire assist with ‘mega shed’ construction project
One of the country’s most prestigious universities was in the process of building a new ‘mega shed’ which was due to be used as a large library facility. Once completed, the university say the site will hold the equivalent of 18 Olympic swimming pools’ worth of books – underlining the application’s size! As part of the construction process, various industrial equipment was utilised for concrete slab pouring which could have left an enclosed space polluted with [...]
Andrews Air Conditioning Hire guarantees the continued safety of garden centre pets
Pet retailers across the country are obligated to ensure all animals are kept safe and healthy, so when a garden centre in Nottingham encountered difficulties keeping their rabbits and guinea pigs cool, they contacted Andrews Air Conditioning Hire in search of an effective cooling solution. As an existing client, they knew Andrews would be able to offer same-day, out of hours delivery which was extremely important given how quickly high temperatures can affect small animals. Our [...]
Andrews introduce new 4.3 kW split type air conditioner
As a company with a proven track record of bringing new products to market and enhancing our hire fleet, it is with great delight that we introduce our latest air conditioning unit – the PAC14 Series 5 QC. With summer now upon us, this addition arrives just before temperatures in the UK begin to climb and is now available to hire or buy with delivery to any location nationwide. The PAC14 Series 5 QC provides customers [...]