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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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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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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Northampton Town FC seek air conditioning ahead of pre-season friendly

Northampton Town FC seek air conditioning ahead of pre-season friendly

With clients ranging from sports clubs operating at the top level to everyday fitness centres and gymnasiums, Andrews Air Conditioning has a proven and extensive track record of supporting the sports and leisure industry. In many cases, our relationships with customers span many years and are founded on an understanding that we deliver whatever is

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Andrews assists M&E contractors on £19billion Crossrail project

Andrews assists M&E contractors on £19billion Crossrail project

The Crossrail project is now making great inroads and expected to bring the Elizabeth line into passenger service before mid-2022. It is thought that the Bond Street station will accommodate almost a quarter of a million people per day once operational and greatly improve accessibility at one of the UK’s busiest shopping districts. Work is

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Andrews Sykes Charlton depot
Russell Brookes, Mike Broad and John Andrews pose alongside a vintage rally car
Founder John Andrews and Managing Director Paul Wood
50th Anniversary: Guests converse before the event commences
50th Anniversary: Paul Wood and John Andrews address guests following lunch
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Charlton vs Wolverhampton
Polar Wind air conditioner
Polar Breeze air conditioner
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Case Studies

Replacement cooling hire keeps data centre online during system upgrade

Replacement cooling hire keeps data centre online during system upgrade

Data centres and server rooms are among the most temperature-sensitive applications around, so there can be no room for error when it comes to ensuring that climate control systems are operating properly. This means conducting regular maintenance which should include the frequent replacement of filters, coils and the cleaning of drains and other components. Many ...

Mobile operating theatre requires seasonal cooling solution

Mobile operating theatre requires seasonal cooling solution

At present, there is great pressure on hospitals to improve patient flow and increase the number of appointments available for people with existing medical conditions. To facilitate this, healthcare trusts across the country have solicited the services of a world-class clinical provider with the capability to conduct most major procedures from mobile units stationed on ...

Local authority seeks Sykes’ input on canal repair project

Local authority seeks Sykes’ input on canal repair project

Like almost everything, canals, banks and locks require sporadic maintenance and inevitably succumb to wear and tear over time. A wide range of work may be undertaken to help preserve a canal and its surroundings, with the primary objectives normally being to prevent any long-term disruption to waterways and avoid any environmental destruction. For more ...

Air conditioning arrangement cools hardware at sewage treatment plant

Air conditioning arrangement cools hardware at sewage treatment plant

Although it’s probably more common for us to provide pump hire solutions to the water and waste treatment sector, there are also many scenarios that necessitate the use of HVAC equipment. In any sewage treatment plant, aeration is critical to the overall process which means that all mechanical components must function properly to ensure the ...

Designated quarantine hotel hires air conditioning as chiller replacement

Designated quarantine hotel hires air conditioning as chiller replacement

As part of a wider effort to prevent the spread of both new and existing COVID variants, strict measures are currently in place for people arriving from a ‘red list’ country. This now means that any person fulfilling the aforementioned criteria must stay in a managed quarantine hotel for 10 full days before they can ...

Andrews provides climate control for eagerly anticipated US-Russia summit

Andrews provides climate control for eagerly anticipated US-Russia summit

As the world watched on with bated breath, President Biden met Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for what many expected to be palpably tense diplomatic discussions in Geneva. Although no major breakthroughs were envisaged, there was hope among other heads of state that some common ground could be established at a time where relations between the ...

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Temporary chiller hire keeps factory operational following temperature surge

Temporary chiller hire keeps factory operational following temperature surge

Andrews Chiller Hire was recently drafted in to assist a global defence contractor after receiving an urgent enquiry for temporary cooling to restore conditions within their factory. With summer temperatures soaring, our client was struggling to maintain a comfortable environment inside their machining workshops, causing production to grind to a halt for safety reasons. Usually ...

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Andrews Air Conditioning Hire provides emergency cooling for hardware company

Andrews Air Conditioning Hire provides emergency cooling for hardware company

When the European headquarters of a major research organization in Portsmouth required an urgent cooling arrangement to solve a problem with their chillers, Andrews Air Conditioning Hire were drafted in to prevent UPS batteries from overheating. The computer hardware company were experiencing issues cooling their UPS back-up batteries, which are used as an uninterruptible power ...

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Medical research facility seeks huge cooling package for planned shutdown

Medical research facility seeks huge cooling package for planned shutdown

In order to manage a project efficiently, it is important that even the most seemingly insignificant details are considered before a solution is tailored. The one-size-fits-all ideology may suffice on smaller assignments but on bigger contracts with countless variables at play, this approach will almost certainly lead to complications further down the line. At Andrews ...

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High capacity heating arrangement assists concrete curing process

High capacity heating arrangement assists concrete curing process

Temperature can have a major effect on trade works, and it is important to take it into consideration before working with concrete during winter. This applies to both the ambient air temperature and that of the concrete itself, with undesirable conditions likely to affect the strength and integrity of the end product. The potential for ...

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