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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Our drying equipment helps cricket clubs knock their competition for six!

Our drying equipment helps cricket clubs knock their competition for six!

Wet weather and the winter season in general are both considered extremely prohibitive in the world of cricket, which is why it is typically played in summer. However, thanks to the effectiveness of our dehumidification equipment, we have been able to dry training pitches to such an extent that they are comparable to the sort

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Second Belgian depot opens for business

Second Belgian depot opens for business

With business thriving in Belgium and the need to expand becoming increasingly apparent last year, it is with great delight that I announce the opening of a second depot – this time in Aartselaar, in the province of Antwerp. This modern property will be crucial to supporting our continued development in the country and fits

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Sykes delivers pumping station alternative on building project

Sykes delivers pumping station alternative on building project

As part of the construction of a new residential development in Kent, a temporary solution was required to plug the gap while a permanent pumping station was built on site. Our customer explained that most new-build properties – particularly those with basements – necessitate excavation work that that may pose a risk of altering natural

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Photos and graphics

Andrews Sykes group logo
Andrews Sykes 50th anniversary logo
Andrews Sykes air conditioning logo
Andrews Sykes boilers logo
Andrews Sykes chillers logo
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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
Andrews Sykes Birmingham depot
Charlton vs Wolverhampton
Polar Wind air conditioner
Polar Breeze air conditioner
ID65 DV indirect fired oil heater
DE190 electric heater
Andrews Heat for Hire,cope street, Wolverhampton depot 1971
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An Andrews Sykes,cousins street, assembly plant 1973
Andrews Sykes heating a Royal Mail sorting office 1975

Case Studies

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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Distinguished London hospital seeks heater hire for COVID testing and vaccination centres

Distinguished London hospital seeks heater hire for COVID testing and vaccination centres

Since the coronavirus outbreak, Andrews has worked alongside the NHS on a national scale to provide a range of essential HVAC services. Initially tasked with supplying comfort cooling in hospitals, improving ventilation in sealed areas and connecting boilers for temporary heating and showering facilities, our input is now required to help assist the next stage ...

Andrews assists lead contractor on Bank Tube station reconstruction project

Andrews assists lead contractor on Bank Tube station reconstruction project

The £700m upgrade of one of London’s most recognised Underground stations is expected to be completed by spring 2022, with much of the hard work already done. TFL’s subsidiary London Underground commissioned improvements with the intention of increasing Bank’s passenger capacities by as much as 40%, meaning up to 140 million people will pass through ...

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Wiltshire-based demolition contractor requires pumps for dust suppression

Wiltshire-based demolition contractor requires pumps for dust suppression

Although perhaps most commonly associated with irrigation, water transfer and sewage movement, pumps can also be used on other specialist assignments including dust suppression applications. In such scenarios, liquid can prove particularly effective in capturing airborne particles and cause them to fall downwards rather than disperse into the open air. A leading demolition contractor recently ...

Event organisers hire air conditioning for technology exhibition in London

Event organisers hire air conditioning for technology exhibition in London

Exhibitions, like most indoor events, require thorough planning to ensure they are remembered for the right reasons and enjoyed by those in attendance. Often, the time of year will dictate whether or not a source of air conditioning is required, but sometimes the type of event will be a greater influencing factor – as was ...

Air conditioning system averts television blackout in the North East

Air conditioning system averts television blackout in the North East

There are few better examples of a first world problem than when you attempt to switch on your TV, only to be faced with a message that reads ‘no signal.’ Despite the somewhat trivial nature of this issue, it is still extremely frustrating when you are denied the opportunity to watch that television programme you ...

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Multi-unit air conditioning solution keeps hundreds of wedding guests cool

Multi-unit air conditioning solution keeps hundreds of wedding guests cool

Weddings and other special one-off events demand perfection, with no opportunity for a re-run should something go wrong. Any bride or groom will tell you that there is an overabundance of things that warrant attention in the build-up to their big day, with themes, guest numbers, catering and music choice already giving organisers plenty to ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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