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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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Andrews further extend range of high performance air conditioning units
At Andrews Air Conditioning, we are committed to satisfying customer demand and introducing new products that ensure our clients are covered in any eventuality. This pledge has seen us invest further in our popular HPAC range and enabled us to bring a third unit to market – the HPAC30. The HPAC90 and HPAC45 models have proven extremely well-liked among our clients, with their success a significant factor in us now adding a smaller version to our [...]
Andrews Air Conditioning Hire provide emergency cooling solution for server room
A high-profile London building was undergoing a major refurbishment project which included the removal of a permanent air conditioning system serving the communications rooms. As a result, our specialists were drafted in to provide the client with a temporary cooling solution to ensure the correct environment was maintained to protect sensitive hardware contained within. Shortly after initial contact, one of our local specialists visited the site to assess the specifications of the area before proposing a [...]
Andrews Air Conditioning playing our part in the Royal Wedding celebrations!
An international news company broadcasting the Royal Wedding has entrusted Andrews Air Conditioning with providing a temporary cooling solution for their transmitting station. For those of us not lucky enough to be among the guests at Windsor Castle to witness Price Harry tie the knot with Meghan Markle, the next best option will be watching live at home! As with previous Royal occasions, coronations and milestones, TV viewers can expect hours of uninterrupted coverage streamed live [...]
Short-term ventilation hire assists with flume maintenance works
Andrews ventilation Hire was recently drafted in by a local East Sussex leisure centre to ensure all hazardous fumes were removed from their indoor swimming pool while maintenance work was carried out on their flumes. As part of this process, the customer was required to recoat the flumes with a special resin. This substance creates highly toxic fumes which need to be cleared from the building’s interior to prevent workers from inhaling potentially dangerous toxins. As [...]
Andrews provide chiller equipment to one of the country largest suppliers of fresh fish and seafood
When a chiller breakdown put one of the largest importers of fresh tuna in danger of failing to reach production targets, our chiller specialists were drafted in to provide them with emergency temporary cooling solution. The seafood supplier in question sources in excess of 30 species of fresh fish and seafood worldwide – delivering them to the biggest supermarkets and restaurants in the UK. It was therefore imperative that they did not lose any of their [...]
Ventilation hire provides bespoke extraction solution for major construction company
A well-known construction company contacted Andrews Ventilation Hire to prevent hazardous fumes from marring the development of a new retail outlet. Before the facility could open to the public, though, a floor covering 30,000 square metres would have to be laid. Our client’s problem arose from the fact that toxins present within the resin used would have resulted in harmful fumes being released into the working environment. Our specialists were tasked with providing a temporary ventilation [...]
Sykes Pumps provide pump hire equipment for old Sykes House site
When a well-known construction company had issues keeping a site in South London dry following a sustained downpour, they contacted our pump specialists in search of an effective pumping solution. The site in question was bought by Henry Sykes Ltd in 1928 and was the home of our head office for many years until its relocation to Wolverhampton. It is situated just a few hundred yards from our flagship depot in Charlton but now looks almost [...]
Andrews provide short-term chiller to assist with the preservation of stored bodies
Andrews Chiller Hire was recently contacted by a well-known hospital in desperate need of an effective chiller hire to assist with the creation of a temporary body storage facility, after their own storage facility had reached full capacity. The client in question took the step of converting an existing secure area into a temporary ‘cold room’ to accommodate the additional bodies that they were required to store. Due to the time-sensitive nature of this request, an [...]
UPS room kept functional thanks to bespoke cooling solution
When one of London’s most high-profile banks required a temporary climate control solution, Andrews Air Conditioning Hire was on hand to provide the necessary equipment to help safeguard one of the most important rooms in the building. The facilities management company in charge of the project contacted our specialists in search of an emergency cooling arrangement that could successfully maintain temperatures of 23°C and below, following plans to take their existing cooling system offline inside their [...]
World-famous research facility seek short-term drying solution
Andrews Dehumidification Hire was recently contacted by a leading research facility in London, who sought an urgent drying solution to assist them with the severe condensation in their plant room. The client had become concerned about condensation building up in their plant room as it was putting their technical equipment at risk of damage. As a result, our specialist team were drafted in to conduct a survey of the site before suggesting an effective dehumidification hire [...]