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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 [email protected]


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.

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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.

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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.

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Claudia Ballester Marketing Assistant

Claudia completed her degree in Journalism in 2017 at Leeds Beckett University and her postgraduate diploma in Design for visual communication in 2018 at the University of the Arts London. Claudia moved from Spain to the UK in 2013 and speaks fluent English and Spanish. Her main responsibilities include writing blogs and case studies as well as working on our social media presence.

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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.

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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.

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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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Lincolnshire hospital kept operational thanks to Andrews’ boiler hire
As far as hospitals are concerned, there is no ideal opportunity or timeframe in which to carry out HVAC maintenance or similar. A boiler breaking down unexpectedly is therefore extremely unwelcome but when these things do happen, it’s important that you seek assistance from experts capable of overseeing this necessary transition. This was the precise scenario a well-known Lincolnshire hospital found themselves in when their boiler arrangement required upgrading. A supplementary system was required to be [...]
Emergency boiler keeps historic hotel in business
When one of the most historic hotels in Hertfordshire was at risk of temporarily closing its doors due to a major refurbishment project, Andrews Boilers were urgently called in to offer their expert advice. The hotel in question is wholly committed to ensuring their guests are provided with the highest standard of service – failure to provide this can tarnish a visitor’s experience and in turn and the hotel’s long-standing reputation. So when our client’s boiler [...]
Andrews Air Conditioning Hire provide emergency cooling for South Coast 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 source should their primary supply fail. In less than 24hours, our specialists carried out a site survey and decided to install [...]
London hospital seeks emergency cooling for high dependency ward
During the record-breaking summer of 2018, Andrews Air Conditioning Hire was contacted by a large hospital in East London after an urgent need for some short-term cooling equipment surfaced. There were serious concerns for the safety of a number of patients in the high dependency ward and so urgent action was required to reduce temperatures as quickly as possible. Having received an out-of-hours call, an Andrews technician visited the location to conduct a site survey and [...]
Temporary chiller hire keeps factory operational during heatwave
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. During the peak of summer, our client was struggling to control temperatures in their machining workshops, causing production to grind to a halt for safety reasons. Usually operating 24 hours a day, the mechanical jigs were actually warping due to the heat and so addressing the problem quickly was [...]
Andrews provide the UK’s most famous animals shelter with emergency cooling equipment
Andrews Air Conditioning Hire was recently contacted by a well-known cats and dogs shelter in London. Our client urgently required an effective cooling solution to keep their animals from becoming distressed during the sweltering heatwave that struck during the summer. A site survey was arranged over the phone and conducted by one of our specialists, who assessed the area’s specifics before proposing a suitable air conditioning hire package. This process allowed us to select the most [...]
Andrews Ventilation Hire provide metal recycling company with bespoke extraction solution
When one of Britain’s leading metal recycling companies experienced a fire on a ship they were working on, an immediate ventilation solution was required to assist with the removal of lingering fumes. Our client was tasked with removing scrap metal from the ship’s interior but could not proceed until the contaminated air had been extracted. Andrews Ventilation was subsequently contacted and made aware of the financial repercussions of our customer being held up – approximately £30,000 [...]
Andrews provide emergency cooling for one of London’s largest hospitals
When one of London’s largest hospitals had trouble combating extremely high temperatures inside their intensive care unit, Andrews Air Conditioning Hire was drafted in to provide them with an effective cooling solution to help improve conditions. The client’s existing climate control equipment had recently suffered a failure, causing temperatures to rise to such an extent that bosses explored the possibility of relocating patients. As a result, emergency cooling was urgently required to ensure the desired environment [...]
Retail store kept cool by Andrews Air Conditioning during UK heatwave
A well-known retailer was in search of an emergency cooling solution for their flagship store in Oldham following the arrival of some blisteringly hot weather. As a result, our air conditioning specialists were drafted in to recommend a suitable cooling solution to help reduce temperatures on site. The client’s retail store was located in an old mill which was devoid of any openings, meaning the shop itself was poorly ventilated and prone to overheating during the [...]
Andrews Air Conditioning Hire provide four-storey building with emergency cooling
A leading facilities management company in Scotland was recently tasked with providing emergency cooling for one of their biggest clients, following the untimely breakdown of their internal chiller system. The client in question desperately required an effective cooling solution for a large four-storey building occupied by more than 400 employees in Clydebank, near Glasgow. As a result, a local Andrews technician was sent to site to conduct a free site survey and recommend a suitable air [...]