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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Carl Webb
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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
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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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Andrews provides temporary heating for COVID-19 test centres across Europe

Andrews provides temporary heating for COVID-19 test centres across Europe

As the world struggles to contain the coronavirus pandemic, a huge increase in the presence of testing facilities has fuelled confidence that cases can be swiftly identified to limit the spread of further infections. To date, the UK has carried out more COVID-19 tests than any other European country but with the battle to overcome

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Heater hire cuts screed drying times to keep building project on track

Heater hire cuts screed drying times to keep building project on track

Now more than ever, construction companies are under great pressure to complete building projects on time and ensure that any potential causes of delay are quickly addressed. One of the most common reasons for deadlines being pushed back is a need for screed to dry properly, which can lead to developments grinding to a halt

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Housing development flood prevented thanks to Sykes Pumps

Housing development flood prevented thanks to Sykes Pumps

With a Welsh residential area at risk of dozens of homes suffering flooding due to excessive rainfall, a pump hire solution was required immediately to overcome the issue. When the new development was originally built, two attenuation lagoons were put in place to hold stormwater and prevent it from being released into the surrounding environment.

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50th Anniversary: Paul Wood and John Andrews address guests following lunch
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Case Studies

Heater hire cuts screed drying times to keep building project on track

Heater hire cuts screed drying times to keep building project on track

Now more than ever, construction companies are under great pressure to complete building projects on time and ensure that any potential causes of delay are quickly addressed. One of the most common reasons for deadlines being pushed back is a need for screed to dry properly, which can lead to developments grinding to a halt ...

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Emergency boiler hire helps avert patient relocation at healthcare facility

Emergency boiler hire helps avert patient relocation at healthcare facility

An unexpected boiler failure can have a range of consequences for healthcare facilities and leave patients vulnerable. Issues are commonly detected and reported during the build-up to winter, and this was the case for a large NHS Trust looking after a dedicated mental health service in the South East. In this instance, a control malfunction ...

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Stand-in pump hire replacement keeps MOD pumping station online

Stand-in pump hire replacement keeps MOD pumping station online

Towards the end of summer, Sykes was contacted by a utility contractor working on behalf of a Ministry of Defence site in Lincolnshire. Our client was looking for a temporary solution to be installed as a replacement for units located in a pumping station on site. The customer’s existing pumps required routine maintenance and so ...

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Heater hire provides fresh air and heating to Kent school’s temporary structures

Heater hire provides fresh air and heating to Kent school’s temporary structures

Although the second wave of lockdown restrictions has seen businesses from many industries forced to close, schools, colleges and universities have had to develop and implement various social distancing solutions to ensure they are operating as safely as possible. Because of this, Andrews Heat for Hire has observed a sharp spike in enquiries as education ...

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Sykes helps global courier roll out fire protection solution at all locations worldwide

Sykes helps global courier roll out fire protection solution at all locations worldwide

For many years, Sykes Pumps has provided an international parcel logistics company with a temporary pump hire solution to allow annual maintenance of fire pumps at their flagship premises in Heathrow. So, when our client was planning to undertake routine upkeep of their pumps and pipework during the autumn, we were confident in our ability ...

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Heating arrangement delivers warmth and air changes to Charlton Athletic’s temporary gym

Heating arrangement delivers warmth and air changes to Charlton Athletic’s temporary gym

With gyms and sports facilities obliged to undertake a series of updated precautions following the relaxation of blanket lockdown restrictions, operators have been forced to adapt in order to keep their customers safe. A legal requirement to implement one-way systems, introduce frequent cleaning of all machines and apparatus and ensuring that people are more spread ...

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Andrews provides temporary boiler installation for famous animal rescue centre

Andrews provides temporary boiler installation for famous animal rescue centre

One of London’s oldest animal shelters recently required a temporary boiler hire arrangement during a period in which their plant room underwent a much-needed refurbishment. The mechanical and electrical building services company responsible for managing the upgrade was desperate to eliminate the risk of potential downtime and contacted us four weeks before a replacement unit ...

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Straightforward ventilation hire becomes dual-purpose healthcare solution

Straightforward ventilation hire becomes dual-purpose healthcare solution

In early 2020, Andrews Sykes was contacted by a regional healthcare trust that was looking for some ventilation equipment on behalf of three of their hospitals. Our client was keen to prevent the development of oxygen-rich environments caused by the gas being administered as part of patient therapy. Newly introduced guidance now recommends minimal oxygen ...

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Heater hire warms visitors at seasonal food and retail park

Heater hire warms visitors at seasonal food and retail park

As winter approaches, those responsible for organising seasonal events must consider whether a source of temporary heating might be feasible or necessary. A simple heater hire arrangement may seem non-essential, but there is no doubt this is likely to be well-received by your staff and visitors. Over the last few years, Andrews Heat for Hire ...

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Air purification system makes office environment safer for staff

Air purification system makes office environment safer for staff

In the current times, businesses are going to greater lengths to improve the indoor air quality of their premises wherever possible. It is widely accepted that air quality can have a significant impact on the health and performance of employees, with companies now actively taking precautions to intercept everyday pollutants and reduce the risk of ...

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