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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 Chiller Hire assists with the production of the world’s most popular high-speed diesel engines
One of the world’s leading aeronautical engineers encountered a major problem with their production line when their cooling system lost productivity. As a result, Andrews Chillers were contacted and asked to install a temporary chiller system that would enable the production of engines to remain consistent with normal output levels. Following an assessment by one of our qualified engineers, our solution was to provide a chiller hire package which consisted of a 200kW Fluid Chiller, a [...]
Andrews Air Conditioning Hire keep leading blood and transplantation service functional
Andrews Air Conditioning Hire were recently contacted by one of the UK’s leading blood and transplantation services after their centre experienced a chiller breakdown. The company in question manage the donation, storage and transplantation of blood, organs, tissues, bone marrow and stems cells. It is absolutely imperative that blood is stored correctly to prevent the blood from expiring and because of this, an emergency cooling solution was needed to bring temperatures below 20 °C. Our specialists [...]
Dryers help to restore conditions for leading food distribution company
When a leading food distribution company suffered a leak in their storage building, a significant quantity of frozen goods, beverages and other products were immediately at risk. The client – who was responsible for supplying to partners in the catering industry as well as retail outlets – called Andrews Dehumidification Hire seeking an urgent drying solution. The leak was caused by warm air in the building’s ceiling void condensing moisture on the pipes that feed the [...]
UK’s largest pumpkin growers seek ventilation equipment for Pumpkin yield
Andrews Ventilation Hire has helped one of the UK’s largest pumpkin growers save millions of the popular squash plants during a challenging harvest season. The client in question stores pumpkins on site prior to sale and distribution to major UK supermarkets. They had become extremely concerned about the possibility of their produce deteriorating and becoming unfit for sale due to excessively warm storage conditions, meaning a ventilation hire package was needed immediately. One of Andrews’ regional [...]
Andrews provide emergency cooling solution for plant room
When a major property maintenance company had been contracted to provide cooling for a plant room in London, Andrews Air Conditioning Hire were required to ensure an immediate solution was provided. The plant room in question was experiencing high temperatures of 37°C during the summer months, meaning urgent action was necessary. In order to protect equipment, the client required an effective cooling solution to reduce temperatures to a maximum of 25°C. Following an extensive site survey, [...]
One of England’s oldest working theatres seeks emergency cooling solution
An uncomfortably hot theatre can negatively affect both the concentration levels and general experience of guests. So, when one of England’s oldest working theatres put in an urgent request for some short-term cooling, Andrews Air Conditioning Hire was on hand to help. Our client experienced an air conditioning failure in their main auditorium, leaving them without an effective cooling solution a few hours before a sold-out show. In order to achieve the client’s desired conditions, our [...]
Andrews Dehumidification Hire provide tailored drying solution
When one of the world’s largest independent cancer charities began building their new headquarters in Cambridgeshire, the project itself fell behind schedule. The primary issue centred around drying times, but Andrews Dehumidification were contacted and tasked with bringing the development back up to speed. A local expert visited the site to conduct a free site survey before proposing a dehumidification hire package that would fulfil the needs of a major client. A tailored solution was recommended [...]
Andrews provide ventilation hire for road improvement works
When a major construction company had been contracted to resurface one of London’s busiest roads, Andrews Ventilation Hire were required to ensure all appropriate safety measures were taken. As part of the project, a range of industrial vehicles and substances were used which left the enclosed space polluted with highly toxic fumes. Our specialists were tasked with providing temporary ventilation for the affected area – removing air that had been contaminated by heavy-duty equipment used on [...]
Andrews provide emergency cooling for British Prime Minister
Andrews Air Conditioning Hire were recently contacted to provide a temporary cooling solution for a very high profile meeting between some of the country’s leading political figures. Our client was hosting the Prime Minister for an urgent meeting set to take place the following day. An Andrews technician was sent to site to conduct a survey – this assessment prompted our regional expert to recommend the deployment of eight Polar Wind portable air conditioners. We received [...]
Tailored chiller hire preserves fruit for UK’s largest farming and dairy company
When rising summer temperatures left one of the UK’s largest farming and dairy companies exposed to the risk of losing all of their fruit produce, Andrews Chiller Hire were contacted and asked to resolve the issue immediately. A local Andrews technician visited the premises to conduct a site survey and recommended an appropriate chiller hire solution off the back of his findings. It was decided that three 100kW fluid chillers and air handling units would provide [...]