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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A guide to ventilation in the hospitality sector

A guide to ventilation in the hospitality sector

Although the advantages of suitable ventilation within the hospitality industry have been widely discussed since the outbreak of COVID-19, the truth is that the pandemic has merely served to highlight the fact that many businesses have overlooked its importance in everyday circumstances. In fact, it has been suggested by facilities management experts that restaurants and

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Andrews devises air quality solution for hotel’s communal areas

Andrews devises air quality solution for hotel’s communal areas

The very premise of a hotel is to cater for the comfort of your guests, which poses the question: why is air quality so widely overlooked in the hospitality industry? Facility managers play a vital role in delivering the exceptional experience a hotel promises to offer, and this includes ensuring that the building itself is

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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
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Charlton vs Wolverhampton
Polar Wind air conditioner
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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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Air purification system protects the well-being of Post Office staff

Air purification system protects the well-being of Post Office staff

It has been well documented that facilities management companies are having to go the extra mile to keep their clients safe, with COVID directly responsible for big changes in most industries. A focus towards improving ventilation and increasing air changes within confined spaces has caused a significant upsurge in demand for equipment that can implement ...

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Digester boiler hire helps preserve energy output at sewage treatment plant

Digester boiler hire helps preserve energy output at sewage treatment plant

For many water companies, the annual electricity bill will exceed £1million per annum which renders it one of their most expensive operating overheads. The process of anaerobic digestion does however offer an alternative source of fuel, by converting sewage and other waste into a biogas that is used to generate renewable energy. In order 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 ...

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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