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Charlton Athletic shirt sponsorship comes to an end
Andrews Sykes are pleased to announce that, following the end of a successful two-year deal as Charlton Athletic’s main sponsor, another local organisation has joined forces with the club.
The University of Greenwich will appear on the front of Charlton’s shirts as from next season, and are set to become the first UK institution of higher education to offer sports science students direct experience at a professional football club. We have worked closely with the university in recent years and are delighted to see Charlton secure sponsorship from another regional source.
Over the past two years, our brand awareness has greatly increased both nationally and abroad – underlining the overall benefit of our partnership with Charlton. During this time, we have had the opportunity to get involved in community projects, entertain clients and supporters in our hospitality box at The Valley, and even use the pitch hire facility for staff matches.
Although we are now passing the reins over to the University of Greenwich, Andrews will continue to work with both the club and new sponsors for the foreseeable future.
We will also still retain a visual presence on the shirts, although this will no longer be on the front. Instead, Andrews Air Conditioning will appear on the back of the home jersey, while Andrews Heat for Hire will feature on the away shirt. Another two-year deal has since been agreed with the club, taking us up to the end of the 2015-2016 campaign.
We have so far enjoyed a close relationship with Charlton and look forward to developing this over the coming years. We also hope the University of Greenwich relish the experience and reap the benefits of what has proved to a fantastic opportunity.
Andrews Sykes Group Results ahead in 2013
Andrews Sykes have increased their Operating profit for the period ended 31 December 2013 by £0.5m from £14.2m to £14.7m when compared to the same period the previous year. This was based upon a revenue growth of 4.6% to £61.1m. This increase is despite the lack of Olympic and Paralympic revenue which benefited the performance in the previous year.
The Group continues to generate strong cash flows as net funds have increased from £15.6m to £19.1m. This is despite the outflows of £7.5m to shareholders on equity dividends. Capital expenditure on the hire fleet increased from £4.2m in 2012 to £4.6m this year. In addition the group invested a further £0.8m on property, plant and equipment.
The hire and sales business in the UK and Europe has again faced challenging trading conditions throughout 2013 mainly as a result of some unhelpful weather but also due to economic conditions in certain European Countries. The performance for the year clearly demonstrated our ability to deliver acceptable profit levels even in times of unfavourable external influence.
The Group continues to face challenges in all of its geographical markets but our business remains strong, cash generative and well developed, with positive net funds. The board is therefore cautiously optimistic for further success in 2014.
Heathrow depot officially opened
For over 25 years, Andrews Sykes have occupied a depot in Henley Road, Slough. During that time, the company have grown progressively and are now established as the UK’s largest specialist hire company. In order to maintain our position as industry leaders and continue development in the future, we have relocated to larger and more modern premises close to Heathrow, Greater London.
The contemporary new building features exceptional facilities which include a conference room, training centre and state-of-the-art office complex. A sustained period of success in recent years has brought about the need to move to bigger premises, with the transition completed in March this year. Our new site is three times the size of our previous property in Berkshire and covers in excess of 50,000 square feet.
We have taken steps to ensure the enhancement accommodates current and foreseeable requirements of the business, while guarding against any negative environmental implications. Initially, twenty-one full-time members of staff are to be stationed at the new depot, with additional employees expected to join throughout the course of the next year or two.
Better transport links around the Heathrow area ensure we are better positioned to cover the regions of West London, Surrey, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. This will facilitate the provision of an even more efficient service to customers in these locations, and we look forward to satisfying all their requirements going forward.
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Charlton Depot officially opened
31 October 2012
For over 84 years, Andrews Sykes have occupied offices in Gallions Rd, Charlton and in that time have seen the company grow and expand to become the UK’s largest and most reliable hire company. Following a 12 month planning and investment process, Andrews Sykes have officially opened modern and refurbished premises just 400m away at Peninsular Park. To mark the occasion local Charlton girl and Olympic Silver medallist Gemma Gibbons and football manager Chris Powell were invited to attend the opening as guests of honour.
Having been a supplier of air conditioning to the Olympic and Paralympic Games and as the official shirt sponsor for Charlton Athletic FC, Andrews Sykes were delighted to have Gemma and Chris join in with the celebration. The day commenced at the Charlton Football club with many Andrews Sykes customers from the UK and Europe attending the launch of the new depot. This was followed by a guided tour of the new 22,500 sq. ft. depot where attendees and Andrews Sykes staff participated in photos for the press with Gemma and Chris outside the new premises. Gemma proudly showcased her Silver medal to much of the staff’s delight and was happy to take separate photos with guests and staff.
Customers were then taken back to The Valley where they were entertained and made to feel comfortable as the long awaited Question and Answer session with Gemma and Chris took place. Everybody was completely focussed on Gemma and Chris, as Gemma was asked about her career in Judo and Chris was asked about the next step he plans to take with Charlton FC. Chris and Gemma then jokingly compared and swapped Silver wear, with Chris wearing Gemma’s Silver medal and Gemma holding the league one championship trophy, both arguing which is better.
The day was a huge success and customers were very impressed with Andrews Sykes and the new depot. Both Gemma and Chris said they would look forward to working with Andrews Sykes again. Gemma in particular wrote wonderful tweets about the company on Twitter, stating “everyone was so lovely & welcoming” and Andrews Sykes “seems like a fab company to be part of” and “had a family feel”
Andrews Sykes are very proud to continue to grow as a successful business in Charlton as Managing Director of Andrews Sykes Paul Wood says “Charlton has been the home of one or more parts of our business for over 80 years. We are immensely proud of our new depot and we want to ensure that people would remember the day as being a special moment for our company”
To view photos of the Charlton Depot Opening you can visit the photo gallery here. To receive more up to date information about Andrews Sykes, please follow @AndrewsSykes on Twitter for the latest service updates and news, Monday to Friday.
Andrews Sykes Announces Interim Results
10 October 2012
The group’s revenue for the six months ended 30 June 2012 was £28.6 million, an increase of £0.9 million (3.1%) compared with last year’s figure of £27.7 million. Normalised operating profit* increased by £0.5 million (8.7%) from £5.9 million in the first half of 2011 to £6.4 million in the current period reflecting this increase in revenue.
The group continues to generate strong cash flows. As at 30 June 2012 the group has net funds of £12.6 million, an increase of £2.2 million compared with 31 December 2011 and an increase of £4.7 million compared with the position as at 30 June 2011. This clearly demonstrates the group’s strong positive cash flow and is after share buyback payments of £0.8 million during the period under review.
Management has been mindful of the need to maintain the operational structure of the business and to ensure that this is not damaged by unnecessary cuts in expenditure. The relocation to our new freehold property in Peninsular Way, London, was successfully completed within our financial budgets and timescales during the first half of 2012. Consequently the group now has a much improved and enlarged operating base from which to serve its customers in London and the South East of England.
Our hire fleet continues to be well maintained and the group has invested £2.0 million on new plant and equipment and property improvements in the six months under review. This is necessary to ensure that we remain in a strong position ready to take advantage of any business opportunities whenever they arise.
Trading conditions in the third quarter to date have been challenging for our main UK hire and sales business, the summer has once again not been hot enough to stimulate demand for our all important air conditioning hire business. However the group has benefited from the one-off air conditioning contract for the Olympic and Paralympic Games which ended earlier this month and our pumping business continues to perform well. Trading conditions in the Middle East remain challenging but we are hopeful of improved results as we continue to develop and invest in that region.
Our business remains strong and cash generative. Our specialist hire divisions continue to perform well and we will continue to follow our policies of investing in both these and our traditional core products as well as developing our non-seasonal businesses.
Overall the Board is cautiously anticipating a reasonable performance for the rest of 2012.
A full copy of our Interim results can be found on our Investor Page
Andrews Sykes Announces Shirt Sponsorship
06 June 2012
Andrews Sykes are delighted to announce their contract with Charlton Athletic Football Club to be the official shirt sponsor for the 2012/2013 season.
With both the club and Andrews Sykes having been established in South East London for over 100 years, this is a strong partnership which will benefit both sides.
As the current League 1 Champions, and looking forward to their first season back in the Championship, Charlton have a high profile, not just in the London area but also Nationally. This agreement will see the Andrews branding appear at grounds throughout the UK and, through television coverage, in Europe where Andrews Sykes have a number of locations.
The agreement sees the Andrews Air Conditioning brand on the new Nike home shirt with other Andrews Sykes branding on the away shirt and the training wear, which will be launched soon.
Andrews Sykes have a long history of association with successful sports teams and individuals where the placement of the brands have improved our profile.
The first major sponsorship deal secured by the company was the branding of Russell Brookes’ rally cars. The agreement, which began in 1974 and continued until 1991, is recognised as one of the longest running sponsorship deals in motorsport history. As recently as last year the Andrews branding was seen in the release of a rallying game on several platforms.
With the coverage of Championship football and a successful London based team, Andrews is confident of increasing our brand awareness through this relationship.
Charlton Depot Move Completed
01 June 2012
For over 84 years, Andrews Sykes have occupied offices in Gallions Rd, Charlton and in that time have seen the company grow and expand to become the UK’s largest and most reliable hire company. In order to keep pace with the continuing growth of the business, we have now successfully completed the relocation to larger, more efficient and newly refurbished modern premises just 400 meters away at Peninsular Park.
Result Announcement 2011
Andrews Sykes Group is pleased to announce their financial results for the year 2011. Annual Reports & Financial Statements have been distributed to shareholders and full details can be viewed on our Investor relation’s page.
Result Announcement 2010
Andrews Sykes Group is pleased to announce their financial results for the year 2010. Annual Reports & Financial Statements have been distributed to shareholders and full details can be viewed on our Investor relation’s page.
Result Announcement 2009
Andrews Sykes Group is pleased to announce their financial results for the year 2009. Annual Reports & Financial Statements have been distributed to shareholders and full details can be viewed on our Investor relation’s page.
Despite the worldwide economic downturn, I report that the group achieved a normalised operating profit* of £12.9 million for 2009 which is £5 million lower than 2008. It should be remembered that last year was a record for our group and the current year’s performance is broadly comparable with the results achieved in 2007 during positive yearly economic growth.
Result Announcement 2008
Andrews Sykes Group is pleased to announce their financial results for the year 2008. These results are another record for our group, beating the previous best of £15.7 million in 2006 by £2.2 million.
Annual Reports & Financial Statements have been distributed to shareholders at the end of June 2009 and full details can be viewed on our Investor relation’s page.
Published Date: 15.07.2009
Brand New Publications!
Andrews Sykes Hire are pleased to be launching our brand new range of literature. These brochures have been specifically designed to show the breadth of experience we have within each of our product sectors.
There are five brochures in the new range, each based on our key product sectors of Pumps, Air Conditioners, Heaters, Chillers and Boilers. However, these are not product reference guides, they are capability brochures which show how we use our extensive experience in a wide range of industry sectors to solve our customers problems.
Should you wish to order one of our free new brochures then simply click here or call us on 0800 678 1760 and speak to one of our team.
Whatever your reason for ringing we promise a fast and responsive service. We look forward to your call.
Published Date: 09.02.2009
Andrews Specialist Hire – Exhibiting at the H&V09
24th – 26th February 2009
Andrews Sykes will be exhibiting their latest range of energy efficient Boilers and Chillers manufactured and designed for the HVAC Industry at H&V09 held at the NEC Birmingham. Our stand will be manned by staff with over 50 years experience in HVAC solutions to assist you with your enquiries.
Stand Number HD30
Published Date: 09.01.2009
Andrews Sykes will be at the Event Show 2009
21 – 22 January 2009
Andrews Sykes will be exhibiting their latest range of equipment and services manufactured and designed for the Event Industry at the 2009 Event Show held at Olympia Exhibition Centre London. Our stand will be manned by staff with over 30 years experience in Event solutions to assist you with your enquiries.
Stand Number 243
Published Date: 09.01.2009
New Andrews Sykes Birmingham depot officially opened
Andrews Sykes new 30,000 ft² depot on the Gravelly Industrial Estate just minutes away from Junction 6 of the M6 in Birmingham was officially opened last month by football pundit, former international and captain of Aston Villa Football Club Andy Townsend.
The new flagship depot is now the largest of the company’s nationwide network. It represents a major investment in the business’ infrastructure and hire fleet as well as creating employment opportunities for the local community.
The official ceremony, hosted by Andrews Sykes’ Group managing director Paul Wood, was followed by a reception for guests and press at the Aston Villa ground.
“This new depot creates scope for the business to grow and take advantage of our recent investment in larger equipment” comments Mr Wood. “In keeping with our policy of optimum service, it brings together all our products under one roof to offer the highest possible level of availability to our customers.” he adds.
Press Release [pdf, 79kb]
Published Date: 21.08.08
Andrews Sykes presents Europe’s top hire award
For the sixth consecutive year Andrews Sykes Hire were proud to sponsor the prestigious Hire Association Europe Hire Person of the Year 2008 Award.
This years Hire Awards of Excellence was held at the London Landmark Hotel and was attended by 270 guests with the event hosted by BBC’s Ray Stubbs and Mark Lawrenson.
The Hire Association Europe is the leading trade association for the hire and rental companies in the UK & Ireland with Andrews Sykes being an active member of the association for many years.
This years Hire Person of the Year award went to Josh Llewellyn and was presented to him by Andrews Sykes Technical Director Dennis Gwynne.
From left: Dennis Gwynne and Josh Llewellyn
Andrews Sykes at SED 2008
As the UK’s leading specialist hire provider of portable air conditioning, chillers, heaters, boilers and pump equipment, our attendance at SED 2008 was guaranteed.
SED is the UK’s premier exhibition for the Construction and Civil Engineering Industry attended by key decision makers within the construction and maintenance sectors.
The estimated 20,000 people visiting the exhibition held at the Rockingham Speedway, Corby, were first greeted with the sight of Andrews Chillers working hard throughout the exhibit keeping the vast marquees areas cooled down.
Additionally the many visitors to our stand had the opportunity to view our comprehensive product range including our portable air conditioning units, namely our PAC 22 units, drying and ventilation units, heaters and 100 kW boiler complete with a under floor mat and break tank demonstration.
Our extensive range of industry leading Sykes Pumps including our Super silenced and submersible pumps were also predominantly on display throughout the exhibition.
We would like to thank everyone who visited our stand and for all the positive comments made to us about our stand and business.
H&V News Awards 2008
For a third consecutive year Andrews Air Conditioning has proudly sponsored the Safety Initiative Award at this years H&V Awards for Excellence. The event was held at the Grosvenor House in London and hosted by actor and comedian Rob Brydon.
Andrews Air Conditioning were delighted to be able to present this years award to Scott Gleed of Ceilite Air Conditioning who have ‘Identified a lack of awareness within the industry over the danger of using Oxy-Fuel equipment led to the developed new guidelines, check sheets and training for operatives’. With one judge stating: “This has managed to persuade people to do something they were not doing before. It is not being done just because the company has to, but because they feel it needs to be done.”
Congratulation to all the winners in 2008!
From left: Actor - Rob Brydon,
Scott Gleed of winner Ceilite Air Conditioning
and Nick Campey - National Account Manager Andrews Sykes Hire
New Location for Birmingham
Andrews Sykes Group is pleased to announce the opening of our new Depot in Birmingham. Located in the Gravelly Industrial Estate, this major investment in new modern facilities will allow us to improve our customer service and provide an even larger range of units for hire.
With increased storage available we can now stock over 2000 portable air conditioners, a extensive fleet of heaters, a range of 2” to 12” Pumps, chillers units from 30 to 750 kW and our comprehensive range of boilers from 100 to 500 kW available for instant delivery.
Less than 1 mile from the M6 junction 6, our 24 / 7 new depot will provide all your specialist hire needs.
This is one of many new upgrades planned for this year, so please keep your self up to date with regular visits to our news page.
Issued – 28.05.08
New Managers strengthen the Andrews Sykes team..
At Andrews Sykes we understand the need to have the right people in our business to ensure we deliver the very best service to our customers.
As part of our commitment we’re pleased to announce the appointments of Martin Thurbon who will head up our Call Support Centres and Alan Barker who becomes Training & Development Manager.
Martin joins us following a highly successful career in a similar role for Barclays Bank and Alan who joins the group after a number of years with Brandon Hire at a senior level.
These important appointments allows’ Andrews Sykes to continue providing the very best for our staff and customers.
Alan Barker Martin Thurbon
Andrews Sykes at Charlton FC
Andrews Sykes has renewed its partnership with Championship club Charlton Athletic.
As part of our deal, the Andrews Air Conditioning and Heat for Hire logos will appear around the perimeter advertising boards throughout the season, strengthening the Andrews brand to the clubs many visitors and supporters.
We understand along with other businesses’ that it’s essential we retain and develop relationships with our customers and with this we have been provided with a 10 seat private box to entertain our customers offering the opportunity to watch Championship matches
Andrews Sykes takes the load with new vehicle fleet investment.
With our commitment to providing customers with a fast & efficient nationwide delivery service 24 /7 365, Andrews Sykes has recently invested heavily in a fleet of new 26 ton vehicles to support increasing demand.
We've ensured that our new fleet of vehicles meets the Governments co2 emissions standards and is fully compliant to the London emissions zone and maintaining our commitment to the environment.
Our new vehicles will offer greater load capacity and provide the very latest in HIAB lifting capability, ensuring our products can be transported to any environment safely.
Andrews Sykes at the Event Show 2008
For the 7th consecutive year, Andrews Sykes exhibited at the 2008 Event Show held at the Olympia Exhibition Centre in London. Our stand was managed by Carl Webb – Specialist Hire Services Director along with other members of the team who were able to promote our Specialist services and products to key decision makers within the Events industry.
The team was delighted by the response received from the many people who visited the stand with new leads and contacts made throughout the two days.
Andrews Sykes present Europe’s top hire award
For the Fifth consecutive year Andrews Sykes were proud to be a sponsor at Europe’s premier hire industry Awards in 2007.
EHN Publisher Robert Aplin won the evening’s top award, being named Hire person of the Year 2007, his award was presented by Dennis Gwynne Technical Director of Andrews Sykes specialist hire division.
Chillers & Boilers on show at HEVAR
Andrews specialist hire division recently exhibited at the London HEVAR show. The stand was managed by Andy Ellis and Scott Davidson, who reported a high level of interest form new customers throughout the two days.
A Day at the races
For the third successive year Andrews Sykes were involved in the H&V News race day held at Sandown Park.
The day involved sponsoring the fourth race and presenting awards to the winning owner, jockey and also best turned out horse, over 30 customers joined us to make the day a great success.
ISO 14001 Environmental Accreditation
ISO 14001:2004 is the internationally recognised standard for Environmental Management Systems.
Andrews Sykes Group plc is now a certified organisation of the BS EN ISO 14001:2004, Gaining this sought after accreditation, not only sends a positive message to our shareholders, customers, staff and suppliers, but it once again proves that Andrews Sykes continues to lead the way in developing innovative customer service levels that our competitors look on with envy.
Andrews Sykes committed to working towards a better Environment.
Sykes Pumps exhibiting at Thames Gateway
The award-winning Thames Gateway Forum is the annual meeting place for all those involved in the regeneration of The Thames Gateway and Olympic region. Sykes Pumps will be attending for the third year running on stand A5 on the 28th & 29th of November 2007, we look forward to you visiting our stand.
Norwich Depot moves
We have relocated from Bessemer Road, Norwich, NR4 6DQ after many years into a more customer orientated area, our new address is 16 Burnet Road, Sweet Briar Industrial Estate, Norwich, NR3 2BS.
Andrews Sykes is a name people trust. We’ve been helping people to manage their environments and achieve their business goals, whatever they may be, since 1847. We offer a complete service 24/7 365 days a year, for full details of our range and all other professional services call 0800 211 611
Andrews Specialist Hire was called into one of the most prestigious hospitals in London to help them with their extreme temperature problems they had been experiencing.
Last summer the hospital experience high temperatures in their atrium and in other parts of the hospital, it got so hot that they had customers and patients complaining about the heat. Since then the trust has been working with the contractors, designers as well as Andrews Specialist Hire Division to develop longer-term measures to ensure the building would be better equipped to cope with any extreme weather conditions in the future. Andrews’ solution to the hospitals problem was to introduction a Chiller unit on the roof of the hospital which would cool air being supplied to the building during times of extreme temperatures.