Philanthropy

John Sykes Foundation

Founded in 2014 by John Jac, the John Sykes Foundation is committed to transforming the lives of people in and around Reading. 

Sykes Capital provides unlimited support to ensure all administrative costs incurred by the Foundation are paid, so 100% of all donations are distributed back to the community of Reading.

The Foundation supports individuals through its flexible constitution, which enables wide areas of support reasons, thus ensuring that all individuals resident in Reading are given a chance to reach their goals, live their dreams or get a helping hand when they are vulnerable or alone. 

Supporting our community through the Foundation

From its founding, Sykes Capital has dedicated itself to being a responsible corporate citizen. Our commitment to corporate responsibility is embedded into every investment decision we make and I take personal pride knowing that the founding principles and values this firm was built on 20 years ago still govern us today.

John Jac Sykes

Images from the 2019 Act of Kindness month presented by Danyl Johnson

Koichi Nicholas

CFO

As the CFO for the group, Koichi is responsible for all financial planning, record keeping and reporting to the family, as well as overseeing the finances of John Jac’s charity, the John Sykes Foundation. 

Since joining the company in 2012, Koichi has been promoted from within to his current position and has an impressive flair for real estate accounting, including both residential and commercial service charge management. 

Koichi is a strategic thinker and a keen chess player, previously having ranked amongst the top 100 chess players in the UK. 

Andrew Strong

CEO

Andrew is responsible for dealing with all legal / procedural aspects of a transaction once heads of terms have been agreed, and thereafter the day-to-day asset management responsibilities. 

Having worked alongside John Jac since 2001, Andrew has a key understanding of the family’s requirements and wishes. In addition Andrew is a member of the RICS and has a wealth of real estate experience in all asset classes, with particular expertise in commercial and ground rent management.

Andrew is a keen road cyclist and resides in Thailand with his wife Anong and their two children, James and Katie. 

John Jac Sykes

Chairman

John Jac is our inspirational and visionary leader with an entrepreneurial instinct. John Jac guides and overseas the long-term direction of the business and is the key decision maker on all new investments. 

Heavily motivated and influenced by his late father and with an underlying passion for Reading, John Jac’s unique drive for success has led to the continual growth of the portfolio to where it is today. 

John Jac is based between Reading and The Bahamas, he is a family man and with his wife Sally they have four children, Annabelle, Charlie, Jessica and Little John.