Our Team

Alan Jewitt, Owner

Alan Jewitt, Owner

Alan Jewitt, CEO of Web by Numbers Ltd., first had a positive influence on PiciScan when he offered a free face-to-face review of our website in 2012. This resulted in us integrating the order process into the main site - previously, if you wanted to order online, you had to visit a separate site.

It was a chance encouter in 2015 that eventually led to him purchasing the business from Mark Syred in October of that year. He has been responsible for the staffing, premises and direction for PiciScan ever since.

Daniel Salisbury, Scanning Technician

Daniel Salisbury, Scanning Technician

Daniel Salisbury joined PiciScan in April 2018 after being introduced to the job by a colleague at Chestnut Events. He has spent the last several years in Kendal volunteering for the charity with a keen in interest in I.T.

Working at PiciScan his job includes scanning, editing, LP to MP3 conversion, and video to DVD conversion. He particularly enjoys editing, photo restoration and LP to MP3 conversion.

Mark Syred, Founder

Mark Syred, Founder

Mark Syred, a former Primary School teacher, founded PiciScan in July 2010. He had been inspired to help people preserve their own histories for years to come after having observed readers of the Westmorland Gazette capturing history as it happened during the Cumbrian floods of November 2009. It look a few months to formulate exactly how he would go about this, and nine months later, bought his first scanner and took a small office near the Kendal Climbing Wall.

Originally from Southampton, Mark has lived in Preston, Scotland, South Wales and most recently, Lancaster. He settled in Kendal in 2007 where he now lives with his partner and their daughter. Since September 2015, and moving the business to its new premises at Sand Aire House, he now takes more of a supervisory role in the business.