Run by husband and wife team Chris and Anne-Marie Bartoszewicz (or Barty for short!), Chris set up The PC Crew in 2007 to provide a local, expert and reliable service to home and business computer users in the area.
Originally working on his own from his spare bedroom and a little Citroen C2 car, Chris’ business has gone from strength to strength and with dedicated premises and staff housed at new premises at Unit 7, Sandbeck Park, in Wetherby, The PC Crew now employ 5 staff.
Our engineers are fully IT qualified and have been DBS checked (formally CRB checks) so you can rest assured you, and your computer is in safe hands. We will visit you in your home or business, or you can visit us in our Wetherby office. On occasion, when there isn’t time for a visit, we can perform repairs via the Internet via a remote assistance session.
About us and our Crew
Chris brings a wealth of technical and managerial expertise to The PC Crew. Over the last 30 years, Chris has been involved in many tech, marketing and publishing companies where he has learnt the importance of providing an excellent service, sound easy to understand advice and good old-fashioned value for money.
Chris’s previous employment includes United newspapers, Yorkshire Post, Ackrill Group, Essex Colour & White Dove press, Colourlink Digital and has set up and run a number of start-ups including multimedia and tech co Interactive Interface, digital company CGS London, public sector IT company S3 and more recently CANdo, a sister company of The PC Crew. Chris has a sound technical knowledge across all IT platforms and is CompTIA qualified.
Chris’ main roles are the general running and management of The PC Crew, and he performs most home and business visits.
Marketing & Finance
Anne-Marie wears two hats! She is co-owner of The PC Crew and The CANdo Studio. Her role in The PC Crew began helping Chris with admin and marketing when he first started out and after the birth of their second child, came into the business full-time to help it further develop and grow. She is now responsible for all non-tech roles including accounts and marketing.
Anne-Marie has over 20 years’ experience gained in a variety of marketing roles, from many industries including recruitment, leisure and training. She has worked both agency and client-side and understands the processes involved to complete a project, no matter how big or small, on time and to budget.
The opportunity arose to continue these skills and so The CANdo Studio was born. Anne-Marie works alongside Nick and Richard to support local companies with their marketing activities. If you have any queries regarding your account, Anne-Marie is the person to contact.
Jack joined The PC Crew back in 2016 and has since helped thousands of customers with a wide range of hardware and software issues.
Jack started repairing friends and family devices when he was 12 and you can tell in the way Jack handles and dismantles devices he is confident and knowledgeable when handling repairs. Jack now runs our very busy workshop and handles the majority of hardware repairs including laptops, desktops, tablets and smartphones.
Jack also has a very good understanding of Windows 10 architecture and keeps on top of new technologies. Although a self-confessed geek and gamer, Jack has an ability to converse and explain IT in a friendly, non-geek manner.
Richard grew up in Wetherby and spent his career working in sales, office administration and customer services roles, mainly within recruitment and estate agency organisations in around the Wetherby area.
The PC Crew have been grateful to utilise Richard’s local knowledge and client-facing skills. Richard is well-organised, efficient and has excellent IT knowledge and assists customers with many technical problems before they even get to the workshop.
Richard is the first point of contact, when you telephone or when visiting our offices.
In addition to working for The PC Crew Richard, also helps our sister company CANdo, using the wealth of experience he has gained in social media, through establishing several successful local community Facebook pages and Twitter accounts. This has helped us raise the social media presence of both The PC Crew and the portfolio of companies we support, literally reaching an audience of thousands on a weekly basis.
Co-owner of The CANdo Studio
Nick predominantly runs The CANdo Studio, The PC Crew’s design company. However, Nick also provides essential support to The PC Crew on all aspects of email/web hosting and other online issues.
Nick is an award-winning multi-disciplinary designer with a career that spans over 30 years, delivering creative solutions across digital, print, ambient and outdoor media. He worked for ten years as design lead and brand guardian at Pitman Training Group. Nick’s skills encompass all aspects of design, including brand creation and management, plus a technical knowledge of client-side and server-side web technologies which allows him to deliver engaging, interactive experiences for businesses in a range of industries.
Nick honed his skills in graphic design and typography, whilst working for Artlink Advertising Agency. This was augmented whilst working as a senior designer for Vital Online where he was involved in a number of ground-breaking online projects. Nick has had the pleasure of producing creative work for a number of well-known brands including JCDecaux, Lloyds TSB, The NEC, NHS, Porcelanosa, Pitman Training Group, Silver Cross and Yorkshire Television amongst others.