About Us

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MazingTree Ltd is family owned business based in Plymouth, UK, formed in 2006.
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Why use MazingTree?

We enjoy the benefits that technology brings to our business and make use of much of the technology we provide to our customers, so we know it works.  We are proud of our very enthusiastic and experienced team.  During recruitment, one of our criteria is to find staff with outstanding communication skills, and a good attitude to customer care alongside of course a good level of technical expertise.

Bringing you best of breed technologies that really work and make your business run more smoothly, backed by a personal service second to none.

Concentrating on the South West of the UK, our focused team are hand picked for their ability to communicate well and get along with customers and other staff, and of course for their technical experience and ability. We have a long history of recruiting the best IT Engineering graduates and giving opportunities to young people.

If you run a business anywhere  in Plymouth, Devon or Cornwall, or anywhere in the UK then talk to us about your IT needs.

MazingTree Team in front of the apple tree
Veeam - keeping data safe
meet the team

Who is MazingTree?


John Allan

Technical Director

John Allan (Technical Director) brings over 25 years of IT experience backed by a degree in Communications Engineering.  John has experience working with Public, Private and Charity Sector organisations in the South West of England. He has extensive technical knowledge of the Microsoft product range, plus knowledge of flexible and remote working technologies such as Cloud, Wi-Fi Networks, Internet Telephony, VOIP, Video Conferencing and Remote Access systems.

In his spare time, you can find John outdoors, mountain biking, kayaking and walking on and around Dartmoor and the South West Coast.  “It’s important to get your weekly fix being somewhere remote in Nature”.

Penny Allan


Penny Allan (Director) assists the business part time with recruitment, and as a listening ear.  In addition to supporting MazingTree, Penny runs Penactive which provides Bikeability Cycle training to the Plymouth area.

In her spare time, you can find Penny mountain biking, walking and kayaking on Dartmoor with John.



Graduating with a 1st class honours degree in communications and networking from Plymouth University, Sam is a skilled IT engineer.  With expertise in most technical areas of the business, he specialises in the backend server side of the business, and carries out much of technical  project work. Sam is a keen car enthusiast, running two cars older than 26 years old, although you wouldn’t know it from the outside.



Gayle Davies (accounts/administration) has extensive experience in accounting and is responsible for all matters relating to the companies accounts and general administration.  She is a perfectionist, detail orientated, and an expert in xero and spreadsheets.  Her  favourite task is reconciling invoices in Xero.

Gayle works part time Mon-Wednesday for MazingTree , and the rest of her time is spent as a Mum.


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Jack joined us as an IT Apprentice in 2019, but with significant experience from previous work.  He  has become the mainstay of our helpdesk helping customers on the phone, and onsite.  He’s our resident guru on Android Phones.  You will find him Sailing in Plymouth Sound in his spare time.

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Why are we called MazingTree?

In case you are wondering how we got our unusual company name, let us explain.  Our house name is “MazingTree” after our Bramley apple tree in the garden.

But why MazingTree?

When our daughter Jane was very young, Penny used to go out into the garden and say “amazing”, when referring to the amount of cooking apples and fruit we had in the summer. (Those of you who know Penny will be aware that Penny is very keen on her fruit!). A little while later, Jane proudly showed a friend of ours round the Garden, and pointed to the Apples on the tree saying, “Those are Mazing’s, those are!”.  Well, the name stuck and ever since then the tree has been called the MazingTree.

MazingTree Team in front of the apple tree

Why not give us a call and speak to us about IT Support packages, and how they can help to streamline your business.  We’d love to talk to you so call us on 01752 540 540 now.


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