Dear Reader

If you’re here for the first time, welcome to Media Manor. If you’ve been here before, then welcome back!

My name is Paul Hutchings, and I do my best to help people with their computers – especially those struggling to get to grips with technology.

I literally grew up with personal computers, ever since they were introduced into our secondary school in the 1980s.

I’ve been the proud owner of a Sinclair ZX81 (with a whopping 1Kb of memory!) and a BBC Microcomputer, eventually buying my first ‘Tower PC’ in the late 80s / early 90s. I’ve used nearly every version of Microsoft Windows and personally owned many different mobile phones.

At school, I jointly ran an after-school computer club with my best friend (at the tender age of 14), and I’ve been helping friends and family with computers and technology ever since.

Then in 2012, after a varied career and having studied for a formal training qualification, I decided to take the leap into self-employment and start my own business helping local clients.

I’m particularly excited to expand my services this year to include online content, a support group and remote computer access, paid for via a monthly or annual payment plan. This way I can help even more people, both locally and further away.

I head up a team of volunteers who take turns to help people with technology issues at a local weekly ‘Coffee Stop’ in my village, in exchange for a voluntary donation.

I am also proud to represent Dorset County Council in my voluntary role as one of their Dorset Digital Champions, helping people for free on a Tuesday morning, every fortnight.

If you have any technology issues, or would simply like to learn how to use it better, please feel free to get in touch.

You can email me at or call 07752 138300.

Thanks for visiting 🙂