We have now resumed giving Business Development and Help face to face at client site.

Where face-to-face meetings may not be viable, we are also offering Small Business Help by videoconferencing means, usually via Microsoft Teams or Zoom. Do get in contact if we can help you in this way. Click for further details of upcoming training sessions. We are also happy to do customised online consultancy to meet your requirements. Contact us for further details.

In addition to computer training we can provide tailored business development and help consultancy to small and medium sized businesses in Dorset, Wiltshire, Somerset and Hampshire.

We offer the following support:

  • Getting started – help with how you want to develop your business; its clients, what you would like to achieve in the short, medium and long term
  • Growing a business – your business might be established but you don’t seem to be expanding or it’s experiencing a downward path and you don’t know what to do
  • Maintaining a business – some owners don’t want to expand but just keep the business as it is, yet can’t really do this consistently
  • Merging with another business – we determine what is needed both in terms of hard and soft skills, thereby easing the transition


You may require something more specific.

We can offer:

  • Presentation skills to help you win clients and pitches
  • General mentoring of yourself and your staff; improving working relations with your business partner(s)


  • Developing a business plan and making it operational
  • Marketing and communications advice and planning
  • Improving the appeal of your website
  • Independent project evaluation
  • Independent market research of your target market(s)

We provide tailored advice to your needs. Our mantra is ‘keep it simple; keep it effective’. Projects can be small or large. You may just need some help or advice rather than anything major and we are happy to offer this. We believe all business are good for the local economy and want you to succeed.

Business Development and Help Roger Donbavand

About Business Development and Help – Portsmouth Personnel

Business Development and Small Business Help Portsmouth is led by Roger Donbavand. Roger has over 30 years business experience gained in the UK and Australia. Over his career he has worked with both well-known high-street brands and smaller companies and one-man person businesses. He has extensive business board experience and is also involved in charity consultancy and is a Chair of Step Together. See his LinkedIn profile.

We are also happy to help businesses in other towns in Hampshire, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire and in Bristol.

For further details, please ring us on 01747 820396, or 07476 625105, e-mail us at info@archwayct.co.uk or fill in our contact form.

We have also helped home-based businesses and users in some of the Dorset, Wiltshire, Somerset and Hampshire villages, so please do get in touch.