Devon Chamber of Commerce has joined forces with an established law firm and a health and safety adviser to launch a free business helpline to support its county-wide member base.

Modern law firm, GA Solicitors, and health and safety advisers, ManSys Solutions Ltd, have come together to provide a comprehensive service which offers guidance on a variety of topics affecting businesses.

The helpline offers member businesses free telephone advice on employment matters and company law through GA Solicitors, and health and safety advice and guidance from ManSys Solutions Ltd.

Verity French, Membership Manager for Devon Chamber of Commerce said: “Devon Chamber of Commerce represents over 1,000 companies across the county, and the provision of this free telephone advice service is designed to support the varying needs of our members. The Chamber is delighted that GA Solicitors and ManSys Solutions Ltd are able to provide this free service for Chamber member businesses. I hope that Chamber members of all sizes are able to utilise the expert advice and support available through this telephone helpline to the benefit of their own companies and the wider Devon economy.”

Having been established for more than two centuries, GA Solicitors is one of the longest standing members of Devon Chamber of Commerce. As a leading regional firm, GA Solicitors offers a professional and friendly service with client care at its core.

Stephen Ramsden, managing partner of GA Solicitors, said: “We are delighted to have been selected by the Chamber to offer this service. We remain heavily involved with the business community and keen to offer support and guidance wherever possible. As the Chamber’s longest standing member it seemed only logical that GA take up this role. We look forward to supporting the Chamber’s members and helping them with their legal enquiries.”

ManSys Solutions Ltd has over 20 years of experience in delivering safety and quality solutions throughout the UK. Based in the South Hams, ManSys covers the West of England with the services that it provides.

David Jeffery of ManSys Solutions Ltd said: “Health and Safety of employees, and safe business practice is extremely important for the smooth running of a business. I’m delighted that ManSys is part of this consortium to offer free telephone health and safety advice to Chamber member businesses.”

Chamber members will be able to access the free telephone support service by calling either company on their direct lines and quoting the Chamber member scheme number.