A BLACKBURN-based regional law firm has made a senior appointment to lead the continued growth of its health and safety arm.

Following the acquisition of ATG Health and Safety Ltd by Napthens LLP last May, the service has expanded its diverse package of support for employers across the region and has now rebranded as Napthens Health and Safety.

Working closely with the law firm’s commercial teams, including employment and HR, Chris Walker will lead a specialist team providing a full health and safety service including audits, site visits, training and consultation.

Mr Walker said: “The importance of health and safety of employees has never been more important than it is right now. From staff who are working from home, to workplaces that need to implement new safety measures to beat the virus, our team is experienced in making the workplace a safe environment for all concerned.

“We have experienced growing demand over the past year, and with our innovative approach continue to develop a flexible and agile service.