Stephen Beales and Keven Mulley

SUFFOLK ProHelp has made two new voluntary appointments. The group is part of Business in the Community, the largest provider of free professional help to communities in the UK.

SUFFOLK ProHelp has made two new voluntary appointments. The group is part of Business in the Community, the largest provider of free professional help to communities in the UK.

New chair Stephen Beales, a chartered civil engineer and chief executive of MLM Consulting and Structural Engineers, is a founder member of Suffolk ProHelp.

New manager Keven Mulley recently retired as practice manager at Ashton Graham solicitors. His role will be to assess and distribute incoming projects and take on overall management of the 30-strong voluntary group.

Members of Suffolk ProHelp, which was launched in 2001, include accountants, architects, engineers, graphic designers, HR consultants, IT specialists, PR and communications consultants and solicitors from across the county.

In 2008, it provided more than �50,000 worth of free professional advice and support to local community groups and voluntary organisations.