A NEW Business Village Agent has been appointed to help flood-affected companies in Somerset.

The Community Council for Somerset (CCS) has appointed Nicola Bailey to the role, which has been funded by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), Somerset County Council and South Somerset District Council.

Nicola said: “I will be able to advise businesses about grants, funding and help that may be available to them, and make applying as easy and smooth as possible”.

Business owners wishing to talk to Nicola should contact businessva@somersetrcc.org.uk or call 07711 251334.