THE Community Council for Somerset has appointed Nicola Bailey as its new Somerset business village agent to support flood affected businesses.

The role has been funded by the Federation of Small Businesses, Somerset County Council and South Somerset District Council as part of a partnership to help businesses build resilience and recover after the devastating flooding earlier this year.

Nicola will be offering support ranging from providing practical and ongoing help to get business back on their feet, hosting practical workshops, problem solving and drop in business sessions for the community.