A COUNTY accounting firm is offering free business advice to any company affected by coronavirus.

Ballards LLP, with offices in Worcester and Droitwich, is offering the advice to help business recover from the crisis.

CEO James Syree said: "We have been speaking to a large number of clients that have been affected by the recent situation and it is clear that, although the government schemes will undoubtedly provide a solution to long term cash flow issues, these loans and grants are not readily accessible and won’t be in place for some time.

"We have been advising a number of clients on cash flow planning and business strategy as well as discussing their options regarding the government’s Business Interruption Loan Scheme, business rate relief and Job Retention Scheme (furloughing staff).

"We have now made the decision to roll this support out to any business that needs it, free of charge”