To help businesses to combat the challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic we are waiving our fees for three months.

Any new clients will not have to pay anything for the first 12 weeks to ensure they are able to access the vital advice they need.

Over the past weeks, we have been working round the clock to handle the flood of enquiries from clients who are facing “unprecedented pressures”.

Elissa Thursfield, Director of HR Anchor, which operates remotely, said: “Businesses are entering uncharted territory. The biggest issue is the total uncertainty as to when the coronavirus crisis will end.

“Business planning and operational capability have been thrown into complete turmoil and, for many companies, the only thing that matters now is how to survive these unprecedented and volatile times.

“We have therefore taken the decision to waive all fees for any businesses which urgently require HR support. The most important thing is that business owners get the right advice as quickly as possible.

“These may be companies with no previous experience of HR or a business which has an inhouse function but urgently needs additional senior expertise.

“In the last 48 hours, we have been advising all types of businesses, from early stage start-ups through to established family businesses and across all sectors. While many clients are in Wales, I have also been advising a company in the Midlands and even one in New York.”

Elissa added: “I have been advising companies on a range of issues including how to work remotely, changing people’s duties to keep them working and the correct pay procedures when employees are self-isolating. There is now the further impact on businesses of schools closing on Friday.

“In the worst-case scenarios, I have been helping businesses which are having to urgently reduce the size of their workforces.”

HR Anchor is the sister company of Gamlins Law, which has offices in Rhyl, Denbigh, Ruthin, Mold, Holywell and Abergele.