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Opening of Bexley Village deli is celebrated by MP James Brokenshire

PUBLISHED: 09:48 10 December 2013 | UPDATED: 09:49 10 December 2013

MP James Brokenshire with Geraldine and Nigel Brown at the opening of Browns of Bexley.

MP James Brokenshire with Geraldine and Nigel Brown at the opening of Browns of Bexley.

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The opening of new deli, Browns of Bexley, has been welcomed by MP James Brokenshire.

Coinciding with Small Business Saturday, the opening of the new business, in Bourne Road, Bexley Village, was hailed as “just the sort of independent local outlet...we need” by Mr Brokenshire.

The deli specialises in fresh cheeses, meats, handmade pies and artisan breads. It is a new venture by Geraldine and Nigel Brown, and comes during week in which chancellor of the exchequer, George Osborne, has given an extra boos to small businesses.

In his autumn statement, he announced a business rate discount of up to £1,000 for retail premises, including shops, cafes and pubs.

Mr Brokenshire added: “I hope people will choose to shop locally and support great local businesses like this.

“High street businesses are an important part of local life.

“The additional support announced by the chancellor through the business rate discounts provides a welcome boost for local firms – especially the shops, pubs, and cafes on our high streets.”

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