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Sawbridgeworth town centre suited to new businesses says mayor as he opens new menswear shop Harrison's

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Sawbridgeworth mayor Greg Rattey has welcomed another new business to the town and urged budding entrepreneurs to come and be a part of the booming town centre.

Cllr Rattey officially opened Harrison's menswear in Baker's Walk on Saturday (Dec 18) and brushed off fears it was an "awful time to open a shop".

He said: "I say that it’s an excellent time. Sawbridgeworth is on the way up – it’s the fifth shop I've opened since becoming mayor."

Town mayor Greg Rattey with Lee Harrison from Harrison's menswear (53875747)
Town mayor Greg Rattey with Lee Harrison from Harrison's menswear (53875747)

The mayor, who owns Toplines hairdressers in Bell Street, has been supporting local businesses throughout the coronavirus pandemic along with town projects manager Joanne Sargant, ensuring they could avail themselves of the grants and funding on offer from the Government and local authorities.

Shops opening over the past year include a travel agent, flooring company, bubble tea café and jewellery shop and workshop.

Cllr Rattey added: "The diversity of shops is rapidly increasing and I appeal to any budding entrepreneurs thinking of starting a business to come and visit us and to invest in us."

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