A family-run office supplies firm based in Orpington has officially reopened after the premises was devastated when a fire ripped through it in 2014.

Tangent Office Resources in Chislehurst Road officially opened their newly refurbished premises earlier this month with the help of Orpington MP Jo Johnson and both the incoming and outgoing Mayors of Bromley.

The premises of the firm, originally known as just as Cut Price Cartridges, was destroyed by fire in in November 2014 which causing substantial damage to the shop and office as well as the upstairs flat.

The shop is now trading under both names of Cut Price Cartridges and Tangent Office Resources to appeal to both the residential and commercial customers.

Having operated from adjacent vacant premises while the major refurbishment works were undertaken, Tangent Office Resources were finally able to move back into their own building in March this year.

At the official re-opening, Mr Johnson was joined by both the new Mayor of Bromley Councillor Ian Payne, and the outgoing Mayor Councillor Kim Botting.

They were helped to cut the ribbon by owner Chandra Sharma’s 13-year-old daughter, Jaya, who performed the same task 10 years ago, aged just three and a half, when the shop originally opened.

Mr Sharma said: “We are proud to be part of the community of Orpington and are deeply honoured to be supported by Jo Johnson MP and both the outgoing Mayor Cllr Kim Botting and newly elected Mayor Cllr Ian Payne.

“We hope to continue to serve the residential and business community of Orpington and the borough of Bromley for many years to come.”

As well as a vast array of stationery and ink cartridges, the award-winning, family-run firm now also offers branded work-wear and printing facilities, as well as a host of services dedicated to helping businesses with all their office supply needs.

Jo Johnson MP said: “Tangent Office Resources is a fantastic local business that has now been located in Orpington for over ten years.

“I know that the aftermath of the fire, which caused the shop’s temporary closure, was a difficult period for everyone involved, and it was great to be invited by Mr Sharma to take part in the relaunch.”