These are the food and shop chains that started life in Sussex

They have become staples in the high street and have become household favourites, but did you know that these companies started life in Sussex?

Monday, 4th March 2019, 1:49 pm
Updated Monday, 4th March 2019, 1:55 pm
A few of the shops that has spread out from Sussex

Here we look at 15 businesses that have spread their wings and put Sussex on the map.

The kitchen retailer started life in Alfriston and has been in the news quite a bit recently, having been saved from administration.
This started in Sussex and is now the largest independent estate agency in the South East of England, with more than 100 branches operating under five different trading brands
This started off as a street food stall in Horsham, appeared on the TV show My Million Pound Menu and now has a permanent base in Leeds.
Helen and Simon Pattinson launched a small chocolate shop in Brighton and now has five shops across the South East
The UKs first vegan pizzeria started life in Brighton and has now expanded to Camden
This started as a small pet shop in Haywards Heath in 1968 and now has stores all around the country.
This steak and seafood restaurant also started life in Brighton and has now expanded to Tower Bridge, London.
Bill's is a British cafe chain founded by Bill Collison in 2000 when he opened a small greengrocery in Lewes. There are now 21 restaurants in London and 81 around the UK.
This luxury motor car dealership started off in Pulborough and has garages across the South of England
Founders Tom Barton and Philip Eeles started out at Brighton Food Festival in 2010 and now have six restaurants in London and a new branch in Brightons Duke Street
This Indian restaurant launched in Brighton and has now expanded to Guildford
Born in Brighton, the chocolate shop can also now be found in Covent Garden.
Anita Roddick launched her revolutionary beauty business in Brighton and now has 248 stores around the UK as well as stores abroad.
This Thai tapas restaurant started in a tiny fishermans cottage in Brighton and now has 32 restaurants around the country.
This unique tea mixology company started in Brighton six years ago and how has shops in Bristol, Tumbridge Wells, Nottingham, and two in London.