Nominated for:
Family Business of the year

In December 1981, John & Sandra Pickering opened the first store in Queens Road, Hastings. In the years since, the company has expanded and currently operates from 8 branches across Sussex and Kent, each differing in character but all offering the same great products & services. John & Sandra are immensely proud of the good reputation Sussex Beds has earned over the years. A reputation built on sound principles of providing great products at low prices and also caring customer service.

Sussex Beds is a truly independent family business and this is immediately obvious with its warm welcome & relaxed shopping experience. Many of the staff you meet, from the showroom to delivery team are directly related to John & Sandra. All are on hand to help & guide you in finding products, which meet both needs & budgets.

Our biggest achievement so far is winning the National Bed Federation’s Retailer of the Year award in 2016/17. We were in the under 5 million turnover category and were put against all other bed independents in the UK. 
It was a very proud moment after everything that had gone on over the last few years, and to be recognized by the NBF was a lovely feeling.

What town/city are you based in?
Halisham, East Sussex (South East)

Number of generations
3rd generation

Retail & Wholesale – Home, Garden & Lifestyle

Number of employees