Celebrities who’ve run a business in Sussex including Fatboy Slim and Jodie Kidd

A big selection of celebrities are recognized to have lived in Sussex through the years. Starting from Hollywood A-listers to sporting icons, the county has seen all of it.

However alongside those that have lived quiet lives within the county away from the limelight, a number of have additionally plied their commerce inside our borders. Some celebrities have had extra success than others too.

While lots of the county’s greatest names akin to Romesh Ranganathan and Paul McCartney have aspect ventures alongside their excessive profile careers – they’ve been excluded from this listing as their premises are primarily based elsewhere. Regardless of excluding these two, there are a selection of various enterprise arrange in Sussex through the years by some unsuspecting folks.

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At SussexLive we’ve compiled an inventory of a number of the celebrities who’ve run a enterprise in Sussex through the years. From espresso retailers to journey companies, what number of of those have you ever been to?

Fatboy Slim

Massive Seashore Cafe is in Hove Lagoon, between the skate park and playground

Norman Prepare dinner (AKA Fatboy Slim) is without doubt one of the greatest names to have lived and labored in Sussex through the years. Beforehand married to fellow Sussex icon Zoe Ball, the well-known couple lived on Brighton’s excessive profile Millionaire’s Row and had been typically seen round Sussex.

While Norman has carried out all through Sussex through the years, includign a excessive profile set on Brighton Seashore, he has additionally run a profitable enterprise right here for a number of years. Norman opened the Massive Seashore Cafe, Hove, in 2013 and it stays evre in style to today with its beneficiant helpings of meals offered at cheap costs – the DJ extraordinaire has additional cemented himself into the material of Sussex.

Peter Andre

Peter Andre lived in Sussex for a few years proudly owning a property inside East Grinstead’s personal Dormans Park. Peter purchased the mansion from one other A-lister, Tom Cruise, in 2016 and lived there till 2017 having beforehand lived at a separate Dormans property till 2012.

Throughout his time in Sussex, the Mysterious Lady singer opened up a café within the early 2010s. The New York Espresso Membership had two branches, in East Grinstead and Brighton, with followers queueing to pattern a few of his cupcakes upon opening – nonetheless a lowly hygiene score and excessive hire prices noticed Andre shut down each branches in 2015 and 2016 respectively.

Jodie Kidd

Jodie Kidd loved one pub so much she decided to buy it
Jodie Kidd beloved one pub a lot she determined to purchase it

Jodie Kidd is one other well-known face who’s ingrained in Sussex tradition. Jodie was born in Guildford however was educated in Petworth, West Sussex.

Earlier than her profitable modelling profession, Jodie spent a few years in Sussex and is claimed to have loved her twenty first birthday on the Half Moon pub in Kirdford. The pub evidently had a long-lasting impact on her too as she later determined to purchase the pub and continues to run it to today.

Alan Minter

The Ancient Priors previously had hidden rooms where smuggler could hideout
The Historical Priors beforehand had hidden rooms the place smuggler may hideout

Alan Minter is without doubt one of the greatest names to be related to Crawley. The previous boxing world champion joined Crawley Boxing Membership when he was 11-years-old and, after being profitable via his boxing successes, in 1977 he bought the Historical Priors, a fifteenth century constructing which he renamed Minter’s Restaurant and Wine Bar.

The outside signal confirmed a bare-knuckle boxer and Minter ran the property till 1980 earlier than promoting up in 1983. Alan remained in style in Crawley till his loss of life in 2020 along with his funeral procession passing his former restaurant.

John Snow

Former Sussex and England cricketer John Snow at his Sussex home in 2010
Former Sussex and England cricketer John Snow at his Sussex residence in 2010

On this occasion we’re speaking about neither the Recreation of Thrones character, nor the outstanding Channel 4 newsreader, who can be from Sussex, however as an alternative the previous England Check cricketer. Thought of one in every of England and Sussex’s greatest cricketers of all time, Snow was famend for his formidable quick bowling regardless of his comparatively modest peak of 5ft 11in.

After retiring from cricket snow spent a while in Crawley the place he opened a journey brokers. The journey brokers was situated in town’s Broadfield Barton buying parade which is now residence to retailers together with Poundland, Iceland, and BoozeXpress.

Chris Eubank

Chris Eubank developed a property in Brighton into flats for the homeless before selling up in 2000
Chris Eubank developed a property in Brighton into flats for the homeless earlier than promoting up in 2000

Chris Eubank has turn into one thing of an icon in Brighton through the years. The previous champion boxer has long-lived within the metropolis along with his eccentric persona making certain he’s by no means removed from the limelight.

While not the identical model enterprise as the opposite celebrities on this listing, Eubank beforehand owned and developed a property in Brighton right into a number of flats. Chris purchased the constructing, which he known as Buckingham Place, in 1994 and transformed it into 69 flats for the homeless – within the yr 2000 he offered constructing for redevelopment.

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