About Us Bodle Bros Ltd
Bodle Bros Ltd

Bodle Bros Ltd Market Agricultural Inputs & Crops, Together With Retailing Horse & Pet Supplies

We aim to win by evolving our business,  to adapt to the changing market place, distributing our products & services in the most efficient & effective manner for our customers & ourselves.

Bodle Bros Ltd
Bodle Bros Ltd
Bodle Bros Ltd

A Brief History
The 1800’s

Bodle Bros Ltd
The company was formed around 1840 by Richard and Tom Bodle when they bought their first windmill in Alfriston near Eastbourne in East Sussex. Milling Wheat was bought from local farmers and flour was sold to local bakeries. In 1890 they moved to a watermill at Plumpton in East Sussex.
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The 1900’s
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Later, the company moved to Burgess Hill: firstly to Frederick House in Fairfield Road, & then to 14 Mill Road in 1903.
Richard and Tom Bodle had no sons and during the 1940’s and 1950’s the business was run by a cousin, Norman Frape.

Bill Sandercock (the present Chairman) started work at the company in 1955 and on the retirement of Norman Frape took on the business. Bodle Bros Ltd grew during the 1970’s & 80’s incorporating other businesses associated with agricultural trading & operated a Pet & Horse Feed retail outlet at Station Goods Yard, Hassocks.
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The New Millennium
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Trading in the new millennium has brought different challenges. Bodle Bros Ltd has faced many changes but still remains true to its core agricultural merchant trading business. In 2003 it moved from its offices in Burgess Hill into a new purpose built retail facility at Southdown Store, one mile outside of town. This has enabled the business to expand its horse and pet retail business within the 12000 sq ft warehouse and centralise its main trading and administration office. Since moving, the business has continued its expansion within the retail sector and has strengthened its agricultural trading business to be efficient and offer a personal service to its customers. The business recognises that within the current climate there are challenges and opportunities and it is their job to support and help customers make the most of these by offering clear professional advice and products for their individual businesses.