A COMPANY with seven stores in Sussex has folded.

Bunces Home Hardware stores closed on Friday with 30 jobs lost.

Launched in 1928, Bunces Home Hardware was a family-run business with shops in Horsham, Storrington, Littlehampton, Steyning, Lewes and two stores in Worthing.

It sold electrical, gardening, bathroom, DIY equipment and homeware to trade customers and direct to consumers.

All stores have now stopped trading because of “cash flow difficulties”.