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The Darrell Lea business was founded by Harry Lea in 1927, when he commenced selling confectionery treats from a push-cart along Manly Corso in Sydney, Australia. Harry named the business after his youngest son Darrell, who at the time was the newest addition to the Lea family.Where is the headquarters of Darrell Lea company?
Its headquarters is based in Ingleburn, New South Wales. After 85 years under the ownership and control of the Lea family, the company went into voluntary administration in 2012 leading to its acquisition, sale and restructuring under new ownership.Where was Darrell Lea's first shop in Sydney?
Lea started the first shop in New South Wales in 1927 in Sydney's Haymarket, being a combined milk bar and confectionery shop. During the Depression in 1929, a shop became vacant in Pitt Street, and in 1935 a factory was established at 1 York Street.When did Darrell Lea move to Western Australia?
Darrell Lea was in the ownership of the Lea family from its foundation by Harry Lea until the early 2010s. Harry, who was born on 15 February 1876 in Spitalfields, London, migrated to Western Australia in 1888 and started making confectionery in 1917 at the back of his Manly Corso fruit shop.