Thousands of pounds are owed to companies in Lancashire by The Body Shop, which went into administration earlier this year.

Documents published to Companies House by administrators show the extensive number of creditors owed money across the UK and abroad.

This includes Blackburn company Mainland British Capital (One) Limited, a real estate business based in Haslingden Road, who are owed £5,500.

Also in East Lancashire, a registered PO Box address for the London Borough of Hillingdon in Nelson is owed £988.

Lancashire Telegraph: The Body ShopThe Body Shop (Image: PA)

Across the county, the highest sum of money owed is to Laleham Health & Beauty, a manufacturer of health and beauty products based in Kirkham, who are owed £168,743.

Thompsons Ltd, which builds workspaces in various industries and is based in Blackpool, is owed £38,335.

Finally, Wyre Council is owed a total of £1,162.

The Body Shop fell into administration in February, with hundreds of jobs lost across the country.

The Blackburn store, which took up a prime spot in The Mall, closed in early March.

The store in Blackpool was also among those to close.

Stores in Lancashire currently remaining open are in Preston, Lancaster, and Fleetwood.

Aurelius, which specialises in buying and turning around troubled firms, secured a £207 million deal in November to buy The Body Shop from Brazilian cosmetics giant Natura & Co.

The retailer was founded in 1976 by Anita Roddick and her husband Gordon as one of the first companies to promote so-called ethical consumerism, focusing on ethically produced cosmetics and skincare products.

Around 116 stores remain in the UK.