A STATIONERY retailer with a store in Huddersfield has been placed into administration.
Neil Bennett and Andrew Poxon, of accountancy firm DTE Leonard Curtis, are now seeking a buyer for Stationery Box.
The company, based in Warrington, Cheshire, has a store on New Street in Huddersfield and more than 100 outlets UK- wide.
Stationery Box was founded in 1989 and achieved sales of £46.9m in the year to June 2006.
Mr Bennett said: "This is a well-established business which in previous years has been successful.
"More recently, it had suffered under difficult trading conditions and competition from supermarkets and the internet."
Mr Bennett said the administrators were reviewing the business and examining the level of interest from potential buyers.
He said: "We have already received several expressions of interest and we are continuing to trade the shops in the short term.
"We hope we will be able to save very many of the jobs and produce a good return for the creditors."
Stationery Box was formed as a family business and grew rapidly during the 1990s.