Bathroom retailer Bathstore has fallen into administration, putting over 500 jobs at risk.

The company, which has a presence both online and on the high street, was forced to enter administration after failing to find a buyer.

Bathstore has over 100 locations across the UK, and employs over 500 people.

Financial advisor BDO has been appointed as administrator.

Joint Administrator Ryan Grant, said: “Despite significant investment into the business over the past five years, Bathstore has struggled to overcome the well-documented challenges facing the UK retail sector.

“The appointment was made after several months of difficult trading and the failure of ongoing talks to find a buyer for the business. Bathstore is continuing to trade in administration while the administrators seek a buyer.”