Administrators have been appointed to a manufacturer of kitchenware products resulting in 20 jobs losses in the Black Country.

PCS Brands makes metal bake ware, cookware and wine racks and distributes cutlery under the Viners brand.

Will Wright and Paul Flint from KPMG have been appointed joint administrators with 104 staff being made redundant from the 300-strong payroll including 20 at its base in Oldbury.

PCS Brands operates from a number of production facilities in the UK located in the West Midlands, Lancashire, Norfolk and Yorkshire and also operates a retail division via 30 outlets in the UK and one in the Netherlands.

It operates facilities in Stratford, Hereford and Walsall but these are not thought to be affected by the administration.

KPMG said it was hoping to find a buyer for the business and has retained some of the workforce to aid them, including nine in Oldbury.

The other redundancies have come in its London head office, where 11 posts have been lost, and 73 in Burnley.

Mr Flint said: "Unfortunately, PCS Brands has experienced significant trading difficulties for a while and has been unable to sustain the business resulting in our appointment as administrators.

"The business has a number of retail and wholesale outlets across the UK and we are very keen to hear from anyone who may be interested in purchasing all or part of the business and its stock.

"We have retained staff to help us fulfil current orders and support customers during this time but have unfortunately had to make some redundancies across the business.

"We would encourage any interested parties to contact the joint administrators as soon as possible."