Bakery supplier Tindale & Stanton has gone into administration.

The County-Durham based baker – which supplies savoury products to the supermarkets and savouries, breads and confectionery to smaller operators – has been badly hit by difficult trading conditions and increasing costs, according to administrators PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Almost 300 workers are employed within Tindale & Stanton’s various sites – it has a savoury manufacturing plant at Burnopfield, breadmaking factory at Gateshead and two van distribution sites. The future of those jobs is currently uncertain.

A spokeswoman for PWC told British Baker that it is hoping to sell the business as a going concern within the next week.