A NATIONAL delivery firm with a large Warrington distribution hub could call in administrators, it is reported.

Parcel delivery firm Yodel has said that talks over the future of the company are in the ‘final stages’ following concerns being raised.

The firm has between 10,000 and 12,000 employees across the country, depending on the season, and it operates a large site on Clayton Road in Risley.

The BBC has reported that the firm is looking for a buyer, and that it could call in administrators if one is not found, although discussions with ‘interested parties’ were ongoing and ‘constructive’.

Yodel said its ‘operations continue without any disruption’.

Yodel is owned by the Barclay family, with Sky News reporting that the family was urgently seeking a buyer for Yodel.

A Yodel spokesman said: “In the summer of 2023, following a number of unsolicited approaches, we hired advisers to carry out a full strategic review.

“The company has continued to engage with interested parties regarding strategic options for Yodel.

“We can confirm that these discussions are ongoing, constructive and are in the final stages.”

In an earlier statement, the Yodel spokesman said: “A process to review strategic options is nearing its conclusion, with a number of parties looking to acquire the business.

“In the meantime, Yodel is focused on business as usual.”

The Telegraph has reported that insolvency specialists Teneo have been lined up if the business is to be put into administration.

Yodel, one of the largest delivery firms in the country, delivered close to 200million parcels this past year, working with businesses including JD Sports, Argos and Zara.