The administrators of Patisserie Holdings have confirmed they have received a number of offers for the business, with a number now being taken forward.

Blair Nimmo and David Costley-Wood from KPMG, were appointed joint administrators to the business on 22 January, with the deadline for bids passing last Friday.

Costley-Wood said they had been “encouraged by the scope of offers received from trade and finance buyers for all and for parts of the business”.

“We will now be taking a number of these offers forward, and hope to be able to make progress in short order,” he added.

Up to 100 parties are thought to be in the running, with Fulham Shore rumoured understood to have submitted a bid for about a dozen sites, and Costa Coffee also believed to have offered for a group of stores.

It was also reported at the weekend that KPMG had blocked a rescue attempt by former boss of café chain Druckers, David Scott, who had hoped to save at least half of Patisserie Valeries remaining 122 sites.