Nine staff at a Bradford city centre women’s clothing shop look set to lose their jobs after administrators said they were winding down the chain.

PwC were appointed as administrators of Internacionale UK, which has a branch in Bradford’s Kirkgate Centre as part of its 89 store network.

It was formed from the administration of a predecessor business in 2013, but the firm, which employs 1,000 staff, has struggled in the recent economic climate.

Bruce Cartwright, joint administrator and partner at PwC, said: “The administrators of Internacionale have been assessing the viability of the company store portfolio. As a result of this ongoing review, the administrators have taken the difficult decision to close eight stores this week, which means that 91 staff working at these stores will be made redundant in due course.

“The PwC team is making every effort to assist staff at this difficult time and will provide further updates as developments occur.”