A string of potential buyers is lining-up to buy parts of historic building restoration specialist Fairhurst Ward Abbotts.
The firm went into administration earlier this month when most of the 235 staff were made redundant.
FWA was established back in 1941 and holds the royal warrant for building and decorating services to the Queen.
The company built up a countrywide reputation for delivering renovation and refurbishment of historic properties, plus luxury new build projects.
A statement from administrators Begbies Traynor said: “The Administrators are receiving a number of enquiries from parties interested in acquiring parts of the business; some of which are in the early stage due diligence processes.
“No further information can be provided due to the confidentiality of the negotiations taking place at this time, but to date, no formal agreement has been completed.”