Canterbury Foods Group, a major supplier of frozen and chilled products to food manufacturers and foodservice companies, is seeking the appointment of an administrator.

The company is based in Hull and supplies products ranging from burgers and sausages to pastry and dumplings under brands such as Plumtree, Mawbeef, JL and Pin-it.

It had been struggling financially for some time and had sought additional funding.

But a statement issued to the stock exchange read: “The company was informed by its bankers yesterday afternoon that its refinancing proposal has not been accepted. As a consequence, the directors are seeking the appointment of an administrator over the assets of the company.”