Chesterfield drinks company in administration

One of the UK's biggest drinks suppliers, WaverleyTBS, is in administration Credit: ITV Central

Hundreds of jobs are under threat after one of the UK's biggest drink suppliers, based in Chesterfield, collapsed into administration.

WaverleyTBS supplies alcoholic and soft drinks to clients including Thorpe Park and the parent company of Madame Tussauds, Merlin Entertainments.

The company employs 830 staff in 18 sites across the UK.

Waverley was originally the wholesale arm of Scottish & Newcastle, which was taken over by Heineken in 2008 in a joint deal with Carlsberg.

Current owner, Manfield Partners, says Waverley fell victim to a tough pubs and restaurants market as consumers rein in their spending.