Game in talks to stave collapse

COMPUTER games retailer Game is in talks with its suppliers and lenders to stave off financial collapse, which would cost 10,000 jobs.

The firm’s quarterly rent bill is due in two weeks’ time, and failure to pay could put the company into administration.

It is believed financial advisory group Rothschild has been appointed to find a buyer for the business, which includes 600 stores in the UK. In a statement on Monday, Game, which has a store at Birstall Shopping Park, said the talks sought to find alternative funding and review its assets.

It added it was uncertain whether they would be successful.