PATISSERIE Valerie in the Outlet Village has been saved from closure.

The nationwide bakery-chain collapsed on Tuesday, putting 3,000 jobs at risk.

Joint administrators of Patisserie Holdings plc confirmed the closure of a number of loss-making outlets including 27 Patisserie Valerie stores and 19 Druckers stores.

Combined the store closures will mean 920 redundancies, but none of them are in Swindon.

The remaining 122 outlets will continue to trade while the administrators seek a buyer for the business.

David Costley-Wood, partner at KPMG and joint administrator, said:

“Since our appointment less than 24 hours ago, we have been pleased with the level of interest we have received in the business, and so remain hopeful of achieving a positive outcome.

“In the meantime, we can reassure customers that across the remaining 122 stores, it is all but business as usual.”