Norfolk footwear firm Riva Shoes, which supplies women’s shoes under the Riva brand to retailers across the country, has called in the administrators.

McTear Williams & Wood are seeking buyers for the business, and say they are hopeful of a sale.

Spokesman Chris McKay said: “It is a shame that a business with such a solid reputation within the shoe industry has been brought to this point.

“We are hopeful that we will be able to attract a buyer for the Riva brand.”