Twelve people have been made redundant after two online retailers were put into administration.

Padiham-based Big Home Shop Limited sells garden furniture, outdoor equipment and other general furniture items via various channels on Amazon and other such online marketplaces.

Physioroom Limited, also Padiham-based, sells home exercise, recovery and injury prevention equipment via its dedicated website,

There have been 12 redundancies so far and the joint administrators said they were providing assistance to those employees affected.

Big Home Shop had recently experienced financial challenges caused by stock issues related to international shipping delays. This resulted in a large funding requirement that the company was unable to meet, administrators said.

Physioroom was reliant on Big Home Shop for a number of services which meant the company was also unable to fund ongoing trade.

Rick Harrison and Howard Smith from Interpath Advisory have been appointed joint administrators.

The administrators will continue to trade both businesses and have retained the majority of the companies’ 35 staff to assist them while they trade.

Rick Harrison, managing director at Interpath Advisory and joint administrator, said: “Big Home Shop is a seasonal business.

“Unfortunately, the well-publicised international shipping delays seen across the globe in 2021 had a significant impact on the company’s stock, which led to lower than usual trading through its peak season.

"We will continue to trade the business while all options are assessed.”