BHS's logistics supplier DHL has said it is “seeking further clarity” on the impact the closure of the retail chain could have, after administrators failed to find a buyer for the iconic high street brand.

More than 300 DHL staff work on the operator’s BHS contract, which it has held for more than 20 years.

Unite said it had called for “urgent talks” with DHL management to determine the future of the 60 drivers and 300 warehouse staff that managed BHS’s transport and logistics operation, the majority of whom are based at a site in Atherstone, near Coventry.

The union said it was a “worrying and uncertain time for [its] members employed by DHL”, and said it hoped to “work constructively with the DHL management to chart a way through the current situation, which is not of DHL’s making”.

A spokesman for DHL told it was “continuing to talk to the administrators to seek further clarity around the impact of this afternoon’s announcement.

He added: “It would be premature to comment further at this time.”

Administrators Duff & Phelps said that although multiple offers had been made for BHS, “none were able to complete a deal due the working capital required to secure the future of the company”.

Philip Duffy, MD of Duff & Phelps said: "The British high street is changing and in these turbulent times for retailers, BHS has fallen as another victim of the seismic shifts we are seeing.”