PwC partners Mike Jervis and Stuart Maddison have been appointed as joint administrators to Game Group’s UK operations after the retailer formally went into administration yesterday.

Mike Jervis oversees PwC’s middle market practice in London and works both in an advisory capacity and takes appointment roles, assisting in the reconstruction or sale of businesses.

He was named as one of the administrators of Lehman Brothers’ European operations in 2008.

In 2006, Jervis was lead administrator of Adams Childrenswear, the children’s clothing retailer, and he also acted as the administrator of Greeting Card Group which was sold in 2007, securing 1,800 jobs.

Joining Jervis on the team is Stuart Maddison, PwC partner responsible for business recovery services in the Thames Valley and south.

He has contributed to a variety of restructurings, with recent appointments including the administration of Sofas (UK) Limited.