Ifa and broking group Berry Birch & Noble (BBN) has made a £470,000 acquisition of Bradstock Financial Services.

BBN says it expects the move to grow turnover at the firm by between £1.5m and £2 million. The move follows BBN's acquisition of Moores Marr Bradley earlier this year.

Paul Harrison, insurance broking director at BBN, added that the firm is also looking to make acquisitions in the general insurance market.

"In the personal lines market, we are looking to make acquisitions – small and often," said Harris. BBN is particularly interested in companies in the North West Kent area.

In the commercial lines arena, where BBN has a number of niche schemes in the employee market, the company will look at acquisitions across the country.