Broker opens office in Haywards Heath.

Broker Lucas Fettes has expanded in the South East by setting up a general insurance division in Haywards Heath.

Andy Hearn, former chief executive of Ascent Insurance Brokers, has been appointed managing director of the new division, which will target property owners, construction and larger general corporate businesses.

Robin Lucas, managing director of Lucas Fettes, said: “The new division reinforces our strategy to further expand our general insurance business and reputation in the South East.

“In addition to establishing our South East operation, Hearn will be working with his colleagues around the UK to enhance our existing Property Owners offering.”

Hearn added: “This is a great opportunity to work with a company that has an excellent reputation, with a team that is totally focused on delivering a level of service that is second to none, and an executive team that not only understands the market but also what is really important to their clients.”