Two directors at Footman James will be made redundant following the broker's acquisition by Aon. The shake-up could see up to six other staff also face redundancy, the broker confirmed.

Commercial director Mark Crawford and IT director David Bird are to be made redundant, according to the company, which was acquired by Aon in January.

Footman James managing director Paul Matthews said the company was consulting on the other potential redundancies.

He said staff would be redeployed where possible.

"We are in talks with those staff to see whether we can place them elsewhere. Mainly these are people from the financial department, the area where we overlap with Aon."

Meanwhile, Aon's classic car book will be moved into Footman James' Dudley office.

"We will still be under Footman James management and located in Footman James' offices, but we will all be under one roof," added Matthews.

There are also plans to merge the high net worth specialist vehicle book in the near future.

Matthews said: "Aon is good at high net worth business which will allow us to look at how we market to new areas. This is key for us moving forward."

The broker is also recruiting up to 15 personal lines sales staff to accommodate growth.

Matthews said plans for further growth were under development.

"Part of our remit from Aon is to grow," he said. "That means looking for further acquisitions which will spread our reach geographically and expand our business lines."