Expanding start-up broker Integro is to expand the lines of business that it places from its London office.

Integro acquired a London market presence by buying Lloyd's broker Humphreys Haggas Sutton (HHS) at the end of last year. It currently has eight international offices.

Simon Haggas, HHS managing director, said Integro would be targeting major corporate property, casualty, directors' and officers' and professional liability risks.

HHS had previously specialised in political risk, aerospace, medical malpractice and reinsurance.

Haggas said: "The London office will grow in two directions: one to take advantage of the new business from Integro's US and Canadian offices, which can be placed in London, and second to establish its own business to cater for clients in the UK and Europe."

Last week, Integro announced the appointment of former St Paul Travelers UK compliance officer, Peter Burton. Haggas said: "The company will take high quality people on board in order to manage growth and we have to put in place a meaningful structure behind it. Peter is an element of that structure."