Lark Group has bought the Cadogan Hanover Park business from Barbon Insurance Group.

Lark is set to have annual revenues of around £23m and employ 280 staff in six offices.

Lark chief executive Graham Lark said: "We are delighted to add Cadogan Hanover Park to our existing operations. It is a top quality broking business and an ideal fit with our strategic objective to become one of the leading independent brokers in the South East."

Barbon managing director Nick Sharp said: “I wish both parties every success in the future and would record my thanks to the CHP team for their commitment and delivery over the years."