HOVE-based IFA Skerritts is closing in on its target of £1 billion of assets with the support of Andy Cooper as new business development manager.

With more than 30 years’ experience in the financial services sector, Andy brings a wealth of knowledge and a strategic eye to the team.

Working closely with managing director Richard Skerritt, Andy will be tasked with strategically growing the business to reach the landmark £1 billion of assets while also supporting clients and advisers in creating solutions.

Richard said this senior appointment was a natural progression for his 50-strong team.

He said: “We pride ourselves on offering comprehensive wealth management advice.”