Layton Blackham denies network closure rumours

Layton Blackham has denied rumours it is considering closing down its network due to a failure to attract brokers.

The broker, which launched its network in the autumn, revealed it has just signed deals with two unnamed brokers and is currently in talks with a further 40 to 50 around the country.

Refuting suggestions that this represented a disappointing harvest, Charles Whitfield, marketing manager, Layton Blackham, said: "If we get a dozen on board by the end of next week we'll be happy. It'