Insurance ‘managing general agent’ NBS Underwriting is moving into High Weald House on the Bexhill Enterprise Park as it strives to double the size of its regional business over the next two years.

The company has taken a ground floor suite within the building, meaning the ground floor is now fully occupied. But offices are still available to let on the first and second floors, ranging from 620 to 10,999 sq ft.

NBS Underwriting has 78 employees handling more than £100 million in premiums a year. It has headquarters in Bingley, West Yorkshire, offices in Dublin and Hitchin and a southern England base in Hastings.

The award-winning firm specialises in niche products across commercial and personal insurance lines. These include the leisure and hospitality industry, retail, petrol stations, food risks, property owners, liability, community enterprises, care homes and non-standard home insurance. It established its southern England operation in Hastings in 2015 and has been based in the town’s Innovation Centre.

The company has recently embarked on an expansion programme, diversifying into new fields including unoccupied commercial properties – a growth area given the post-pandemic fashion for remote and hybrid working.

The firm’s southern team has an ambitious goal to double in size over the next 24 months, so it needed to find new offices to accommodate that. It selected a ground floor office within High Weald House and is now in the process of moving in.

Robert Hawkes (pictured), head of the company’s southern operation, explains:

“The Hastings and Bexhill area is a great hub for insurance firms, with other companies in the area such as Hastings Direct and Saga and a pool of great, skilled employees. We have bold growth plans and clearly needed new premises to support that.

 “We looked at several properties in the area and High Weald House was undoubtedly the best bet for us. It future-proofs our business for the next five to ten years by giving us decent space now, plus more to grow into. It has great modern facilities, fantastic countryside views and is an impressive, professional place to receive visitors.”

NBS Underwriting is currently recruiting for an insurance underwriter in the Bexhill and Hastings area, with more vacancies set to follow. To find out more, click here.

About High Weald House

High Weald House is a 25,674 sq ft building over three floors. It stands in the southwestern part of the Bexhill Enterprise Park next to Glovers House and near the Combe Valley Way roundabout.

Offices within the building are available to let from 620 sq ft upwards, suiting small, medium and large organisations.

If you’re interested in viewing offices, you should contact one of our agents:

You can also visit for further details, a virtual tour of the building and to download a brochure.

In addition to High Weald House, serviced plots on the Bexhill Enterprise Park are available which can accommodate up to 220,000 sq ft of business premises. You can buy these plots to develop your own properties or commission us to develop schemes to your specification.