A Wanstead company celebrated 40 years of business with a VIP central London party.

THP Accountants in High Street, Wanstead, staged the event at The Wallace Collection in Marylebone on Thursday.

Stand-up comic Sean Lock, who has been a client at the firm for 25 years performed.

Chief executive Adrian Hart founded THP above an estate agent’s shop in High Street, Wanstead in 1974 and the firm has grown to branches in Cheam, Chelmsford and Saffron Walden, plus a new office in the City of London.

Mr Hart said: "I am particularly proud that we continue to have close, personal relationships with all our clients – and that frank, fair advice is the bedrock of all we do.”