AROUND 200 guests joined in the celebrations as a family business marked its 25th anniversary.

Braintree's CSS Recruitment and Training employees more than 70 people after growing from its humble beginnings in Black Notley.

It now has its head office in Manor Street and in 2017 opened a state-of-the-art training centre in Rayne Road.

Mr Gleeson said: "We all had a fantastic evening, there was a real buzz throughout the whole event.

"It was great to bring everyone together and thank them for all their support over the last 25 years."