Over 200 clients and guests – including Olympic Gold medal winner Adrian Moorhouse and Brian Collins, B P Collins’ founder – attended the Gerrards Cross-based firm’s 50th anniversary celebrations at the exclusive Hedsor House in Taplow, Buckinghamshire on Thursday 7 July 2016.
Since 1966, the firm has advised people and businesses across Buckinghamshire, Thames Valley and London. It now has over 110 people working at the firm, including 13 partners.
Brian Collins, B P Collins’ founder said:
“For the past 50 years B P Collins has been providing high quality legal advice to individuals and businesses alike. The firm’s corporate department was voted the best provincial corporate department in the country in 2015.
The firm has over 50 lawyers based in Gerrards Cross, each one of whom is a specialist in his or her own field. In addition, B P Collins is a great supporter of charities and other organisations in the Thames Valley area.”
Simon Deans, senior partner, B P Collins added:
“The UK has changed dramatically over the past 50 years and B P Collins has been advising clients every step of the way – not least in 1973 when the UK joined the EU. And now, as we embark on our departure – B P Collins will undoubtedly provide the same level of advice and reassurance that our clients need, to help them navigate their personal and business matters through these unprecedented times.”
As guests arrived, they were able to view a sculpture – ‘Companions on the Road’ – specially commissioned through Carina Haslam’s gallery in Great Missenden. Created by sculptor Alain Kurylo, who has exhibited across the UK and France, it is made from sustainable materials to reflect the theme of the firm’s 50th anniversary – ‘Made to Last’. The sculpture will be on display in B P Collins’ office but will also be available to community groups for exhibitions, as part of the firm’s continued support for the arts and the local community.
Guests were entertained on the evening with live music from ‘The Revue’ and dancers ‘Swing Patrol’. They were also served bespoke ‘B P Collins’ cocktails, which had been created especially for the evening.