A BLACK Country chartered accountancy practice is this year celebrating its 64th anniversary.

Since its foundation in 1948, Griffiths and Pegg has witnessed significant growth, with a turnover of nearly £20 million, despite the tough economic trading conditions, which have hit the West Midlands harder than most.

Clients range from traditional Black Country manufacturing companies and foundries to more modern industries and occupations such as recording studios and theatrical and sporting celebrities.

Rachel Clarke, who first joined the company in 1985, after attending King Edward VI College in Stourbridge, has been appointed a partner.

Partner, Adrian Granger, said: “The days of waiting for clients to come to you, for the most part, has gone. We live in a very competitive environment, where people have so much choice, they can pick and choose which accountancy service they use. That keeps everyone on their toes.”