Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing hosted a drinks reception at the House of Commons for Loughton-based chartered accountants Haslers.
Guests were treated to drinks and canapés.
Haslers chairman Laurence Jacobs said: “We were delighted that Eleanor Laing MP sponsored this event so we were able to hold this fantastic reception at the Houses of Parliament.
“The event was a great opportunity for our clients, contacts and business people not yet working with us, to share views and discuss important issues including the current state of the economy and business in such special surroundings.”
Mrs Laing said: “I welcome every opportunity to meet people who are running businesses in and around Epping Forest.
“I need to know from them what the economic climate is like in our area. Haslers’ guests told it to me straight – so I can pass on that information to my colleagues in the Treasury.”
(left to right) David Sanders, Eleanor Laing MP, Haslers chairman Laurence Jacobs, Barry Petterson and David Green