A family business is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Brian Ash set up Mantsbrite in Maldon in 1964 and has seen it grow to become a leading supplier of electronic equipment to the marine market.

Brian is now chairman of the company, based in Spital Road, and son David is managing director.

They are planning a series of celebrations to mark the anniversary, the first of which will take place at the Skipper Expo in Aberdeen in May, and the Seawork International exhibition in Southampton in June.