This travel expert takes the stress out of business trips, handling anything from flights and hotels to visas, passports and conferences. Its customers are mainly in finance, media and professional services, although it also organises specialist trips, such as pilgrimages, or sports tours for schools. Founded in 1974, Statesman was bought in 2007 by joint managing directors Mervyn Williamson, 50, and Jon Langley, 60. Sales, which represent commission fees, climbed to £7.5m last year after it purchased travel firm Commodore in 2011. Business Growth Fund part-financed the acquisition, investing £4.25m for a minority stake.
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