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Vested party: Rory Stirling has helped oversee the Base79 growth journey

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Having finished hosting the World Cup, Brazil turns its attentions to the Olympics

Post-Brazil World Cup: A winning opportunity for UK businesses?

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Options other than high street banks are available, says Tony Pegg

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Alex Macpherson had worked with the founding team of Zoopla previously

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How to close 13 acquisitions in four years

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For most businesses, closing an acquisition is a process fraught with difficulty before, during and after. But for experienced dealmaker Patrick Gallagher, it's how he is building CitySprint into a dominant player in the same-day distribution market.

The Hassle.com team of Tom Nimmo, Alex Depledge and Jules Coleman

The Hassle.com team of Tom Nimmo, Alex Depledge and Jules Coleman

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Business Finance

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