Global Personals- Fastest Growing Company in South East for Second Year Running


– 2011 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 announced –

Windsor, UK, 19 October 2011- Global Personals Ltd today announced that it has become the South East regional winner in the 2011 Deloitte Technology Fast 50, a ranking of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the UK. Rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over five years and the company grew 1371% during this period. Global Personals Ltd also ranked 17th place in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50, two places ahead of their publicly-traded competitor Cupid PLC.

Launched in 2003, Global Personals Ltd is the largest privately owned online dating company worldwide. Currently employing over 95 full time staff, the company owns and operates its own online dating site portfolio and also runs B2B service, WhiteLabelDating.com, that offers a platform for brands and individuals to power their own dating sites that currently includes The Independent, Cosmopolitan, Bauer Media and PlentyMoreFish as partners.

Global Personals’ CEO, Ross Williams, credits his hard working team and vast network of 1600 partners who run over 6000 sites globally through the WhiteLabelDating.com platform. He comments, “This is a great achievement for a company that started out with no private funding or backing. Eight years ago, the banks thought online dating was a fad, but with the tremendous hard work from our team and partners, we have already overtaken competitors in many of our markets in terms of revenues.”

David Halstead, Partner leading the Deloitte Technology Fast 50, said:

“The Technology Fast 50 awards are an opportunity for businesses to gain recognition for their successes and achievements over the last five years. This year’s ranking highlights the importance of finding a niche product or service to beat the recession. We commend Global Personals for being the fastest growing technology company in the South East with a phenomenal 1371% growth rate over five years.”

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About Global Personals:

Launched in 2003, Global Personals Ltd is the largest privately owned online dating company worldwide. Currently employing over 95 full time staff, the company owns and operates its own online dating site portfolio and a B2B service, WhiteLabelDating.com, that offers a platform for brands and individuals to power their own dating sites that currently includes The Independent, Cosmopolitan, Bauer Media and PlentyMoreFish as partners. WhiteLabelDating.com provides the dating software, membership database, payment processing, customer support, hosting infrastructure and much more. You provide your brand, website design and marketing and we do the rest.

Global Personals has received a collection of accolades including fastest growing company in the South East, UK, in the 2011 and 2010 Deloitte Fast 50, ranked 19th in Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA, won Digital Business Of The Year 2010 and highly ranked in both The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 and the European Media Momentum Top 50, 2011. WhiteLabelDating.com has also won ‘Best Software Provider’ and ‘Best Affiliate Program’ at the 2011 industry awards, iDate.

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