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Global Personals – Fastest Growing Online Dating Company in EMEA

- 2011 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA announced -

Global Personals Ltd today announces that it is the fastest growing online dating company in EMEA following on from a triple hit of accolades in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 UK and Fast 500 EMEA 2011.

For the second year running, Global Personals has been awarded the fastest growing company in the South East (UK) in the 2011 Deloitte Technology Fast 50, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the UK. Global Personals also ranked 17th place in the 2011 UK Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and ranked number 101 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2011, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in EMEA. Rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over five years and the company grew 1371% during this period.

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 sites including Singles365.com and DatingAgency.com, whilst its B2B service, WhiteLabelDating.com, 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 partners with the company’s 1371% revenue growth over the past five years. He comments, “This is a phenomenal achievement for a company that started out only eight years ago, with no outside funding or backing, in today’s highly competitive technology industry and challenging economic climate. With the hard work and determination from both our employees and 1,600 partners who run over 6,500 sites globally on the WhiteLabelDating.com platform, we are now the fastest growing online dating company in EMEA.”

David Halstead, partner in charge of the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA, said: “Because Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA measures sustained revenue growth over five years, being one of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in EMEA is an impressive achievement. Global Personals deserves a lot of credit for its remarkable growth.”

Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA selection and qualifications:

The Technology Fast 500 list is compiled from the Deloitte EMEA Technology Fast 50 programmes, nominations submitted directly to the Technology Fast 500, and public company database research. To qualify for the Technology Fast 500, entrants must have had base-year operating revenues of at least €50,000 and current-year operating revenues of at least €800,000.

Entrants must also be public or private companies headquartered in EMEA and must be a “technology company,” defined as a company that develops or owns proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company’s operating revenues; or manufactures a technology-related product; or devotes a high percentage of effort to the research and development of technology. Using other companies’ technology in a unique way does not qualify.

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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 sites including Singles365.com, DatingAgency.com and JustSingleParents.com, whilst its B2B service, WhiteLabelDating.com, offers a platform for brands and individuals to power their own dating sites that currently includes The Independent, Cosmopolitan, Bauer Media and Plenty More Fish 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.

PR Contact:

Louisa Page

Tel: +44 (0)1753 271280

Email:press@globalpersonals.co.uk


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