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Global Personals Ltd ranked in Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA for fourth year

Windsor/London, 05 December: Global Personals Ltd has announced its place in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in EMEA. The illustrious list is compiled based on percentage revenue growth over the last five years. Experiencing growth of almost 600%, this is Global Personals’ fourth consecutive ranking.

Celebrating a decade in business earlier this year, Global Personals Ltd is set to bring home revenues of over £50 million. Committing to the continued enhancement of online dating products by their in-house development and user experience teams, the company is entering new business verticals to monetise their detailed database, approaching 30 million members.

Steve Pammenter, Co-founder and COO of Global Personals, said of the ranking:

Appearing in the Deloitte Fast 500, and also the Deloitte Fast 50, is an honour. We attribute our consistent growth to an upheld dedication to online software innovation, and our commitment to offering our network of over 1,700 partners the best possible service. In our lifetime, we’ve employed over 427 hardworking people – it’s the team who got us where we are today and I am incredibly proud of that.

David Halstead, Deloitte’s partner in charge of the Fast 500 programme, commented:

Making the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA ranking is a testament to the company’s commitment to technology. With its 570.64% growth rate over five years, Global Personals Ltd has proven that its leadership has the vision and determination to grow in difficult conditions.

About Global Personals Ltd

Launched in 2003, Global Personals Ltd is one of the largest privately owned online dating companies worldwide. With annualised revenues approaching £50 million, the company currently employs over 150 full time staff and owns and operates an online dating and bingo portfolio includingJustSingles.com, DatingAgency.com and SmoochBingo.co.uk, whilst its B2B service,WhiteLabelDating.com, offers a platform for brands and individuals to power their own dating sites.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.

The company has received a collection of accolades including fastest growing company in the South East, UK, in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA (2010-2013), highly ranked in The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 (2010-2012) and the European Media Momentum Top 50 (2011- 2013). WhiteLabelDating.com has also won ‘Best Dating Software Provider’ for three consecutive years (2010-2012) at the industry awards, iDate.

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