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Global Personals Ltd Ranked In The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100

Windsor, UK – 15 December 2011 – Global Personals Ltd has been ranked 28th place in the prestigious Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100, one of a small number of companies to be placed for the second year running.

The league table has become the definitive barometer of private company growth and features a host of well-known brands including Cath Kidston, Ella’s Kitchen, Jack Wills, Joules and Patisserie Valerie; plus many emerging companies in a range of industries.

Launched in 2003, Global Personals Ltd is one of the largest privately owned online dating companies worldwide. Currently employing over 100 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.

Ross Williams, CEO and co-founder of Global Personals, comments:

Starting the company eight years ago from a spare bedroom and with no outside backing or funding, it’s an amazing achievement and true testament to our great team of employees and hard-working network of partners who run over 6,500 sites globally on our WhiteLabelDating.com platform. We are now the fastest growing online dating company in EMEA and have lots of exciting developments for the next 12 months.”

Sir Richard Branson of Virgin, which has been the title sponsor of the league table for all 15 years, commented: “2011 has been another challenging year for the UK in political and economic terms. Business has faced another tough year with uncertainty over the Euro and low economic growth. Against this economic background the strong performance of the Fast Track 100 companies is to be especially applauded.”

Global Personals will be joining Richard Branson at his home in Kidlington, Oxfordshire, on Tuesday 15 May 2012 for the 15th annual Fast Track 100 national awards dinner.

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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 100 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 and the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA, won Digital Business Of The Year 2010, highly ranked in The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 (2010, 2011) 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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