- One of the world’s largest online dating companies picks up third award in two weeks -
Windsor/London, 8 July, 2013: Global Personals Ltd, the parent company of WhiteLabelDating.com, has ranked 13th in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200. The league table recognises Britain’s mid-market companies with the fastest growing international sales, based on the last two years of audited accounts.
Founded in 2003, Global Personals Ltd is one of the world’s largest privately owned online dating and social discovery companies, and was the only online dating company to feature in the International Track 200. At number 13, the company ranked above a number of other well-established brands such as Wiggle, Bet365, Cath Kidston, Specsavers, Tyrrells and Doctor Martens.
With annualised revenues approaching £50 million, Global Personals Ltd operate in seven English speaking territories across the globe, including the USA and Australia.
The International Track 200 placement is the company’s third award win in as many weeks. CEO and Co-founder, Ross Williams was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award winner, whilst Global Personals Ltd achieved recognition among the top 6% of Britain’s fastest-growing businesses in Accelerate 250.
Multiple winners of The Sunday Times awards series, Global Personals Ltd are one of few companies to place in The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track three years in a row; the company also placed 40th in the 2013 Sunday Times Profit Track.
Global Personals Ltd CEO Ross Williams commented:
Winning three such prestigious awards in this short period of time is a fantastic achievement for Global Personals and I am exceptionally proud of the whole team who continue to drive our company forward at such a rapid pace. It is their hard work, determination and expertise in their respective fields that defends our position as one of the UK’s most successful web businesses.
Dan Howlett, Head of Corporate Banking at HSBC said:
It should be a massive boost to confidence to see so many dynamic privately-owned British companies – including many which HSBC has helped to support – making such a positive contribution to the UK economy, despite continued tough trading conditions.
About Global Personals
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 140 full time staff and owns and operates an online dating and bingo portfolio including Singles365.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 that currently includes The Independent and Dennis Publishing 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.
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 (2010-2012), 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.