Windsor, UK, 26th October 2010 — Global Personals Ltd today announced that it ranked Number 8 in the 2010 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. Global Personals Ltd grew 4391 percent during this period.
Launched in 2003, Global Personals Ltd is one of the largest privately owned online dating companies in Europe. Currently employing over 70 full time staff, the company owns and operates its own online dating sites Singles365.com, DatingAgency.com and FlirtFix.com, whilst its B2B service, WhiteLabelDating.com, offers a platform for brands and individuals to power their own dating sites that currently includes FHM, Cosmopolitan, Magic FM and PlentyMoreFish as platform users.
Global Personals' CEO, Ross Williams, credits his hard working team and partners for the company’s revenue growth over the past five years. He said, "this is a fantastic achievement for the company. A big part of our success is down to the determination and skill of our WhiteLabelDating.com partners who have helped us grow so quickly along with our own-brand sites such as Singles365.com. It really does illustrate how much hard work our team puts into the business alongside our partners to make us a leading name in the online dating and technology sectors".
David Halstead, Partner leading the Deloitte Technology Fast 50, said: “The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 gives great profile to technology companies and is internationally recognised as being one of the most important business awards in the sector. In spite of the challenging financial market conditions, the 2010 Deloitte Fast 50 shows that tremendous growth rates are still possible, with the mobile technology and software sectors showing particular strength”.
“The Technology Fast 50 awards are an opportunity for businesses to gain recognition for their successes and achievements over the previous 12 months. Successful companies have overcome many challenges to grow their businesses, and maintaining their growth will rely on attracting and retaining the most able staff.”
“Because the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 measures sustained revenue growth over five years, being one of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the UK is an impressive achievement," said Deloitte Technology partner Rob Knight for the South East. Global Personals Ltd deserves a lot of credit for its remarkable growth."
To read Deloitte’s case study on Global Personals, click here.
To read the full winners list of 2010, visit the Deloitte website.
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UK Deloitte Technology Fast 50
The UK Deloitte Technology Fast 50 initiative ranks UK high growth technology companies based on percentage growth in stated revenue over five years. The programme is sponsored by Taylor Wessing, a leading International law firm with a focus on the industries of tomorrow, and Fidelity Growth Partners Europe, a venture and growth capital investor which backs entrepreneur with aspiration for greatness in the IT and clean technology sectors across Europe. Frequently asked questions and details of the winning companies, including breakdowns by industry sector and ranking, will be available on www.deloitte.co.uk/fast50.