Digital Dating Company Global Personals Ltd Ranked In The Sunday Times Fast Track 100

Dec 13, 2010, 12:02 ET from Global Personals

WINDSOR, England, December 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Personals Ltd (http://globalpersonals.co.uk/) has been ranked 13th place in The Sunday Times Fast Track 100. Now in its 14th year, the league table has become the definitive barometer of private company growth.

Launched in 2003, Global Personals Ltd (http://globalpersonals.co.uk/) is one of the largest privately owned online dating companies in Europe. Currently employing over 85 full time staff, the company owns and operates its own online dating sites including Singles365.com ( http://www.singles365.com/), DatingAgency.com (http://www.datingagency.com/) and Flirtfix.com (http://www.flirtfix.com/), whilst its B2B service, WhiteLabelDating.com (http://www.whitelabeldating.com/), offers a platform for brands and individuals to power their own dating sites that currently includes FHM (http://singlegirls.fhm.com/), Cosmopolitan ( http://www.cosmopolitan.co.uk/cosmo-dating/special/), Magic FM (http://www.magicdating.co.uk/) and PlentyMoreFish ( http://www.plentymorefish.com/uk_dating/) platform users.

Global Personals (http://globalpersonals.co.uk/) has recently received a host of accolades. It was named the fastest growing company in the South East (UK), ranked 8th place in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50, placed 19th position in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA and won Digital Business Of The Year 2010 at Digital Entrepreneur Awards.

Ross Williams, CEO and co-founder, said: "Over the past seven years since Global Personals began, the online dating landscape has significantly changed and the company has grown into a strong network of employees and partners. Being recognized by The Sunday Times Fast Track 100 is a great achievement and is a real testament to the hard work of our partners and employees."

Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin, which has sponsored the league table for all 14 years, commented: "2010 has been a year of much change for the UK in political and economic terms. Business has weathered a couple of the toughest years I can remember, but we are starting to see some pickup in key sectors. Against this economic background the strong performance of the Fast Track 100 companies is to be especially applauded."

The Fast Track 100 league table is compiled by Fast Track, the UK's leading face-to-face networking events and research company which focuses on top-performing private companies and entrepreneurs. Additional sponsorship was provided by BDO, Microsoft and Royal Mail.

The full findings were published in a special 10-page supplement, with the business section of The Sunday Times on 5 December and on http://www.fasttrack.co.uk.

About GlobalPersonals.co.uk

GlobalPersonals.co.uk (http://globalpersonals.co.uk/) was established in 2003 and is the most successful privately owned online dating company in Europe. Global Personals owns brands including Singles365.com ( http://www.singles365.com/), DatingAgency.com (http://www.datingagency.com/) and FlirtFix.com (http://www.flirtfix.com/). Global Personals also owns WhiteLabelDating.com (http://www.whitelabeldating.com/) which has over 1,400 partners and runs over 5,000 online dating sites across the globe. Global Personals is committed to putting the customer at the heart of everything they do. They have a 20-strong Customer Care and Moderation Team based in their UK office and develop all technology in-house to meet customer needs. For more information, please visit http://www.GlobalPersonals.co.uk. Full resources including logos and high resolution photographs can be obtained from our PR & Media section (http://globalpersonals.co.uk/pr-media).

About Fast Track 100

Fast Track has published league tables of private companies with The Sunday Times for the past 14 years, and its invitation-only events provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs to network and meet its sponsors. The company was founded and is run by Dr Hamish Stevenson, who holds an associate fellowship at Green Templeton College, Oxford University.

Contact: Louisa Page, Global Personals Limited, +44(0)1753-271280, email: lpage@globalpersonals.co.uk

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