Global Personals - The South East's Fastest Growing Company In Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA

Dec 01, 2010, 05:03 ET from Global Personals Ltd

WINDSOR, England, December 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Personals Ltd ( today announced a triple hit of accolades that illustrates the phenomenal growth that the company has achieved in the seven years it has been operating.

Global Personals Ltd ( is the fastest growing company in the South East (UK) and ranked an impressive 8th place in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50, which is a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology firms in the United Kingdom. The company has also been ranked 19th place in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2010, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in EMEA. The ranking is based on percentage revenue growth over five years and Global Personals 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 including (, ( and (, whilst its B2B service, (, 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 of employees and partners with the company's 4391% revenue growth over the past five years. He said, "This is an awesome achievement for a company that started out in a spare bedroom just seven years ago. It's a credit to our hard working team and network of partners who have put Global Personals firmly on the map in both the online dating and technology sectors".

"Global Personals Ltd has proved itself to be one of the fastest growing tech companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and we are proud to honour them as one of the 2010 Technology Fast 500," said David Halstead, Deloitte United Kingdom and partner in charge of the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA programme.

Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA selection and qualifications The Technology Fast 500 list is compiled from the Deloitte EMEA Technology Fast 50 programmes, nominations submitted directly to the Technology Fast 500, and public company database research. To qualify for the Technology Fast 500, entrants must have had base-year operating revenues of at least EUR50,000 and current-year operating revenues of at least EUR800,000.

Entrants must also be public or private companies headquartered in EMEA and must be a technology company, defined as a company that develops or owns proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenues; or manufactures a technology-related product; or devotes a high percentage of effort to the research and development of technology. Using other companies' technology in a unique way does not qualify.

About Global Personals Ltd ( was established in 2003 and is the most successful privately owned online dating company in Europe. Global Personals owns brands including, and Global Personals also owns which has over 1,400 partners and runs over 5,000 online dating sites across the globe. Global Personals is committed to putting 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 Full resources including logos and high resolution photographs can be obtained from our PR & Media section ( ).

About Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA

The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA is the region's most objective industry-ranking standard to focus on the technology field and recognizes technology companies that have achieved the fastest rates of revenue growth in Europe, the Middle East and Africa during the past five years. Combining technological innovation, entrepreneurship and rapid growth, Fast 500 companies - large, small, public and private - span a variety of industry sectors, and are leaders in hardware, software, telecom, semiconductors, internet, media, life sciences and emerging areas, such as clean technology.

The programme is supported by the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 initiatives, which rank high growth technology companies by location or specifically defined geographic area and is run by the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited's Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) global industry group. Co-sponsors include 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.

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