WINDSOR and LONDON, England, December 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Global Personals Ltd, one of the world's largest privately owned online dating and digital media companies, has picked up three prestigious awards in less than a week.
The company, who yesterday opened a new London office in Covent Garden to house their ever-growing team of engineers, has been recognised among the UK's E-commerce and technology elite. Global Personals Ltd secured a place in the Tech City UK's Future Fifty, ranked in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA and are finalists for four iDate Awards, including Best Software Provider.
Celebrating a decade in business earlier this year, Global Personals Ltd is set to bring home annualised revenues of over £50 million. Committing to the continued investment in the architecture of online dating products built by in-house specialists, the company's accelerated expansion has also moved into new verticals to monetise their valuable database, approaching 30 million members, in the last year.
Recognised as a company with high-growth potential set to deliver significant economic impact to the UK, Global Personals were among the second wave of entrants to the Tech City UK's Future Fifty; a programme delivering public and private sector support to fast-track commercial expansion.
The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA is an illustrious list ranking of the top 500 technology companies in EMEA, compiled from percentage revenue growth over the last five years. This is the fourth consecutive year that Global Personals had made the list.
Voted by the public, the iDate Awards highlight the best and most innovative aspects of the online dating and matchmaking industries. Across their commercial and B2B portfolios, Global Personals have been nominated for four iDate awards.
Ross Williams, CEO and Co-founder of Global Personals Ltd was also the recipient of the Great British Entrepreneur Award for E-commerce, as well as being crowned an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year winner, this quarter. Of the awards, Ross Williams said:
"The number of awards that we've picked up this season is a testament to the dedication of the fantastic team that we have here at Global Personals and the hard work they put into offering the very best possible experience to both our consumers and our partners. We look forward to unveiling some exciting projects in the New Year set to have a high and positive impact on the future of our business."
About Global Personals Ltd
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 150 full time staff and owns and operates an online dating and gaming portfolio including JustSingles.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. WhiteLabelDating.com provides the dating software, membership database, payment processing, customer support, hosting infrastructure and 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 (2010-2013), highly ranked in The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 (2010-2012) and European Media Momentum Top 50 (2011- 2013). WhiteLabelDating.com has also won 'Best Dating Software Provider' for three consecutive years (2010-2012) at industry awards, iDate.
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