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Online dating firm ranked as 8th fastest growing UK tech business

Andrew Summersgill

by Andrew Summersgill
Wednesday, 1st December 2010

Dating technology company Global Personals Ltd has been recently awarded a two prestigious accolades highlighting the extraordinary growth that the company has achieved in the seven years it has been operating.

Established in 2003 by Ross Williams, Global Personals is now one of the largest privately owned online dating companies in Europe. Employing over 70 full time staff at its Windsor HQ the company owns and operates its own online dating sites such as and In addition to this the company powers the online dating technology for media owners check has Magic FM, FHM magazine and Dating Trail Online.

Over five years and Global Personals grew 4391%

Global Personals was ranked in 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 rate. Over five years and Global Personals grew 4391% during this period.

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.

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.

Dating Trail would like to heartily congratulate the Global Personals team for this very impressive achievement and wish them more success in the future.

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As Managing Director of London's premier speed dating firm Original Dating, Andrew has huge experience of the dating scene and has been helping people meet since 2002. Andrew co-founded Dating Trail in 2008 and is a driving force behind this website.

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