Windsor / London, 30 May 2014: Global Personals Ltd, one of the largest privately owned online dating and digital media companies in Europe, has been ranked for the fourth consecutive year in the 11th annual Media Momentum Top 50, moving up five places from last year to #31.
The list recognises companies with the fastest growing revenue in the European digital economy, hosted by investment bank, GP Bullhound. Global Personals Ltd also ranked fourth in a separate category, ‘Fastest Revenue Grower of the Year, Larger Company’.
Hosted in Paris, the GP Bullhound Summit, which is attended by a select group of 100 CEOs and entrepreneurs from some of Europe’s most interesting digital companies coincides with the Media Momentum Awards. The top 50 has become the definitive league table for Europe’s fastest-growing digital companies. This year’s list profiled companies such as Just Eat, Zoopla and Switch Concepts; each business is ranked based on their annual revenue growth rate for the last three years. In this period, Global Personals Ltd experienced a +124% increase in revenue.
Global Personals Ltd is one of few companies to hold a place in the Media Momentum Top 50 for four consecutive years. Ross Williams, co-founder and CEO of Global Personals Ltd, commented:
It’s fantastic that Global Personals Ltd has achieved such a strong placement in the Media Momentum Top 50. It’s an honour to be recognised among such an impressive list of digital companies. To move up five places since our last ranking is testament to our hard-working team and network of 1,700 international partners; it’s proof of just how much you can achieve in a year. Being ranked fourth in the ‘Fastest Revenue Grower, Larger Company’ category is the icing on the cake for us; it really encapsulates the progress we’ve made during our ten years in business.
Manish Madhvani, Managing Partner at GP Bullhound and Media Momentum judge said:
We are seeing a fundamental shift in the size and quality of technology companies in Europe. True global leaders and companies being valued at more than one billion dollars are now common events.
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Launched in 2003, Global Personals Ltd is one of the largest privately owned digital media companies worldwide. With annualised revenues approaching £50 million, the company currently employs over 170 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, White Label Dating®, offers a platform for brands and individuals to power their own dating sites. White Label Dating provide 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 Tech City UK’s Future Fifty, 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 HSBC International Track 200 (2013) Profit Track 100 (2012-2014) and European Media Momentum Top 50 (2011- 2014). WhiteLabelDating.com has also won ‘Best Dating Software Provider’ for three consecutive years (2010-2012) at industry awards, iDate.
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