Windsor/London, 27 February 2015: Global Personals Ltd, Europe’s largest privately-owned online dating and digital media company, has ranked in City A.M.’s Leap 100, the company announced today. The independently-compiled list recognises the 100 most exciting and fastest-growing UK companies based on recent revenues.
City A.M. and Mishcon de Reya were joined by experts from The Supper Club, Seven Hills and The Entrepreneurs Network in assembling the inaugural Leap 100 list. The firms included were chosen based on a recent history of rapid revenue growth and demonstrable ambition for more. These firms also had a proven track record of success, shown commitment to innovation, achieved brand recognition and successfully expanded into new markets.
Global Personals Ltd were one of just two online dating companies to make the list, accompanied by Lovestruck.com, as well as number of established e-commerce brands including Made.com, Graze.com and Skimlinks.
Providing online dating and social networking services for over 40 million consumers worldwide, Global Personals Ltd achieves annualised revenues of £50 million and operates across all major English-speaking territories. Currently focusing on portfolio growth and expansion in the USA, the company has seen strong international growth over the last two years.
CEO and founder of Global Personals Ltd, Ross Williams said of the win:
It’s a privilege to have been included in the City A.M. Leap 100 alongside so many of Global Personals Ltd’s highly-respected peers. It’s encouraging to see so many of the UK’s digital businesses featured in the list; our collective accelerated growth is a true testament to the power of digital in driving the UK’s economy forward.
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Launched in 2003, Global Personals Ltd is one of the fastest-growing privately owned digital media companies in Europe. With annualised revenues of £50 million, the company currently employs over 160 full time staff and owns and operates an online dating portfolio including JustSingles.com, DatingAgency.com and Smooch.com, while B2B service, White Label Dating®, offers brands and individuals the ability to power their own dating sites. White Label Dating provide the dating software, membership database, payment processing, customer support, hosting infrastructure and more.
Global Personals Ltd is part of Tech City UK’s Future Fifty programme and was named as a ‘Company to Inspire Britain’ delivering significant impact to the UK economy by the London Stock Exchange Group in 2013. The company has also received a collection of additional accolades including fastest growing company in the South East, UK, in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA (2010-2013), The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 (2013-2014) and European Media Momentum Top 50 (2011- 2014).
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