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

By Global Personals Ltd, PRNE
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

WINDSOR, England, December 1, 2010 - 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

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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