If you have ever dabbled in online dating, you may have used a site owned by Steve Pammenter and Ross Williams. Their Windsor firm, founded in 2003, has created more than 6,000 dating sites for 1,400 brands in the English-speaking world, including FHM, Cosmopolitan, Jongleurs, The Independent and many regional radio stations. The firm also markets its own niche sites for Christians, black people and mature singles. It says its busy staff monitor the 14,000 new profiles registered each day. Sales grew 98% a year, from £1.8m in 2007 to £13.7m in 2010.

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Company details
Year2011
Rank28
CompanyGlobal Personals
ActivityOnline dating service provider
LocationWindsor
Annual sales rise over 3 years98.41%
Latest sales £000s13,693
Staff77
Founded2003
Websitewww.globalpersonals.co.uk

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