Global Personals were named in the Future Fifty today and helped to open the London Stock Exchange with David Cameron to mark the occasion.
They did so alongside executives from the second wave of 25 companies included in the Future Fifty programme – given to companies with high-growth potential, predicted to deliver significant impact to the UK economy.
The companies included in the list are innovative technology businesses that cover sectors ranging from e-commerce, to medicine.
The Windsor-based company, who own White Label Dating, were selected by a 17-strong independent advisory panel from Tech City UK.
Ross Williams, co-founder and CEO of Global Personals said: “We’re honoured that Global Personals has been selected to be part of the Future Fifty cohort.
“The business has experienced huge growth in the last year and we look forward to the opportunities and support that the Government and Tech City UK can provide the Future Fifty group.”
David Cameron created Tech City UK three years ago, to help drive growth to London’s tech industry.
The Future Fifty programme was launch in April, to help accelerate the success of high-growth tech businesses, matching them with publicly funded schemes and incentives relevant to the growth of each company.
Other companies named in the Future Fifty were Photobox, Matches Fashion and ChemistDirect.
Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive of London Stock Exchange Group said: “The UK can proudly boast a number of innovative, high-growth companies that are helping to drive the economy forward, and the latest round of companies in Tech City UK’s Future Fifty are testament to this.”
The first 25 companies to join the programme were announced in October.
Of these, five have just returned from the Prime Minister’s trade mission to China.
Joanna Shields, CEO of Tech City UK and Ambassador for Digital Industries, said: “UK Government policies and programmes have already resulted in a record number of new technology companies being started.
“The companies on the Future Fifty programme prove that we have moved beyond a few digital start-ups to nurturing world-class high growth businesses across many sectors — all of which have one thing in common: they are digital at their core and they are powering ahead to generate long term sustainable growth and jobs in the UK.”
For the full lineup of Future Fifty companies go here.