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Ross Williams

Young Gun "Golden Gun" 2014, IoD Young Director of the Year 2014, E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year 2013

Location
Windsor, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Industry
Internet
Current
  1. Global Personals
Education
  1. University of Plymouth
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Global Personals

Global Personals

Founder and CEO

– Present

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Background

Summary

Multi-award winning serial entrepreneur - founder of Global Personals, Europe's largest privately-owned online dating business with annualised revenues in excess of £50million/year.

Honors & Awards

Young Gun "Golden Gun" 2014
IoD Young Director of the Year (2014)
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (2013)
Great British E-Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year (2013)
Growing Business Young Gun (2011)
Young Entrepreneur of the Year (2006)

Awards for my company:

Digital Business of the Year – Digital Entrepreneur Awards 2010
Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50, 2010, 2011
Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA, 2010, 2011, 2012
The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100, 2010, 2011, 2012
Best Software Provider – iDate Awards 2010, 2011, 2012
Best Affiliate Program – iDate Awards 2011
Finalist in National Business Awards 2011
European Media Momentum Top 50, 2011, 2012, 2013
One to Watch in The Sunday Times Best Companies 2011, 2012, 2013
Finalist in Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award 2013
The Sunday Times Profit Track 100 2013
The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 2013

Experience

Founder and CEO

Global Personals
– Present (11 years 3 months)

As founder and CEO of Global Personals, Ross Williams is at the heart of the business. Having founded his first agency while at university in 1997, he decided to take the next step forward and, with nothing more than a credit card, set up Global Personals with Steve Pammenter in 2003.

His decision soon paid off. In less than a decade, Global Personals has become one of the world’s leading dating and social discovery companies. Ross has been shortlisted for Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006, selected for Top 10 To Watch in 2007 and has been nominated in two categories in the Fast Growth Business Awards in 2008. In 2011, Ross was crowned “Young Gun” in the Growing Business awards.

Outside of work, Ross is a fully qualified pilot, car enthusiast, dog lover, and mentor to young entrepreneurs across Britain and the globe, speaking regularly and giving advice based on his first-hand experience of the digital world.

Education

Reading Blue Coat School

Courses

University of Plymouth

  • Psychology and French

Languages

  1. French

Skills

  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Web Strategy
  • Entrepreneur
  • Leadership
  • Online Dating
  • Dating
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Web Development
  • Web Design
  • ecommerce
  • Small Business Online...
  • E-commerce
  • Strategy
  • Email Marketing
  • Online Advertising
  • Online Marketing
  • Digital Media
  • Digital Strategy
  • User Experience
  • Digital Marketing
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Management
  • Web Analytics
  • Mobile Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Online Lead Generation
  • SEO
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Start-ups
  • SEM
  • Conversion Optimization
  • Google Adwords
  • Mobile Applications
  • Google Analytics
  • Web Project Management
  • Account Management
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