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Ross Williams

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Name: Ross Williams

Age: 33

Company: Global Personals

Turnover: £30m

First job: Christmas-trees salesman

Dream job: A pilot

Car: Aston Martin DBS, Range Rover

Economy, business or first class: I’m 6ft 3 so I do indulge in “princess class” and fly business for long-haul trips.

Most extravagant purchase: I refer you to my cars.

Most played song on iPod: No doubt a Running Trax remix.

Best business book: There’s so many but, for inspiration alone, it’s got to be Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson.

Worst business moment: With a bladder about to explode, I ran to the toilet after my keynote presentation at our annual partner conference, forgetting to take my microphone off and therefore treating the audience to a tsunami soundtrack.

Proudest business moment: Overtaking the perceived market leader, Match.com, earlier this year.

Business mentor: There’s been a few, but Paul Hick [formerly chief executive of Lee Cooper, the jeans company, and a former managing director of Waterford Wedgwood] has been very effective.

Next big thing: Growing into the US. The white-label dating market there is an untapped niche and has massive potential.

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