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We are going to look at what can only be described as one of the fastest growing websites in the UK  Gumtree, started in March 2000 at the height of the bubble by Simon Crookall and Michael Pennington.

There idea was a simple one, to set up a classified ads website for Aussies, Kiwis and South Africans arriving in to the UK and in particular London, they were advertising bits of furniture places to stay and jobs of course to pay for it all.

15 Years later Gumtree is the largest classified add’s site in the UK with more than 1 million items being listed every day and over 10 million visitors per month, more than 50% of whom visit using iOS and android apps which Gumtree provide.

Getting in touch with the guys and girls at Gumtree could not be easier via Facebook, Twitter and there live chat service, here is a link to these services,

One of the most successful parts of the website is the Gumtree Cars section, with over 158,000 cars to choose from, they range from humble runaround to £139,950.  Ferrari 458 4.5 Italia and everything in between.

We love a success story at and this one looks like its set to run and run.



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