The DivorceSupermarket.com website is owned and operated by Web Communities Limited.
Web Communities - An Overview
What is Web Communities?
Web Communities is a social enterprise. Unlike typical commercial organisations, we measure our success by the positive social impact of our projects, rather than maximising profits for shareholders.
What does the company do?
We create online communities to improve access to information, support and services for people whose needs are not fully met by existing support organisations.
Our pilot project, Wikivorce, is the fastest growing divorce support community in the world, with 50,000 members registering in a little over 2 years.
What is the ownership structure?
Web Communities is an independent, UK registered, limited liability company. Registered company number: 06460257
It is not part of any larger company or group. There are no law firms which hold any equity shares in Web Communities.
How is the company financed?
To date the company and website development have been 100% privately financed. We would welcome approaches from socially responsible investors to provide funding for our next phase of growth.
When was it founded?
The company was incorporated in December 2007
Where is the company located?
Registered company and mailing address: 145-157 St John Street
London EC1V 4PY
Who manages the company?
Wikivorce is an online social community, managed by a team of dedicated volunteers.
Ian Rispin, the founder and managing director of Web Communities, is a social entrepreneur who believes in the power of the internet in general, and of online support communities in particular, to deliver improved and more cost effective support services.
For the last 10 years Ian has been at the forefront of the eCommerce revolution in the travel industry. As a Senior Management Consultant at Accenture, he provided strategic business and technology advice to companies such as British Airways, Thomas Cook and American Express. Later, as a Director for Cendant TDS, he led the strategic acquisition and integration of their online hotel booking business in international markets.
In early 2007, whilst in the midst of a difficult divorce, it became apparent to Ian that there was a tremendous opportunity to improve the availability of information, advice and services to people facing divorce.
This led Ian to found his first 'web community', namely Wikivorce - an online community for people going through divorce or separation.
August 2009 saw the launch of Wikizine, the most read online divorce magazine.