In support of continued company growth and a significant recruitment drive that will fill an estimated 30 new jobs before 2013, search marketing specialist, Search Laboratory, [] today announces the opening of a second Leeds-based office.

Situated in the Chapel Allerton area of the city, the new premises provides the company with capacity for a total of 140 employees across both its Leeds-based sites.

Throughout its current financial year, Search Laboratory has continued to expand its operations in response to increased demand for its search marketing services and remains on track to hit its profit target for 2011/12 (ending 31st October), which is expected to represent a 60% increase from 2010/11.

Ian Harris, CEO at Search Laboratory, comments: “Recruitment remains the biggest challenge to our growth so we are constantly seeking new talent. Sourcing the right people is key to our continued success. Client retention and development are vital to our business and can only be achieved if we hire appropriately and deliver an outstanding service. In the last three years we have increased headcount from seven to 85, recruiting bright people from a diverse range of disciplines, such as maths, journalism, foreign languages and digital marketing. The opening of our second office will ensure we are able to continue to expand without being constrained by our current Moortown premises.

“Job creation is a really big deal for us,” adds Harris. “With poor economic performance affecting so many young people in the region, we remain intent on supporting the job market in Yorkshire. Staff engagement remains central to our philosophy and we aim to maintain a culture of satisfaction, ambition and achievement throughout the company. These values led us to be named the UK’s 10th best SME employer in ‘The Sunday Times Top 100 Small to Medium Enterprise Companies to Work For 2012’, of which we are very proud.”

Both sites will deliver the full range of Search Laboratory’s online search marketing offering, including pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, search engine optimisation (SEO) and international multilingual campaigns.

About Search Laboratory
Search Laboratory ( is a global leader in search marketing, specialising in English and multilingual search engine optimisation (SEO), pay per click (PPC) campaign and bid management and analytics. It has a customer centric ethos to campaign planning and delivers tangible, revenue driven results, based on scientific rigour and a deep understanding of language structure, colloquialism and customer buying habits. Founded in 2005, Search Laboratory is today widely recognised in its field for its technical ability. BidLab™, the company’s proprietary PPC bid management software is used to drive greater PPC returns for a range of multinational clients around the world.

In February 2012, Search Laboratory was named the UK’s 10th best employer in The Sunday Times Top 100 Small to Medium Enterprise Companies to Work For 2012, Best Companies, the programme coordinator, awarded it three star status, the highest possible level of accreditation.

Published on: 8:36AM on 17th September 2012