Search Laboratory Ranked Amongst the Fastest Growing Technology Companies in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2012

Search Laboratory Attributes its 380% Percent Revenue Growth to Great Staff and its Scientific Approach to Search Marketing

Search Laboratory recently announced that it ranked number 388 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2012 list, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in EMEA. Rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over five years and Search Laboratory grew 380 percent during this period.

Search Laboratory’s CEO, Ian Harris credits the company’s scientific, ethical and consumer-centric approach and its experience in competitive sectors such as luxury fashion, travel and high-tech B2B as its reasons for achieving 380% revenue growth over the past five years. High demand for its services has allowed Search Laboratory to grow headcount from 7 to 132 in the same period. Ian Harris commented; “Our approach to search marketing is transparent, auditable and results-driven. Clients like this scientific approach because it means they know what they are getting for their spend and can see tangible results from the service we provide.”

"Making the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 is commendable in today’s highly competitive technology industry," said David Halstead, Deloitte United Kingdom, partner in charge of the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA programme. "We congratulate Search Laboratory on being one of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in the region."

The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 focuses on technology businesses and Search Laboratory’s bespoke PPC (Pay-Per-Click) bid management software BidLab™ is at the heart of its paid search offering. Its clients, who range in size from SME’s to multinational household brands benefit from BidLab’s ability to drive greater returns from paid advertising on the search engines like Google.

“Search Laboratory and the other 2012 Technology Fast 500 winners forged ahead in a challenging economic environment to realise exceptional growth,” said David Halstead. "We commend Search Laboratory for this impressive accomplishment. Achieving sustained revenue growth of 380% over five years is a tremendous achievement.”

About Search Laboratory
Search Laboratory ( is a global leader in search marketing, specialising in analytics, English and multilingual search engine optimisation (SEO) and pay per click (PPC) campaign and bid management. 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 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. Best Companies, the programme coordinator, awarded it three star status, the highest possible level of accreditation.

About Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ EMEA
The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA programme is the region’s most objective industry-ranking to focus on the technology field, recognizing technology companies that have achieved the fastest rates of revenue growth in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) during the past five years. Combining technological innovation, entrepreneurship and rapid growth, Fast 500 companies – large, small, public and private – span a variety of industry sectors, and are leaders in hardware, software, telecom, semiconductors, internet, media, life sciences and emerging areas, such as clean technology.

The programme is supported by the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 initiatives, which rank high growth technology companies by location or specifically defined geographic area and is run by the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) global industry group. Co-sponsors include Taylor Wessing, a leading International law firm with a focus on the industries of tomorrow, and Fidelity Growth Partners Europe, a venture and growth capital investor which backs entrepreneurs with aspiration for greatness in the IT and clean technology sectors across Europe.

More information on the programme and prior year winners is available on

Published on: 6:20PM on 20th December 2012