Leeds-based Search Laboratory has been announced as a finalist in the Santander Small to Medium Sized Business of the Year category of the National Business Awards.
Search Laboratory is a global leader in search engine marketing, specialising in English and multilingual search engine optimisation (SEO), pay-per-click (PPC) campaign and bid management, analytics and conversion optimisation.
Its customers span many sectors, from fashion and retail to telecoms and technology. The company has more than 150 clients located in 18 countries worldwide.
Search Laboratory’s key differentiators are its multilingual services, which are delivered by a team comprised exclusively of first language linguists; a mathematical and technical approach that’s led to the development of several bespoke proprietary software tools; and a consumer-centric ethos to make the internet a better place for users.
Stephen Dury, Managing Director of SME Markets at Santander Corporate & Commercial and shortlist panel member, said:
“Search Laboratory continues to deliver standout growth in their sector.
“Their commitment to innovation, first class client service and investment in their people has helped the team at Search Laboratory to deepen relationships with existing clients and acquire many new leading brand customers on an international stage.
“Search Laboratory is extremely well placed for future years to build on their excellent growth to date and remain an example to others on how to approach employee development and engagement.”
This year’s shortlisted businesses have a collective global turnover of more than £341 billion, covering activities as diverse as telecoms, construction, entertainment, publishing and manufacturing.
One fifth of the finalists turnover more than £1 billion annually – with the lowest turnover peaking at £30k and highest reaching £55 billion.
They represent regions from all over Britain including London, Exeter, Glasgow and Cardiff.