Two new senior hires at Search Laboratory - Nick Baldwin (left) and Gwilym Thomas (right)
Search Laboratory has strengthened its team with two new senior hires. Nick Baldwin replaces Chris Attewell as Head of Sales and Gwilym Thomas joins the team as Senior PPC Account Manager.

Digital Marketing Agency set for growth with two new senior hires

Leeds based digital agency, Search Laboratory, has strengthened its team with two new senior hires due to continued growth. Nick Baldwin replaces Chris Attewell - who became CEO in December - as Head of Sales and Gwilym Thomas joins the team as Senior PPC Account Manager.

The two new hires form part of the 150 strong team of employees across the Leeds and New York offices. Nick Baldwin, the new Head of Sales, joins the team from TenthAvenue and has vast experience in retail as Head of Media Sales at Morrisons – a specialist sector for Search Laboratory.

Nick comments; “Search Laboratory is a powerhouse in Leeds, representing the whole of Yorkshire with its fantastic work across multiple global brands. I have big shoes to fill with my predecessor now CEO, but it is an honour and I am excited at this opportunity to help deliver great integrated digital services to brands across the world.

“As a certified Google Analytics 360 Sales Partner, our analytics and data-driven expertise runs throughout all our services. We work with some of the world’s leading brands on their national and international digital marketing campaigns and it is an exciting time to be involved in the company.”

Gwilym Thomas, who joins as a Senior PPC Account Manager, previously worked at Search Laboratory earlier in his career. Gwilym comments, “Re-joining Search Laboratory after working client-side is like coming home. I learnt a lot of my craft at this agency and it is great to be back and see some old and new faces.” Gwilym will be managing a number of Search Laboratory’s largest PPC accounts as the agency continues to work with large household name brands across their digital marketing channels.

The growth has been accredited to the company’s innovative approach to integrated services and its new Google Marketing Platform Sales Partner status.

Chris Attewell, Search Laboratory’s CEO, said: “The business has grown from strength to strength over the past 14 years, and it is a testament to our team that we are in a position to continue growing at such a rapid pace.

“I am delighted to welcome Nick and Gwilym to the team and look forward to the role they will play in moving our business forward.”

Search Laboratory has been named in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Small Companies To Work For list seven out of the last eight years, due to its investment in staff training, wellbeing and focus on making the company an enjoyable place to work.

Priding their service offering on innovative, agile and holistic digital marketing, including analytics and data science, SEO, PPC, social media and programmatic display, the agency is widely recognised as the digital leader in the North being one of only a handful of UK-headquartered agencies to be a Google Analytics 360 Sales Partner.

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