A Very Merry Masquerade Christmas from Search Laboratory

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2012 has been another fantastic year for Search Laboratory. Our continued growth has seen us expand into a second Leeds based office as we continue to recruit highly skilled new team members. After everyone's continued hard work throughout the year, it was finally time for us to let our hair down at the company Christmas Party...

The Mansion House in Roundhay Park played host to our party last Friday 7th December. Due to the beautiful style of the venue our party organiser decided to create a Masquerade Black Tie theme for the evening. There were some interesting interpretations of this theme and some fabulous masks and colours worn. Here are some photos from the evenings festivities:

The Awards

All Search Laboratory staff were invited to vote anonymously for the winners of the following award categories:

  • Most Inspirational Award
  • Extra Mile Award
  • Respect Award
  • Helping Others Award
  • PPC 'Top Dog' Award
  • SEO 'Top Dog' Award
  • Most Valuable Employee Award

From left to right: Ian Harris, CEO (Most Inspirational Award), Nicola Winters, Senior Off-Page SEO Executive (Helping Others Award), Freia Muehlenbein, Off-Page SEO Manager (SEO 'Top Dog' & Most Valuable Employee Award), Sasha Hanau, Marketing Manager (Extra Mile Award), Pete Whitmarsh, Head of PPC (PPC 'Top Dog' Award) and Tim Carr, Operations Director (Respect Award).

Unbeknownst to any of the staff, the senior management had been having secret dance lessons to learn the 'Gangnam style' dance that was to be included in a fun round-up video of 2012. It went down a storm as everyone erupted into fits of laughter. We were even more privileged to see a live version performed on the night too...

From left to right: John Readman (Commercial Director), Tim Carr (Director of Operations), Ron Harris (Finance Director), Paul Shearing (Technical Manager) and Ian Harris (Managing Director).

It's Party time!!!

Wow! What a tremendous effort from Masako Knowles (Multilingual SEO Researcher) on her outfit for the ball.

From left to right: (top) John Readman, Mychal Whittle, Sasha Hanau, David Patterson, Laura Clarke, Chris Attewell, and Elliott Watson.


Everyone was mesmerised by the surprise harpist that played during the welcome drinks. There was a close up magician and an official photographer all milling around throughout the evening, just to add that extra sparkle to the event.

The tables were full, the conversation was flowing and everyone had a great night. We cant wait for next years party...

Thanks to Alison for organising the party. It was a fantastic night!

On behalf of Search Laboratory we would like to take this opportunity to wish all our clients, partners and friends a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!