We are respectful.

We believe everyone should have a voice. We listen to our colleagues, our clients, our community and our planet.  

As part of our commitment to respecting our community, we work with local charities to help raise awareness and funds.

We also actively encourage our employees to support local and national charities by offering them two working days paid time off per year for charity work or community volunteering.

Charity of the year 2020: Leeds Cares

Every year, our staff nominate local charities close to their heart and we select a charity to work with across 18 months. Leeds Cares was put forward by our Assistant Management Accountant, Scott Hamilton.

Leeds Cares provided huge amounts of much-needed support to get him and his partner through some extremely difficult months when their son Theodore was born prematurely and needed to be kept in hospital. With Theodore now happy and healthy, and back with his parents, Scott wanted to give back to the charity by nominating them as our chosen partner.

Leeds Cares is the dedicated charity partner for Leeds Teaching Hospitals. They raise money to help buy life-saving equipment, fund ground-breaking research and clinical trials, and provide support for patients and their families. They also fund play specialists for Leeds Children’s Hospitals who help make life for kids on wards more fun. The money we raise at Search Laboratory throughout this partnership will go directly to the neonatal units that helped Scott and his family at both the Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) and St James’.

We will also be helping with their website and digital marketing activity, using our expertise to raise awareness and visibility to help gain more donations.

Watch Scott’s story

March 2020 total raised:

Raised

£5,059

Target

£16,358

“We can’t believe what great impact this has had so quickly. We are truly grateful for the work Search Laboratory put into our website; I never thought that we would achieve such wonderful results.”

Clive Sandle, Director of Simon on the Streets.

This was in reaction to a £35,000 donation from Channel 4’s “The Secret Millionaire” after the donor found the company online.  

We have pledged to be carbon neutral by 2023

As a company, we recognise the importance of our environmental impact and are actively seeking ways to reduce our carbon footprint.

With this in mind, we have launched an internal Footprint group which meet on a bi-monthly basis to discuss ways we can reduce our carbon footprint and be more environmentally friendly as a company. The main areas that we chose to focus on are; travel, consumables and waste.

Changes we’ve made so far

  • Introduced electric car charging points in our car park
  • Switched our energy supplier to Ecotricity, a genuinely green energy supplier that builds new sources of green energy
  • Installed water-saving devices to the toilets
  • Switched to electronic train booking and expenses request forms.

We also hold regular clothes swaps and have partnered with One Tree Planted to plant 1,000 trees for our clients.

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