Leeds-based Search Laboratory has announced plans to open a third office in the city – with 70 new jobs to follow over the next year.

The search marketing agency has located a site in Chapel Allerton to accommodate a recruitment drive triggered by a number of recent client wins.

These have included PepsiCo, cosmetic surgery specialists Transform and Wilkos.

Commercial director John Readman

Commercial director John Readman

The agency says it has already created 80 new jobs in the past year alone, more than doubling its staff to over 150.

Commercial director John Readman said: “We’re excited at the prospect of continuing to create jobs and career opportunities within Leeds and Yorkshire.

“We have enjoyed a period of fantastic growth during the last year or so – testament to the job our team have been doing for our clients – and we’ve signed up some great new business recently.

“The media is sometimes occupied too much with doom and gloom and stories and while some businesses are obviously not in the position to create new jobs we certainly are – and to any graduates or marketeers out there looking for a career in digital we’d love to hear from you.”

The agency, which started out in 2005, also has an office in London.