The Search Works is an online marketing company whose BidBuddy software helps customers, including Lloyds TSB and Eurostar, bid for top positions on search engines such as MSN and Yahoo. When surfers click through to a website, clients pay the search engine and Search Works takes a management fee. The company is led by chief executive Nick Hynes, and new offices in Paris and Munich have helped to boost sales 272% a year from £1.3m in 2003 to an annualised £18.6m in 2005. The London firm launched a sister company this year called The Technology Works.
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