AN ILKLEY-based anti-money laundering firm is showing its support for Leeds United.

SmartSearch, a family firm employing 90 people, has signed up to the Leeds United Business Club. Its membership supports the football club and gives staff the chance to go along to matches through the partnership.

John Dobson, founder and CEO of the firm, and marketing director James Dobson, are both advocates of backing their local community, and already support Ilkley Rugby Club, Ilkley Business Awards and various charities.

James said: “We have always supported Leeds United and already have numerous season ticket holders at SmartSearch. There are a lot of fans who work for us too, so it just seemed like a really great fit.”

Founded in 2011, the company moved from Leeds to Ilkley last summer following rapid growth and expansion. It now has more than 3,500 customers and 35,000 users.