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HR director appointed to fast growing Yorkshire start-up

18 September 2017 11:00


A West Yorkshire-based PR agency has appointed its third director to support the company’s fast expansion since inception in April 2015.

MacComms has appointed Sarah Darbyshire from HR Solutions Yorkshire to support the business’s growing team and recruitment requirements as outsourced HR Director.

Sarah joins founder and managing director of MacComms, Ellie MacDonald, alongside fellow outsourced finance director, Martin Mellor of Mellor Financial Management, to MacComms’ board of directors. Sarah joins the team after setting up her business 18 months ago, following a 20-year career managing HR in the private sector.

She has worked as head of HR in a range of organisations from SMEs employing less than 20 people up to an international business with a workforce of 4000.

Sarah will support MacComms with all aspects of people management including HR strategy and projects, recruitment and selection, learning and development, performance management, reward and benefits, and managing and motivating employees.

Ellie MacDonald, founder and managing director of MacComms comments:

“Sarah's philosophy of HR is about helping businesses to manage, motivate and develop their employees whilst staying within the law. Given our phenomenal growth in a short space of time, Sarah has come on board to support our growing number of employees.

“I am pleased that Sarah shares our values of treating people fairly and properly so I am confident we will continue to thrive and grow even further with her support.”

Sarah Darbyshire adds:

“I am proud to working with a like-minded young and growing company like MacComms. Both Ellie and I are Yorkshire born and bred, keen to collaborate and work together to get the most from the MacComms team.”

Formed in April 2015, MacComms is founded and run by leading West Yorkshire businesswoman, Ellie MacDonald who has one decades’ PR and marketing experience.

MacComms and HR solutions Yorkshire are based at Entrepreneurial Spark, Leeds, the world’s largest growth accelerator programme.

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About MacComms

Formed in April 2015, MacComms is founded and run by leading West Yorkshire businesswoman Ellie MacDonald who has almost one decades’ PR and marketing experience.
Less than two years on since forming, MacComms has helped more than 40 firms to raise their profile. The firm has supported a number fellow start-up’s and SMEs and even global brands, including International Paper, the largest paper manufacturer in the world.

Ellie is supported by an experience account manager, Jennifer Ogden, finance director, Martin Mellor and Amber Tennant as PR and social media apprentice to continue MacComms’ ambitious growth plans.

Having accelerated MacComms to a reputable PR-led marketing and communications firm with significant events management experience, the firm has experienced phenomenal growth and is cementing its place as The Wedding PR Specialists.

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