A Leeds-based start-up PR agency has exceeded £100,000 in turnover in less than three years of business.

MacComms, based at Entrepreneurial Spark, Leeds, has grown more than 100% year on year and has reached the milestone turnover in sales of PR services prior to celebrating its third year in business this April.

Formed by Ellie MacDonald in 2015, MacComms has grown organically since its inception having never sourced external financial investment. The firm now employs four people permanently with and additional two outsourced directors in HR and finance positions.

Since forming, MacComms has helped more than 80 firms to raise their profile and the business actively supports a number fellow start-up’s and SMEs across Yorkshire as the area continues to build its reputation as a thriving region for entrepreneurship.

Finance director for MacComms, Martin Mellor, broke the news to the team at the beginning of March and commented:

“To see MacComms go from strength to strength is extremely rewarding and reflective of the hard work that Ellie and the team put in. To have seen over 100% growth not just once but two years in a row is extremely impressive – the commercial backdrop is not easy and there are many statistics on business failure rates that back that up.

“MacComms is developing a strong, sustainable and, crucially, profitable business through organic growth – this gives me great confidence for the future and I see no reason why the trend of doubling in size can’t continue into the next few years.”

Founder of MacComms, Ellie MacDonald added;

“With a number of frightening statistics detailing that more than half of all start-ups fail within their first few years, I am incredibly proud to have reached this milestone figure and continue to grow successfully. I have to thank the fantastic people I employ in my core and wider team, particularly Martin who shared this exciting news with us, without them MacComms would not have achieved this important milestone.”

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About MacComms

Formed in April 2015, MacComms is founded and run by leading West Yorkshire businesswoman Ellie MacDonald who has 10 years’ PR and marketing experience.

Three years on since forming, MacComms has helped almost 100 firms to raise their profile. The firm has supported a number fellow start-up’s and SMEs across a range of sectors with a particular focus on tech and food and drink. Clients include The Car Buying Group, Cooper King Distillery and Vanacci.

Ellie is supported by finance director, Martin Mellor, HR director Sarah Darbyshire and sales director Chris Rabbitt. As well as experienced account manager Jennifer Ogden, senior account executive Emily Docherty and digital PR executive, Sophie Nightingale.

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