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Partnership pays off for duo’s record month of growth

19 July 2017 14:15


Two Yorkshire entrepreneurs are celebrating record growth in their businesses following a successful partnership together.

Sowerby Bridge-based Mellor Financial Management has worked with Leeds-based PR agency MacComms since January 2017.

Managing Director of Mellor Financial Management, Martin Mellor supports the fast-growing PR firm acting as outsourced Finance Director, while MacComms is responsible for increasing the profile of the Mellor firm by managing the public relations of the local business.

In just five months working together, both firms have experienced record revenue growth marking June each organisation’s most successful month to date. Both are now on track to exceed their respective targets for the current year.

The Yorkshire entrepreneurs met on business accelerator programme, Entrepreneurial Spark, Leeds, where MacComms is still based. The scheme is the largest of its kind in the world, funded by NatWest.

Mellor Financial Management is run by Martin Mellor, a senior finance management specialist with more than 20 years’ experience. Formed in 2016, Mellor Financial Management has seen its growth through providing what Martin believes is a unique combination of financial management and training, including delivering training courses to attendees from as far away as Cameroon and Ireland at events in London and Manchester.

MacComms recently celebrated another duo of client account wins to add to its burgeoning portfolio. The PR experts are firmly on track to deliver a 140% uplift year on year with scope for even further growth into 2018.

Ellie MacDonald, founder and managing director of MacComms comments:

“It is easy to get side-tracked working in the business but working with Martin has allowed me to work more on the business to make strategic decisions which has helped MacComms to thrive! I would recommend this type of service to any business owner with aspirations of growth”

Martin adds:

“I am pleased to have experienced a record period of success through helping Ellie and other fast-growing business owners to strategically plan for growth in their firm – it is great to see a client like MacComms really take the advice on board and grasp the opportunities in front of them and I can also see the value they are adding to clients every day.

“As well as supporting businesses on their journey for growth, I have increased the number of training courses I’m delivering to increase the understanding of business people about finance and accounting – both locally in Leeds & further afield in Manchester, Birmingham & London, this is an area of my business I can see high growth potential in.”

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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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