The founder of a Leeds-based start-up PR agency has been named in the top four Business Women of the Year category, at the Yorkshire Choice Awards.

Ellie MacDonald, who founded MacComms in 2015, was named a finalist at an evening awards ceremony, which took place at Elland Road’s Centenary Pavillion, Leeds on 1st April 2017.

The Yorkshire Choice Awards seeks to recognise local people and independent businesses that are an inspiration in their field. The categories cover a wide range of industries and aim to celebrate the achievements of successful businesses in Yorkshire.

The awards attracted more than 300 nominations and 266,403 votes. Four finalists in each awards category, were chosen through public voting.

The Yorkshire Choice Awards supported their chosen charity of the year, Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund, an organisation assisting people living with a genetic heart defect. An auction was held for the charity and Lizzie Jones, founder of the charity, spoke and sang in memory of her late husband, whom the cause is dedicated to.

Commenting on the award win, founder and managing director Ellie MacDonald said:

“I am absolutely thrilled to have been recognised for the hard work and determination that comes along with running a start-up business. It is a fantastic achievement to have been recognised by my fellow business peers.”

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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.

For more information about MacComms visit and follow on Twitter @MacCommsYorks.