The founder and managing director of a Leeds-based PR agency will speak to an audience of young professionals about her entrepreneurial journey at an event on 5th July 2017.

Successful entrepreneur, Ellie MacDonald, who established MacComms in April 2015, will provide an insightful presentation as part of a networking event organised by Junior Chamber International (JCI) Leeds and JCI Bradford.

The event invites local business professionals to enjoy an evening of networking, drinks and canapes at The Grill on the Square in Leeds at 7.00pm until 9pm.
Inside the venue’s private conservatory, attendees will have the opportunity to listen to a number of other inspiring entrepreneurs, all from a range of industry backgrounds.

Since inception, MacComms has helped more than 50 firms to raise their profile; assisting fellow start-ups and SMEs with their communications and public relations strategies.

Commenting on the event, Ellie MacDonald said:

“It is incredibly important to me to share industry knowledge with fellow entrepreneurs, as I too have learnt a great deal from others during my business journey. I am very passionate about PR and actively try to find opportunities to educate others about the fundamental role PR plays in running a successful business.”

President at JCI Bradford, Philip Cockayne added:

“Following Ellie's successful contribution as a speaker on the Young Entrepreneurs Panel, which we organised for last year's Yorkshire Enterprise Network conference, we're looking forward to having her back to speak at JCI Leeds' summer networking event.

“Ellie has demonstrated an impressive rate of growth with her start-up PR agency, MacComms, and we feel other businesses will really benefit from her experience, knowledge and expertise.”

Tickets for the event are free and can be obtained at

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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.