Press release
17 June 2016
Yorkshire PR firm appoints two new recruits
A growing West Yorkshire-based public relations firm has appointed its first full time employee and a student summer placement.
MacComms, based in Huddersfield and Leeds, has employed Grace Morton who joins as account executive to manage the company’s growing client base.
Grace joins student intern, Jahnae Gumbs who is also undertaking a full-time summer placement at MacComms, following her part-time work experience in the firm since January.
MacComms, established by Ellie MacDonald in April last year, has made the appointments to support the growth of the business and its position as the wedding PR specialists.
Grace, originally from Norwich, graduates this summer in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Huddersfield.
With a strong background in writing, Grace has ambitious plans to develop within the company to support the businesses growth. She will assist the company and MacComms’ clients in the role, alongside promoting and supporting the firm’s specialism in the wedding PR sector, following the successful promotion of wedding suppliers, Elenor Rose Bridal, The Rock Hotel and Zest Mixology.
MacComms founder, Ellie MacDonald says:
“Both Grace and Jahnae share MacComms’ ambition for growth and I am excited to have them supporting the company’s progress further.”
Grace comments:
“I have really enjoyed my first week at MacComms, I have learnt something new every day and I am proud to be part of a fast-growing company, assisting its move into the wedding sector.
Jahnae adds:
“Working at MacComms full time this summer will be both motivating and inspiring and I can’t wait to learn even more about the company and its services”.
Notes to the editor
Issued by MacComms. For more information, contact Ellie MacDonald on / 07989159138.
Notes to the editor
About MacComms
Set up April 2015, MacComms is founded by Ellie MacDonald following almost one decade’s PR and marketing experience.
With a team of graduate and student support, the trio consists of Ellie, Grace Morton and Jahnae Gumbs.

Based at the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre, Huddersfield with a base in Leeds via business accelerator programme, Entrepreneurial Spark, MacComms manages the PR, marketing and communications for businesses, specialising in the wedding sector.

MacComms also assists with firm’s event and social media management, and clients include The Car Buying Group, Ascensor, Zest Mixology and Elenor Rose Bridal.

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

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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.