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A Leeds-based PR agency has marked its third birthday in business with a fundraising event attended by 50 guests, raising awareness and funds for a local charity.
MacComms, which recently moved into the Digital Hub of No1 Leeds, Whitehall Road, held the event on Thursday 26 April to celebrate its birthday and new office.
MacComms is the PR partner for Simon on the Streets homelessness charity and, therefore, combined a celebration event for the firm with a fundraiser for the charity.
The event saw business leaders network and enjoy an evening of entertainment provided by local suppliers and MacComms’ clients. KwizzBit hosted an interactive quiz alongside music from Sound Leisure’s jukebox and a pop-up cocktail bar by Zest Mixology. Amongst food and networking, delegates raised over £100 through various fundraising games and activities.
The event also saw MacComms’ founder and managing director, Ellie MacDonald, speak about her journey to grow the PR agency by 140% year-on-year since formation in 2015.
The firm now employs four people with an additional two outsourced directors in finance and HR.
Ellie MacDonald commented:
“I am incredibly proud of how far MacComms has come in three years. We’ve beat statistics on high start-up failures to have experienced rapid growth year-on-year. I’ve gone from creating my dream job for myself to a whole team of fantastic people who I couldn’t do it without.
“My underlying ethos is to create a successful business based on treating people right, and this includes giving back to great causes so tying in a fundraiser for Simon on the Streets was a great way to mark our third year in business.
Fahad Khan, development manager at Simon on the Streets commented:
“It was fantastic to celebrate MacComms' third birthday with the team, MacComms has been very supportive to Simon on the Streets and we’re pleased to see them growing rapidly. It was great to partner with the company on this event to raise both money and awareness for the charity.”
MacComms continues to grow with a focus on supporting Yorkshire businesses and the entrepreneurs behind them in tech and food and drink.
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.
For more information, visit www.maccomms.net.
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