Press release
21 October 2016
Yorkshire PR firm founder to
speak at young entrepreneur expo

A West Yorkshire businesswoman is set to educate young entrepreneurs at a young entrepreneur expo in Bradford.
Ellie MacDonald, who launched PR and marketing firm MacComms18 months ago, has been invited to be a guest panel member, offering young entrepreneurs and business owners an opportunity to advise how to set up a successful business.
Ellie will join another five local entrepreneurs on the young entrepreneur panel to encourage younger entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners how to start-up successful businesses too.
Hosted by Philip Cockayne of the Junior Chamber (JCI), panellists include Caroline Towers, Matt Lamont, Haigh Simpson, James Whitfield alongside Ellie.
The event will be held at Bradford College on Tuesday 25 October where the young entrepreneurs will share their knowledge and experience of business development and growth, whilst offering some practical tips for entrepreneurs to implement in their business.
Ellie MacDonald comments:
“I’m delighted to have been asked to be a panel member at the Young Entrepreneurs expo. I would highly recommend starting up your own business but it is hard and can be lonely at first so it is important to gain as much support and business knowledge as possible. I am looking forward to meeting all the attendees and hearing their business questions.”
This event is free of charge and open to the public. To book a place visit
Accompanying image is of Ellie MacDonald.
Issued by Ellie MacDonald, founder of MacComms. For more information contact Ellie on 079891 59138 or email
Notes to the editor
About Ellie MacDonald, MacComms
Set up April 2015, MacComms is founded and run by leading West Yorkshire businesswoman Ellie MacDonald who has more than eight years’ PR and marketing experience.
Ellie comes from the fastest growing marketing and PR agency in West Yorkshire, Faith PR where she worked as account manager, managing around a dozen accounts at any one time to enhance the profile and promotion of a range of businesses.

Prior to this Ellie worked for the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce where she spent two years as Marketing Manager. Responsible for delivering the Chamber's marketing and communications strategy, Ellie took an active role in implementing an active schedule of PR and communications.
The role also included brand management and the planning and execution of marketing campaigns to recruit and retain new businesses into membership. Here, Ellie also developed a number of social media accounts for a range of sub brands, created a YouTube channel for case studies and events produced in-house, began a LinkedIn group, a Google+ presence and used Facebook to showcase event images.

Prior to this Ellie worked for the award winning Community Interest Company Yorkshire Energy Services, beginning on the contract to deliver the national Energy Saving Trust locally through the advice centre for South and West Yorkshire. She also project managed a leading conference, exhibition and awards ceremony as well as marketing a number of council-backed insulation schemes.

Today, MacComms has helped more than 20 firms to raise their profile, from fellow start-up’s to global brands, including the largest paper manufacturer in the world.

Keen to give back to the local community, Ellie is a trustee for the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust, taking an active role in raising awareness for, and fundraising for the charity, which is evident within MacComms’ first birthday in business event, attended by 60 people which raised £350 for the trust and secured pledges from business owners and supporters to continue to support the charity.

Ellie has also supported the Town Foundation and Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice by dedicating time to volunteer at events and she has assisted with the PR for Leeds Cat Rescue.

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 now recruiting for additional full time staff to join the growing team.

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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.