Meet the Team.

Tracey Smolinski

Founder and Managing Director

Hi, I’m Tracey and I am the founder and managing director of Introbiz. I launched the business back in 2009 after discovering my passion for networking and connecting businesses with each other.

I’m happiest when: I’m spending quality time with our children, my parents, family and friends

When I was younger, I wanted to be: An air hostess

I love: People

My best networking tip: Be yourself, relax and enjoy yourself because people buy people that they know, like and trust

My life motto(s): Work hard, play harder, surround yourself with positive people, treat people how you’d like to be treated, be kind, and give help and support first.

Paul Smolinski

Founder of Introbiz Expo and Managing and Operations Manager

I’m Paul and I’m the Managing and Operations Director for Introbiz. After meeting my wife, Tracey, she persuaded me to join the business, having worked in retail for a number of years. I love the planning and organising that goes into running events but I also enjoy meeting all sorts of people and businesses.

I’m happiest when: All of the family’s together

When I was younger, I wanted to be: A professional footballer and snooker player

I love: Cake!

My best networking tip: Never judge a book by its cover

My life motto(s): Make a difference to people’s lives

Emma Davies

Editor and Content Manager

Hi, I’m Emma and I work as an Editor and Content Manager at Introbiz. I’ve been working here for five years and every day offers something completely different. I love what I do, writing content for our members and audience and producing our annual magazine is the highlight for me.

I’m happiest when: I’m out walking with my son, husband and dog.

When I was younger, I wanted to be: A presenter.

I love: Tea and biscuits.

My best networking tip: Follow up with all your connections.

My life motto(s): Live every day to the full.

Carly Morgan

Business Development Executive

Hi! I’m Carly and work as a Business Development Executive. I love meeting new people and helping them to connect with other businesses. I speak to our members every week, assisting them with anything they need and to encourage them to make the most out of what we offer, as a business network.

I’m happiest when: I’m spending time with my family

When I was younger, I wanted to be: A musician

I love: I love listening to music

My best networking tip: Take an interest in your connection

Ceri Kilburn

Business Development Manager

I’ve been with Introbiz for around four months now and I’m really enjoying the experience of connecting with the members and working at the weekly events. I love being with and meeting new people which makes this role exciting for me.

I’m happiest when: My children are happyWhen I was younger, I wanted to be: Happy

I love: My friends and family more than anything in the worldMy best networking tip: Take the time to get to know people and build relationships, the rest will follow naturally

My life motto: You get out what you put in. It’s not what happens to you, its how you deal with it that counts

Aleksandra Pakiela

Marketing Executive

I've been with Introbiz for around two months now and am thoroughly enjoying learning about the business. I am organised, hard-working and am here to help you with anything you need. I look forward to meeting our members at an event soon.

I’m happiest when: People around me are happy.

When I was younger, I wanted to be: A musician.

I love: Books and salty snacks.

My best networking tip: Don’t try to pretend you’re someone you’re not – people can sense it from a mile away.

Nicole Sabeva

Social Media Executive

I'm Nicole and I'm the newest member of the Introbiz team. I'm currently learning all about Introbiz and the members we have in the network - I can't wait to meet you all soon!

I'm happiest when: I am always happy! Life is to be happy

When I was younger, I wanted to be: A famous Hollywood actress

I love: My chinchilla, who will always be in my heart

My best networking tip: I ran away from my first networking event because I was scared to say something stupid. Later on I fought the fear and met amazing people. So don't be afraid to talk about your passions, because you never know who will give you a hand!

My life motto(s): My grandma used to tell me that if things are not okay when you think it's the end, then it's not the end. It was a relationship advice, but I think it works for everything.