Business Networking – Tracy’s way – about our Founder
Tracy has lead the Business Network Chester group since June 2010.
As a past senior leader in organisations such as Adidas, Reebok, Rockport and Speedo, Tracy has always combined a good head for Business with a passion for connecting people to get better Business results.
As her 2 daughters approached the age where school holidays would be a key challenge to juggle, she took the bold decision to break away from corporate life, and set up her own Business – to work flexibly, whilst keep intertwined within the Business Community.
Importantly for Tracy -she wanted to stay connected with changes in the Business landscape, keep her brain active, and broaden her horizons away from her Sports and Textiles background.
Upon leaving Tracy had that dawning realisation “ARRRRRGGGGGHHHHH” I need to go and network!
After testing the water with “those” weekly groups, free networking events, Chamber meetings and a variety of others, Tracy focused her attention on fully immersing and committing to helping others in the Business Network.
Tracy had spent 3 years as a member herself in The Business Network Manchester groups, BEFORE launching The Business Network Chester.
Those 3 years as a member gave her a unique perspective into what it takes to build a Business from the ground up – and how to do it time effectively, and in a focused quality first manner.
As a result she honed a positive, relationship based, quality network – and saw an opportunity to create the same Business Network group In Chester.
Over 60% of the founder members are still in her group or around 100 strong Businesses, and the network continues to welcome new people, collaborate, innovate and connect successful Business leaders and decision makers in Chester.