Tracey Smith

Office and Laboratory Space

01904 435100

WIBN Groups


As CEO of York Science Park Ltd (YSPL), one of the UK’s earliest science parks, Tracey is influential in driving the strategy for YSPL, both in managing its dynamic spaces, and in enabling knowledge transfer between its commercial companies and the world-leading University of York.

With over 12 years’ experience of incubating science, technology, creative, media and IT businesses, Tracey is passionate about facilitating growth for the 130+ businesses based at the Park, through offering exceptional facilities and professional services, as well as many opportunities for collaboration with the city and region.

Tracey is pro actively engaged in a wide range of business networks and philanthropy across the region and nationally promoting York as a leading city of business and positioning YSPL as a key driver of economic growth for the region.

Tracey manages a professional team and 137,000sq.ft. of specialist space including the Innovation, Bio and IT Centres, Park Central café bistro and grow-on space for larger companies at Enterprise House. In addition the portfolio has grown to include The Catalyst, embedded space on University of York’s new Campus East, which provides space for digital, IT, media and creative companies, and Springboard which is aimed at providing a low cost start-up solution for early-stage companies.

With experience also of co-working space, conference and meeting room provision, virtual office services and laboratory space the diversity of Tracey’s business interactions is vast and under her leadership YSPL has secured accreditations including ICT Active, Customer First, ISO Quality Management and Investors in People.

A coach and mentor who challenges and motivates with a passion for developing an individual or a team to full potential Tracey can help you unravel challenges and encourage you to gain clarity on your pathway to successful outcomes and lasting growth and change.

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