Board member:

Paul Kalinauckas

Paul Kalinauckas

Paul has been a part of The Marches LEP board since May 2018 and is the Access to Finance Champion. Paul Kalinauckas founded a Community Development Finance Institution based in the West Midlands in 2002 supporting local SMEs and recently retired as the chief executive after 17 years of service.

About Paul Kalinauckas

Paul is also a board member of the Microfinance Centre, a European Microfinance Network based in Poland. Prior to his career in the “not for profit” small business lending sector he was the secretary general of the British Junior Chamber of Commerce.

Paul lives in Wellington, Shropshire, and founded Shropshire Canicross in 2015, which now has over 400 members involved in trail running with dogs. He has represented England in the Annual Tri Nations Canicross championship races and competed in the Great Britain Team at the European Championships.

The LEP Board

The Marches LEP board includes the leaders of the three local authorities of Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin as well as the chairs of the regions Business Boards.

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The LEP Team

The LEP works with colleagues in the partner local authorities and is supported by a small team of support staff based in Shrewsbury to support The Marches LEP board.

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