BCRS Business Loans has become a member of the Consultative Forum for the Black Country Chamber of Commerce.
Elections for the Consultative Forum took place in February this year and resulted in 20 members being chosen to form a consortium to tackle a number of issues facing businesses in the Black Country. Paul Kalinauckas, Chief Executive of BCRS, was delighted to be one of those elected onto the panel.
BCRS was established in the Black Country almost 14 years ago. Although the organisation has now expanded its services to cover the whole of the West Midlands and environs – to help even more SMEs in their struggle to gain access to the finance they need in order to grow and prosper – we are still very much involved with businesses in the Black Country and our head office is based in Wolverhampton.
The Forum has been set up to consult on a wide range of topics and issues. Having a variety of business people on the panel will provide a number of experienced voices to help Black Country based businesses flourish.
The Consultative Forum has four key objectives:
- Encourage and facilitate effective dialogue and collaboration between the Chamber and local partners and members;
- To propose and develop projects intended to provide long term solutions to problems affecting the economic, social and environmental welfare of the Black Country and to remove barriers to economic growth;
- Encourage members to participate in the Chamber’s policy groups and make an effective contribution to the achievement of the Chamber’s objectives;
- To provide advice and guidance to the Board on strategy.
Paul and other members of the group met for the first time on 24 March 2015. Going forward, Paul along with Sarah Moorhouse – Operations & Marketing Manager – will jointly represent BCRS at meetings.