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Paul Wickes MBE

Paul Wickes MBE
Position: CEO

Paul has an extensive 36-year history of senior management positions, both in the private and public sectors and within small business and multi-national corporations. Paul joined CMN in 2005, and since becoming CEO in July 2008, Paul has led the business through a period of growth and on-going sustainability, with CMN hugely respected for its significant achievements within Cornwall, nationally and across Europe.

In 2015 Paul was awarded an MBE for services to the marine industry and the community in Falmouth, Cornwall.

Paul is Chairman and / or Director of a wide range of Partnership and Board positions across Cornwall, including being the longest serving private sector representative on the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership Employment and Skills Board. In 2020, Paul was appointed as a Director of Maritime UK, the representative organisation for the Maritime Sector, and in 2021, Paul became Chair of the Maritime UK Regional Cluster Council.


Outside of CMN, Paul is a voluntary sector fund-raiser, having led local groups to raise more than £300,000 in the last 25 years, including a current role as Chair of RNLI South and West Cornwall Fundraising Events Groups. Paul likes fundraising challenges and in 2019 ran the London Marathon, in 2020 completed a 10 mile raft row and in 2021 cycled 215 miles from Bristol to St Austell.

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