Co-founder and Director of RedKnight Consultancy Ltd
Dayne has experience of providing proposal preparation support for Horizon2020, Erasmus+ and Creative Europe projects, as well as European Structural and Investment Fund programmes, which he has also managed and administrated. Obtaining a First Class Honours award in 2009 from Cardiff Metropolitan University (formerly the University of Wales, Institute Cardiff) in the area of Management, he began his professional career with Cardiff Met, working within the Research and Enterprise Services department. Here he developed expertise in both National and International funding streams e.g. Knowledge Transfer Projects, Academia for Business, Framework Programme 7, Erasmus and Structural Funded Programmes alike.
Dayne has served as a member of the Wales Higher Education European Liaison Officer’s Group, the European Social Fund Steering Group and the Universities UKs European Coordinating Group and European Community of Practice, representing the HE Sector.
During his time as European Strategy Development Officer at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, he played a key role in the initial proposal development of a number of high profile Structural Funded projects including a successful ESF project valued at 9m€ and supported a successful Erasmus+ application worth over 300,000 €.
As Co-founder and a Director of RedKnight, Dayne leads the development of proposals to a range of funding programmes, such as Horzion 2020 and Innovate UK, and has played a key role is helping clients source over £3.2m of grant funding since September 2017. As part of the key management team, Dayne provides input into the strategic direction of the company, including sales and marketing.