OUR TEAM

PhD Peter Quantick
Director and Co Founder

With over 30 years’ experience in developing successful project proposals, Peter embodies RedKnight’s experience and knowledge. With a BSc (Joint Hons) in Botany and Zoology and a PhD in Plant Pathology at the Imperial College, he became Head of Research Office at Lincoln University, obtaining a distinguished Honorary Fellowship in 2008. Peter later joined Cardiff Met as European Projects Director and the University of Wales Trinity St David as Professor of European Research and Innovation. Peter has been an evaluator and reviewer for European Commission for over 25 years and Chaired the expert group which evaluated Framework Programme 7. He was also appointed member of HEFCW and WEFOs Working Group on the new Structural Funds Programmes.

peter.quantick@redknightconsultancy.co.uk
+44 (0) 2920 190 281

Dayne Hodgson
Director and Co Founder

Dayne is an expert in small business funding programmes, including Horizon 2020, Innovate UK and European Structural and Investment Funding (ESIF), which he has also managed and administrated. With a First Class Honours Degree in management studies from Cardiff Met, he started his professional career working within the university’s Research and Enterprise Services, developing expertise in both National and International funding streams. In 2014, Dayne joined the University of Wales Trinity St David as European Strategy Development Officer, supporting the successful development of the £13m ESF work-based learning project, ‘GWLAD’ and two Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership projects worth more than €500k.

dayne.hodgson@redknightconsultancy.co.uk
+44 (0) 2920 190 281

Dayne Hodgson
Director and Co Founder

Dayne is an expert in small business funding programmes, including Horizon 2020, Innovate UK and European Structural and Investment Funding (ESIF), which he has also managed and administrated. With a First Class Honours Degree in management studies from Cardiff Met, he started his professional career working within the university’s Research and Enterprise Services, developing expertise in both National and International funding streams. In 2014, Dayne joined the University of Wales Trinity St David as European Strategy Development Officer, supporting the successful development of the £13m ESF work-based learning project, ‘GWLAD’ and two Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership projects worth more than €500k.

dayne.hodgson@redknightconsultancy.co.uk
+44 (0) 2920 190 281

Ann Waters
Associate Bid Writer

With a Masters (MSocSc) in Economic Development and Policy at the University of Birmingham, Ann has over 20 years’ experience in bid development, project delivery and research and evaluation. With detailed knowledge of European Structural Funds, particularly ERDF, Ann has raised over £10 million for economic development projects. She also has experience with Erasmus+ and Horizon 2020. Ann also develops supporting material for bids including research reports detailing the need and demand for projects and economic impact assessments highlighting the economic and social benefits of proposed developments. Ann has also provided interim management, compliance and audit advice until project teams are in place, as well as post-project evaluation.

Ann Waters
Associate Bid Writer

With a Masters (MSocSc) in Economic Development and Policy at the University of Birmingham, Ann has over 20 years’ experience in bid development, project delivery and research and evaluation. With detailed knowledge of European Structural Funds, particularly ERDF, Ann has raised over £10 million for economic development projects. She also has experience with Erasmus+ and Horizon 2020. Ann also develops supporting material for bids including research reports detailing the need and demand for projects and economic impact assessments highlighting the economic and social benefits of proposed developments. Ann has also provided interim management, compliance and audit advice until project teams are in place, as well as post-project evaluation.

Diana Branzea
Associate Bid Writer

Diana is a highly trained multilingual scientist with broad expertise in different areas of chemistry (Coordination and organic chemistry – PhD and post-doctoral studies; material chemistry – MSc; and inorganic chemistry – BSc). While working as a researcher in France, she has conducted research on the development of novel compounds for various applications. Thanks to the successful involvement as manager and/or team member on eighteen different cross-disciplinary projects, Diana gained extensive experience in research proposal writing as well as in European programmes (e.g. FP6, INTAS), French and Romanian national programmes (e.g. ANR; Brancusi – French-Romanian bilateral collaboration projects; CEEX; CERES; Young Researchers; Young PhD ). Her main concerns are for the clients’ wellbeing and doing everything efficiently.

Hannah Clargo
Marketing and Business Development Intern

Hannah joined RedKnight while completing an MA in International Public Relations and Global Communications Management at Cardiff University. She previously graduated from the University of Exeter with a degree in English Literature. Throughout her education, Hannah gained experience in both public relations and marketing roles. Her experience, combined with a natural ability for written communication, make Hannah a skilled communicator. She enjoys creating effective and engaging social media content to promote the latest innovation funding opportunities.

Diana Branzea
Associate Bid Writer

Diana is a highly trained multilingual scientist with broad expertise in different areas of chemistry (Coordination and organic chemistry – PhD and post-doctoral studies; material chemistry – MSc; and inorganic chemistry – BSc). While working as a researcher in France, she has conducted research on the development of novel compounds for various applications. Thanks to the successful involvement as manager and/or team member on eighteen different cross-disciplinary projects, Diana gained extensive experience in research proposal writing as well as in European programmes (e.g. FP6, INTAS), French and Romanian national programmes (e.g. ANR; Brancusi – French-Romanian bilateral collaboration projects; CEEX; CERES; Young Researchers; Young PhD ). Her main concerns are for the clients’ wellbeing and doing everything efficiently.

Hannah Clargo
Marketing and Business Development Intern

Hannah joined RedKnight while completing an MA in International Public Relations and Global Communications Management at Cardiff University. She previously graduated from the University of Exeter with a degree in English Literature. Throughout her education, Hannah gained experience in both public relations and marketing roles. Her experience, combined with a natural ability for written communication, make Hannah a skilled communicator. She enjoys creating effective and engaging social media content to promote the latest innovation funding opportunities.