A Chartered Building Surveyor, eight years ago Dayle’s desire to deliver construction services from a different perspective led her to found Dayle Bayliss Ltd, a Surveying, Design and Project Management Consultancy. This gave Dayle the freedom to exercise her collaborative approach to construction projects, as well as tackle the challenges of skills and diversity in construction. Dayle has already won national and local business awards, including East Anglian Daily Times Young Business Person of the Year 2012, Project ‘@TheRec’ Winner of the 2015 East of England RICS Regeneration Award and highly commended accolades for her work. Dayle has been recognised on the Suffolk 100 of Economic Influencers 2017 and in 2018 one of Suffolk’s Inspiring Women.
Not content with running a successful practice, Dayle is passionate about breaking down myths and barriers that exist around construction careers. This has led her to work on the NALEP Construction Sector Skills Plan and Chair of the 2017 Suffolk Skills Show. She is a member of the NALEP Skills Advisory Panel and the skills lead for the Construction Sector Group, Building Growth. Her experience culminated in being appointed as Chair to the Department for Education Employer Advisory Panel (Construction – Design, Surveying and Planning board), the task-group set up for the development of the new T-Levels. Dayle is also enthusiastic around enterprise, new business and innovation in Suffolk. Her appetite to support entrepreneurship has led her to being former Vice Chair the Board for Menta, the Suffolk Enterprise Agency aand board member for both the Suffolk Chamber Central Suffolk and Suffolk Business Women Boards.
A Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Dayle is both a Member of Governing Council and a member of the Board of Trustees for Lionheart, the Benevolent Fund for RICS members. Both posts enable Dayle to make rewarding contributions to the RICS, especially helping colleagues who experience financial, social or wellbeing difficulties.
Finally, Dayle still finds time to run her food business, Brace and Hook, which focuses on game and artisan food, cookery and demonstrations.