Wayne Dignam is an award-winning business consultant and commercial manager, helping companies in many sectors win contracts around the world. In 2016 alone he helped companies win over
€ 190m by providing a range of bid support services through his company, Tender Team. Wayne specialises in helping companies tell their stories through compelling tenders and pitches that win valuable contracts. He inspires others through his own personal story, having spent most of his childhood in foster care. He founded the Care Leavers’ Network in 2014 to support other adults who also spent their childhoods in State Care. In 2015 Social Entrepreneurs Ireland awarded Wayne the Elevator Award, providing funding and mentoring to grow the Care Leavers’ Network, which now provides a range of advocacy, training and mentoring support to care leavers and foster parents in Ireland and abroad.