Dawn Davies graduated with Honours in Enterprise from the University of Glamorgan. Following a career in finance, administration, sales and management in the private and third sector, Dawn set up Creation in 2000. In addition to initiating a broad spectrum of regeneration and community development programmes, Creation also provides a mentoring and support service for a number of large and small community organisations. Creation has innovated in the sector starting the Timecentre in 2004 which is now the largest active citizenship network in Europe. The Timecentre is a type of time bank that utilises a community currency to create mutually beneficial social transactions in communities that tackles apathy and builds social and economic capital. Many of the time banks developed since this time are based on the Creation model. Creation developed the Street Ambassador project in 2006. Street Ambassadors are people that look after their street and their neighbours. They help to improve communication, improve community safety, report environmental problems and work closely with local councillors to improve community life. This project is now being rolled out across Wales.
In 2007, Dawn was presented with the Mayor’s Special Award for Services to the Community. Creation won the UK British Urban Regeneration Association Award for Community Inspired Regeneration in 2009 and a Big Society Award in 2011. Dawn is currently Co-ordinator of Timecentres UK. TCUK creates connections and utilises a variety of community development techniques to help to tackle poverty. Dawn is a Trustee of the Coalfields Regeneration Trust and Chair of Timebanking Wales.