The shortlist for the Dynamites 19, the region’s IT and technology awards, has been revealed.
The Awards, sponsored by Gateshead College, are now in their sixth year and are organised by north east IT network Dynamo. They shine a spotlight on successful regional tech companies and recognise the talent within the north-east tech sector.
Many of the region’s leading IT and technology companies have made it on to the shortlist, as well as some of the north east’s largest businesses which have critical and innovative IT departments.
Anne Macdonald, Head of Engagement at Dynamo and Chair of this year’s judging panel, said: “Judging this year was really tough, with a large and exceptionally impressive array of entries. We were blown away by the strength and depth of entries – proof that the region’s tech sector is blessed with talent in abundance.”
Tickets are selling fast for this year’s awards night, which will be held at Newcastle Civic Centre banqueting suite on Thursday, October 17. Attendees booked so far include BMC Recruitment Group, Notify Technology, Reed Global, Waterstons, Womble Bond Dickinson, Sintons, Baltic Training, Muckle, KPMG, Forfusion, Mincoffs, Opencast and NHSBSA.
The shortlistees for this year are:
- Innovator of the Year (sponsored by Connect Health)
- Diversity & Inclusion (sponsored by Institute of Coding at Newcastle University)
NHS Business Services Authority
Proctor & Gamble
- Skills Developer
NHS Business Services Authority
Sunderland Software City
- Digital Cluster Champion (sponsored by BT)
- Growth Explosion
- Project of the Year – Corporate (sponsored by Scott Logic)
Accenture – BTF – Athlete Genome
Waterstons – Evergreen Garden Care
- Project of the Year – Not for Profit & Public Sector (sponsored by Scott Logic)
Atlas Cloud – HS2 Project Enablement
Newcastle City Council – Smart Litter Bins Solution
Opencast Software and NHSBSA – Major Mainframe Modernisation
- International Success Story (sponsored by Procter & Gamble)
- Rising Star (sponsored by University of Sunderland)
- Tech for Good (sponsored by Sage)
- Outstanding Achievement (sponsored by Gateshead College)
This year’s judging panel comprised: Anne MacDonald (Chair), Dynamo North East; Pete Watson, Atlas Cloud; Nicola Japp, Accenture; Deni Chambers, Gateshead College; Fay Cooper, DWP; Siobhan Fenton, Teesside University; Sue Ormerod, Nigel Wright; Alison Cowie, North East Times and Reece Donovan, Nomad Digital.
Dynamo Chair, Charlie Hoult, added: “One of Dynamo’s founding principles was to shine a light on the amazing activity across the North East in the fields of IT, computing, software, telecoms, digital, web and mobile. The Dynamites Awards do just that.
“Thanks to our headline sponsor, Gateshead College and our category sponsors Procter & Gamble, Connect Health, Institute of Coding at Newcastle University, BT, University of Sunderland, Scott Logic, Sage, and our programme sponsor Nomad Digital and table sponsor Newcastle College.”
Tickets for the awards ceremony, priced £94 plus VAT, or £900 plus VAT for a table of ten, are now on sale and can be booked at https://www.dynamonortheast.co.uk/events/dynamites-19/
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