Dynamites 22 Digital Programme



Welcome to the ninth annual Dynamites Awards In association with Nigel Wright Recruitment. It's fantastic to be with you all in person for a celebration of talent, values, innovation, hard work and success of technology people and organisations across the North East. It's been a record year for the Dynamites with over 130 nominations and over 500 attendees tonight! It's been great to see so many great stories in our tech sector.


Dynamites 22 Judging Panel

We'd like to say a huge thank you to our judging panel this year for taking time out to narrow down our over 130 nominations to just 47 finalists!  Thank you to Ruth Harrison (Thoughtworks) for being the chair of our judging panel this year. Ruth says “The North East region has always been a catalyst of creation, the pioneering spirit and talent of its citizens continues to reinvent and build on its history. Today our region is surging ahead with innovative digital solutions in fintech, life sciences, built environment and public good. I am honoured to chair this year's judging panel for the Dynamo awards, recognising our regions best innovators and disrupters.”

Ruth was joined on the panel by: Ashmita Randhawa (Digital Catapult NETV), Ben Upton (Aspire Technology Solutions), Chris Dresser (Nigel Wright Recruitment), Esther Gillespie (Jumping Rivers), James Holmes (North P&I), Jamie Hardesty (Sunderland Software City), Lisa Harwood (North of Tyne Combined Authority), Mark Jennings (Accenture), and Veronica Spowart (Newcastle College). The high standard of entries provided the judging panel with many difficult decisions and created lively debate to decide on our category winners.


Enjoy the evening and celebration of our wonderful region and the amazing work taking place across the tech sector. Everyone in it has a huge role to play in providing opportunity and prosperity for people and places. Thank you all for your continued commitment to growing the North East's tech sector and driving a positive impact for our home region.


A message from our headline sponsor Nigel Wright Recruitment


Nigel Wright Recruitment is proud to help you celebrate excellence within the tech sector.

The quality and quantity of award submissions has been outstanding.

Celebrate your collective efforts and enjoy the recognition you deserve. Congratulations!

Nigel Wright Recruitment is privileged to see the achievements of the tech community every day across the North of England. It is tremendous that these Awards provide the opportunity to recognise the outstanding contributions in IT and tech within the North East.

It is our pleasure to congratulate all finalists for their outstanding contributions and wish you every success tonight and in the future.

Best wishes,

Ben Debnam, Director – Technology & Commercial
Nigel Wright Recruitment


Our Dynamites 22 finalists

We would like to say a huge thank you to our brilliant Dynamites 22 Sponsors. Without them, we wouldn't have been able to once again uncover the incredible hotbed of talent and success stories within the North East's IT and Technology industry. And none of you would  have been here tonight in celebration. With thanks to:


Our Headline Sponsor


Our Category Sponsors


Our table sponsor



We are delighted to have worked with the following local suppliers to deliver Dynamites 22

Event Managers - BeaconHouse Events

AV & Production team - Ingram

Awards Production - NTG

PR - Rob Lawson Ltd


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