WINNERS ALL … Winners of BT Dynamites 16 take to the stage at last year’s event
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WINNERS ALL … Winners of BT Dynamites 16 take to the stage at last year’s event

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BT Dynamites 17 shortlist revealed

THE shortlist for the BT Dynamites 17, the region’s IT and technology awards, has been revealed.

The Dynamites Awards are now in their fourth year and still the region’s only IT and Technology awards. 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 awards have made it on to the shortlist, as well as some of the north east’s largest businesses and organisations that have critical and innovative IT departments.

Stuart Lynn, Chief Product Delivery Office at Sage, and Vice Chair at Dynamo, is this year’s chair of judges: “We had an incredibly tough judging day and were all thoroughly impressed with the strength and depth of entries in to the BT Dynamites awards this year. We’re blessed with talent, ambition and innovation in the region’s IT and technology sector.

“The awards turn a deserved spotlight on to the sector and its growing importance to the region, and it’s right that we celebrate the talented companies and individuals that do so much to raise our profile as a digital hotspot of increasing importance in the UK.”

Tickets are selling fast for the awards which are being held at Newcastle’s Civic Centre banqueting hall on Thursday, October 19. The event will once again be hosted by Northumberland actor and director Daymon Britton. Tickets are priced at £89 + VAT each, or tables of 10 for £850 + VAT and are on sale now. Ticket price includes a sparkling drinks reception on arrival and a three-course meal with wine.

Simon Roberson, Regional Partnership Director of Dynamites 17 sponsors BT said: “The awards have become an important showcase for the sector’s achievements and a celebration of the tech talent in the region. As a judge, it’s great to see the standard of entries improves every year.”

Charlie Hoult, chair of Dynamo, added: “Dynamites is always a hugely enjoyable night and probably the best sector networking opportunity of the year. It’s all about bringing together those who help shape our tech scene for a night of celebration – we should be proud of our success and having so many successful digital and IT businesses who call the north east home.

“I’d like to thank the record number of entrants we’ve had for this year’s awards, and of course, our generous sponsors who make this great evening happen.”

The shortlistees for this year are:

COLLABORATOR OF THE YEAR (sponsored by Accenture) Paul Lancaster, Plan Digital Campus North Orchard Information Systems / Komodo Digital Northumberland County Council Agilesphere Innovation SuperNetwork

NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR (sponsored by Sage) HiveHR Nebula Labs Inflo Software

GROWTH EXPLOSION (High Growth/Established) (sponsored by NRG) Trench Networks Orange Bus Aspire Technology Services hedgehog lab

INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS (sponsored by Orchard Information Systems) Sage BIM Academy hedgehog lab Opencast Software Ubisoft CRC

PROJECT OF THE YEAR (sponsored by Harvey Nash) Corporate ENGIE Nebula Labs Photon Fire Orchard Information Systems/Komodo Digital Sage

Public Sector/Academic Tech for Life DWP Digital (Churchill Discover Project) DWP Digital (Check Your State Pension Project) Northumbria Uni (Executive Women Leaders in ICT Programme) LamasaTech Digital Durham, Durham County Council Northumbria Uni (NUSTEM)

SKILLS DEVELOPER (sponsored by Gateshead College) Ubisoft Reflections Tech for Life Mkodo Baltic Training Future Skills Vision Forfusion

RISING STAR (sponsored by North East Futures UTC) Bridget Hamilton, NBS Bradley Mason, Durham County Council Carlos Martinez-Romero, Zerolight Nic Flynn, Nebula Labs George Willcox, Student James Vayro, Excelpoint Ltd Farida Mustafazade, Orchard Information Systems Carl Cheel, Sage Jack Tattersall, Opencast Software Amber Blackburn, Accenture

INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR (sponsored by Capgemini) Datatrial Nebula Labs Trench Networks CtrlHub Ltd City Web Consultants Excelpoint Ltd LamasaTech

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT (sponsored by BT) Judges choice – winner announced on the night

To book your tickets go to: or telephone 0191 691 3457.

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