Last week we attended the Dynamo Awards at Newcastle’s prestigious Civic Centre, an exciting evening of celebration which attracted nearly 400 people! We were shortlisted for two awards and were up against many of the regions top tech firms.
Awards panel chair Stuart Lynn, Chief Product Delivery Manager for Sage said:
“This year the entries reached a new high both in terms of quality, quantity and diversity from start-up companies to multi-national corporations and from across the private sector, public sector and education.
This is further validation as to the strength and depth that is growing across the north East tech industry, and it’s clear to see that innovation, creativity and success is most definitely on the increase.
This is great news for our region and we should see this as a platform for future regional growth. It’s clear to see the region is re-inventing itself and we are really excited to see the region emerging as a centre for excellence for digital innovation”
Dynamo chairman Charlie Hoult said:
“It was a real pleasure to see so many worthy winners recognised, and to see the very best of tech talent in the north east come together for a great night out.
“The Dynamites have become a major event in the region’s IT calendar and it was hugely satisfying to see us filling the banqueting suite. I’ve lost count of the number of hidden gems Dynamo activity has uncovered and the connections that we’ve helped to cement – and Dynamites plays a huge part in out ability to continue promoting the sector.
“It’s fantastic to get recognition for people in the far-flung corners of the industry and this event gives a sense to people across the spectrum of how successful the industry is – it’s not just chief executives who come to Dynamites but whole teams and departments – and it can deliver life-changing motivation for people who can see what a cool, exciting, successful industry they’re working in.”
We were absolutely delighted to have won the ‘Growth Explosion – High Growth’ award to follow on from winning the ‘Growth Explosion – Start Up’ award last year! The evening was a fantastic showcase of all things tech that the North East has to offer and it was an honour to be a part of it. Congratulations to everyone and we can’t wait for next years!
The awards went to:
- Innovator of the Year: Datatrial.
- Collaborator of the Year: Paul Lancaster from Plan Digital.
- New Business of the Year: HiveHR.
- Growth Explosion (Established): Aspire Technology Solutions.
- Growth Explosion (High Growth): Trench Networks.
- International Success: BIM Academy.
- Project of the year (Corporate): Sage.
- Project of the Year (Public sector, Academic): Digital Durham.
- Social Tech Award: Northumbria University.
- Rising Star: Carl Cheel, Sage.
- Skills developer: Tech for Life.
- Outstanding achievement: Atom Bank.