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Dynamites Virtual Awards 2020

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Virtual Awards

Dynamo North East

Newcastle upon Tyne


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Join us for the most highly anticipated IT and Tech awards in the North East!

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Now in its seventh year, the Dynamites are the North East’s most highly anticipated IT and Tech awards. The awards allow us to showcase the region’s hotbed of talent and shine a spotlight on North East organisatons.

There’s still a lot of uncertainty about how mass gatherings will operate in autumn this year, but quite frankly – we don’t have time to wait to find out, we’ve got our region’s tech success stories and achievements to celebrate!

So please welcome Dynamites Virtual Awards 2020 – we’ll be bringing you the same great content, the same fantastic networking and the same success stories of the North East’s tech sector super stars. You can still wear black tie and by October you may even be able to gather in small groups* in the office to participate in proceedings and have a series of mini-parties all over the North East. *depending on Government guidance at the time of the awards of course

We always have such a fantastic atmosphere at the awards and we wanted to replicate that if we could. Our answer…the Dynamites Celebration Pack. For £40 +VAT per pack, you will receive a carefully curated ‘celebration pack’ brought to you by regional ‘Food and Drink North East’ initiative ‘Local Heroes North East’.

Your celebration pack will have all the essentials (and some less essentials too!) to help you celebrate on the evening. It will be delivered to your chosen address and include a selection of sweet and savoury treats and a tipple or two should you so desire. The ticket price includes access to the awards, your celebration pack, a contribution to the Local Heroes community fund that will help support people in need across the North East of England and a small contribution towards the running costs of Dynamo North East.

If you wish to join us for the awards without the Celebration Pack you can attend completely free of charge on a virtual only ticket.

Note: When purchasing a celebration pack(s), you will be contacted nearer the time for delivery address and dietary requirements.


We are thrilled to announce that Prof. Alastair Irons, Academic Dean, University of Sunderland and Dynamo Advisory Board member will be our ‘Chair of Judges’ for 2020. Alastair will be joined on the panel by:

Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon - Co Founder, Stemettes (Guest judge)

Mark Thompson – Director, Consulting Services, CGI

Jon Ridley – Assistant Principal, Newcastle College

Alison Cowie – Editor, North East Times

Usman Shahid – Managing Consultant, Harvey Nash

Graham Jordan – Partnership Analyst, North Eastern ICT Partnership

Ian Brimer - Global Head of Business Systems, Nomad Digital

Michael Hall – CFO, Cognassit

Charlie MacDowall - Digital Client Relationship Manager, Northumbria University

Melissa Beckett - Chief Marketing Officer, Kani Payments

Representatives from the Awards sponsors will also be joining the panel for their respective categories. 


The Dynamites are a fantastic way to recognise hard work. They allow us all the opportunity to celebrate successes and share this with the tech community in the region as well as wider networks. Our 2020 categories are:

Skills Developer (sponsored by NHSBSA)

Growth Explosion (sponsored by Teesside University)

International Success Story (sponsored by Invest Newcastle)

Rising Star

Project of the Year (Corporate)

Project of the Year (Not for Profit / Public Sector)

Innovator of the Year (sponsored by Sage)

Tech for Good

Diversity & Inclusion (sponsored by Opencast Software)

Best use of Data - NEW FOR 2020!

Outstanding Achievement

For guidelines and how to enter, please visit the Dynamites 20 website.


If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Clare Nicholson on 07748 597837 or email clare.nicholson@dynamonortheast.co.uk



Cancellation policy:

Once your booking has been made, for cancellations made in writing by email to clare.nicholson@dynamonortheast.co.uk, the terms are as follows:

25% admin charge if cancelled by 28th August 2020

50% admin charge if cancelled by 11th September 2020

100% admin charge if cancelled on or after 12th September 2020

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