We are delighted to announce that Orchard has been shortlisted for 3 awards for the upcoming Dynamites Awards 17 run by Dynamo North East. This is an industry-led initiative focusing on growing the tech sector in the North East. The Dynamites Awards are all about shining a spotlight on our successful North East organisations and recognising the amazing talent in our region.

We have been shortlisted for the 3 awards in recognition of our ground-breaking work across our Digital solution set, including our Digital Platform, Orchard Go and Income Analytics which is represented across all with awards.

Collaborator of the Year

  • The submission was for our work with Komodo Digital on our ‘Digital’ solutions: Digital Platform, Income Analytics, and upcoming collaboration on Orchard Go

Project of the Year

  • This submission was for our innovative Income Analytics solution that has been designed to combat the increasing level of arrears and the cost of managing additional arrears cases, both a result of Universal Credit and Welfare Reform.
  • Income Analytics has been developed in partnership with Coast and Country Housing, First Ark, livin Housing, Phoenix Community Housing, and Newcastle University as part of a KTP partnership.

Rising Star

  • Farida Mustafazade has been shortlisted for the ‘Rising Star’ award. Farida joined Orchard as a Data Scientist through a KTP Partnership with Newcastle University and is playing a key part in the Income Analytics project. This comes shortly after Farida has been invited to present at the Government Statistical Service (GSS) conference on 22nd and 23rd November .


Danny Tobin, Chief Operating Officer, Orchard:

“We are delighted to have been nominated for three exciting awards at this years Dynamites event. The event is a great opportunity to shine the spotlight on the amazing tech talent we have here in the region. We are, of course, very pleased that Orchard’s significant progress over the last 18 months or so in developing its exciting product suite is being recognised. Good luck to everyone on the night – Orchard hopes you all have a wonderful evening.”


The awards ceremony is on the 19th of October, and we look forward to sharing further details soon.