Press release: Bett Awards 2013 – Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 15th annual Bett Awards have been announced by organisers i2i Events Group, and British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA).

The Bett Awards are considered to be the most prestigious in the education sector, and are committed to celebrating a distinctive and diverse digital education resources market that meets the needs of the education system.

Every year the judges, comprised of leading education sector stakeholders, look for organisations and products that show a clear understanding of the sector and its needs.

A large number of entries are received each year from a broad range of organisations, from large corporations to the smallest companies run by just one or two people. All organisations entering the awards are looking for acclaim for the hard work and commitment invested in the creation of their products and services.

Debbie French, event director at i2i Events Group comments: “It is the quality of these products and services that helps to maintain the UK’s position as the leader in the use of technology in education. The specific nature of each individual child’s learning requirements means that judging the products and services entered into the Bett Awards is possibly the most challenging of any award programme. This year we have been astounded by the levels of innovation in the judged products.”

Caroline Wright, director of BESA and chair of judging, adds; “Despite schools now realising that they do have strong available budgets, teachers are becoming more shrewd in assessing the aptness of products for their specific needs. Products therefore need to be of the highest standard to ensure that, aside from the initial purchase price, the total cost of ownership is low. This is what the judges have identified; products that offer the highest quality and are fit for purpose. These Bett Award finalists are certainly companies that schools can safely consider to be amongst the best available.”

The winners will be announced at the Bett Awards dinner on Wednesday 30 January 2013 at the brand new Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, Tower Bridge, London. To book your place please visit; www.bettawards.com.

The BETT Awards 2013 finalists in 13 categories:

Early Years Digital Content

• Busythings Ltd – busythings.co.uk
• Early Vision Ltd – Early Vision Online
• Focus Education UK Ltd – Fingertips Online
• Ten Town Ltd – Ten Town
• The Usborne Foundation – Teach Your Monster to Read: First Steps

Primary Digital Content

• Collins Education – Collins Big Cat Apps
• EducationCity.com – Primary Britannica from EducationCity.com
• Espresso Education – Espresso Primary
• Fiction Express – Fiction Express
• Film Education – Thinking Film, Thinking Primary Literacy
• Oxford University Press – ProjectX CODE
• Rising Stars - Switched on ICT for Key Stage 1
• Sherston Software Ltd – Planet Sherston
• Zulogic Ltd – Zu3D

Secondary Digital Content

• 3P Learning – Mathletics
• A2om CIC – Drive IQ
• Digital Explorer – Digital Explorer resource Bank
• e-skills UK – Behind the Screen Cyber Security Project
• Film Education – Thinking Film: resource series for secondary
• Gigajam Music School Ltd – Gigajam Virtual Learning Environment
• Science Museum – Futurecade
• TrueTube/CTVC – TrueTube.co.uk

ICT Tools for Learning and Teaching

• 2Simple Software – 2 Build a Profile
• Dynevor – ePace
• GenericMaths Ltd – ConquerMaths
• Just2easy – j2e5
• MediaCore – MediaCore
• Melvin Eng – Physics in Crisis: Downtown Pandora
• Royal Shakespeare Company – Teaching Shakespeare
• Royal Society of Chemistry – LearnChemistry

 

Digital Collections and Resource Banks

• British Pathe – British Pathe Education
• Browns Books for Students – VleBooks
• Encyclopaedia Britannica – Britannica Online School Edition
• London Grid for Learning – The Romans in London
• National STEM Centre – eLibrary
• Oxford University Press – Oxford School Improvement Online Videos
• Twig World – Twig World
• Twinkl Primary Resources – Twinkl Resources
• Wildscreen – ARKive

ICT Special Educational Needs Solutions

• Apollo Creative – Apollo Ensemble
• AssistiveWare – Harry and Rosie Text to Speech Voices
• Crick Software Ltd – Clicker 6
• Dyslexia Action – Load2Learn
• Iansyst – CapturaTalk for Android
• Inclusive Technology – HelpKidzLearn
• Osborne Technologies Ltd – SensoryPod

Digital Devices

• A1 Technologies Ltd – David SLS-1 Structured Light Scanner
• Altay Scientific Spa – RED – Really Easy Data Sensors
• Avantis – LearnPad 2
• Data Harvest – EasySense Vu
• eInstruction EMEA – Mobi View™
• Orange Music Education – The Music Board
• Promethean – ActivTable
• Vision – Techconnect Amplifier

ICT Leadership and Management Solutions

• CSE Education Systems Ltd – Service Manager
• Follett – Aspen
• Groupcall Limited – Groupcall Messenger
• LCP Ltd – iTRACK Primary
• ReportBox – ReportBox
• RM Education – RM Intelligence
• Teachers Media International – Teachers Media online CPD Service

ICT Company of the Year - Less than £1m turnover

• Alfiesoft
• Bladetec Ltd
• Just2easy Limited
• SchoolsICT Limited
• WIRIS team @ Maths for More

ICT Company of the Year - Between £1 and £3m turnover

• 3P Learning
• CentraStage
• Contact Group
• Crick Software Ltd
• Joskos Solutions Ltd
• Osborne Technologies Ltd
• ParentMail

ICT Company of the Year - Over £3m turnover

• Capita IT Services
• EducationCity.com
• European Electronique
• Frog
• KYOCERA Document Solutions UK Ltd

Innovation in ICT

• Capita SIMS – SIMS Discover
• Firefly Solutions – Firefly Student Planner
• Groupcall Limited – Groupcall Emerge
• Little Bridge World – www.littlebridge.com
• Oddizzi – ClassPals by Oddizzi
• PlingToys – The Magic Cloud
• ScienceScope Ltd – DynaKar
• TeacherCentric Ltd – Show My Homework

ICT Service and Support

• AzteQ
• Ergo Computing
• Hsis – Havering School Improvement Service
• Joskos Solutions Ltd
• RM Education
• Scomis
• Wolverhampton Learning Technologies Team

 

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Notes for Editors

About Bett
Celebrating its 29th anniversary in 2013, Bett has evolved into the world’s leading event for learning technology, with a broader remit than ever before. Covering the breadth of lifelong learning, the event brings together more than 30,000 industry leaders, practitioners, professionals and inspirational figures to share ideas inspiration on how to support learning together through technology. Bett 2013 will run over four days from Wednesday 30 to Saturday 2 February at ExCeL London. For more information, please visit www.bettshow.com.

About i2i Events Group
i2i Events Group delivers world-class exhibitions, large scale events and festivals in key sectors including home and gift, fashion, retail, healthcare, energy, environment, education, technology, media and creative. Its portfolio of world-wide events includes World Retail Congress, Spring Fair, Naidex, BVE, Bett and Pure London. It prides itself on opening up possibilities for its customers and each year brings more than 250,000 decision makers together to network, source, test, buy and sell brilliant products, services, ideas and solutions. i2i Events Group is headed up by Mark Shashoua who joined EMAP as Group MD of EMAP Connect in November 2011 and became CEO of i2i Events Group in March 2012. i2i Events is powered by Top Right Group, formerly known as EMAP International Ltd. www.i2ieventsgroup.com

About BESA
BESA, the British Educational Suppliers Association, is the trade association representing more than 300 educational suppliers in the UK, including manufacturers and distributors of equipment, materials, books, consumables, furniture, technology, ICT hardware and digital-content related services to the education market. For more information, please visit www.besa.org.uk.

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Created Date: 

Thursday, 15. November 2012