BESA Awards at Summer Business Insight Day 2023

6 July 2023

Join us to learn the winners of the first BESA Awards 2023!


2pm - 5pm


The Oval Cricket Ground
Kennington Oval
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Join us to learn the winners of the first BESA Awards 2023!


The winners of the BESA  Awards, supported by Freeths, will be announced at BESA’s Summer Business Insight Day on Thursday 6 July. Full details of the shortlist are list below. Congratulations to all those who have been shortlisted!

BESA’s Deputy Director General, Julia Garvey said “We introduced these awards as part of our 90th year celebrations, to recognise the achievements of our members. I always knew that our members are fantastic but the entries we have received have shown just how brilliant they truly are.”


Rising Star Award

  • Robbie Bowes, Reading Solutions UK
  • Chris Bradshaw, thisislanguage.com
  • Sarah Hales, HES- Havering Education Services
  • Dylan McCrimmon, Joskos Solutions
  • Andrew Ridgway, Everybody Counts

Team of the Year

  • Arbor Education, Operation Big Wave
  • Bazaar Group, European Expansion Project Team
  • HES- Havering Education Services, MIS Support Team
  • Oriel Square, Project Leadership Team
  • Reading Solutions, Operations Team

Inspirational Leader Award – Sponsored by Freeths

  • Al Kingsley, NetSupport
  • Priya Lakhani, Century Tech
  • Michael McGarvey, The Key Support
  • Lynne Taylor, GDPR in Schools
  • Andy Wilson, Kent County Supplies

Make the Change Award – Sponsored by Staedtler

  • Cambridge University Press and Assessment
  • Classroom Secrets
  • Supporting Education Group
  • YPO

Evidence and Impact Award

  • Natterhub
  • OxEd and Assessment
  • Oxford University Press
  • SAM Learning
  • Tassomai


Headline Sponsor

Freeths is a national law firm with a local feel, proud to be listed in The Times Best Law Firms 2023 and highly ranked by Chambers and Legal 500.

The most important recognition we ever receive comes from our clients who trust our specialist teams to take care of their legal needs from the everyday to the most challenging and complex.

With a long history and rich heritage, our reputation is built on how approachable, progressive and dependable we are - a reassuringly refreshing ethos we call Freethinking.

It's evident in the way our 1100-strong law firm delivers on their professional promises, day in, day out.




If you're interested in sponsoring opportunities with this or any other BESA event, please contact paul@besa.org.uk.


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