BESA Awards 2023 – Winners announced!

BESA’s Summer Business Insight Day, held at The Oval Cricket Ground on Thursday 6 July, was a massive success. 

Over 200 BESA members attended our flagship networking event, and enjoyed keynote and panel sessions from contributors including Julian Dutnall, CEO, LIFE Education Trust; Alastair Falk, Senior Coordinator, FED (Foundation for Education Development); and the student voice team from AQA. Delegates then enjoyed an al fresco lunch, followed by the inaugural BESA Awards. 

The BESA Awards were launched this year to celebrate the excellence and achievements of our members in our 90th year. Over 100 companies entered the awards and underwent a rigorous selection and shortlisting process by our judges. The judges were highly impressed by the quality of the entries and commended applicants on the work they are doing to advance standards for products and services in the educational suppliers’ sector.  

Congratulations to all the companies nominated, and particularly to our Award winners: 

Rising Star Award – Sponsored by LendED


Team of the Year – Sponsored by LearnED 


Make the Change Award – Sponsored by Staedtler

Evidence and Impact Award – Sponsored by Educate Ventures Research


Inspirational Leader Award – Sponsored by Freeths


Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to our sponsors for their support in making the event a success! 

Further information about the awards and the nominees and winners can be found in the BESA Awards 2023 brochure.