We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2024 BESA Awards!

Our judges were highly impressed by the quality of the entries this year, and commenting on the shortlist BESA’s Deputy Director General Julia Garvey said:

“Now in it’s second year, I am thrilled so see the strength and depth of talent represented in the shortlist for the BESA Awards. We have entries from across the industry, from well-established names to start ups, and companies big and small. The shortlist reflects the amazing achievements and wonderful people at the heart of the BESA community and I can’t wait to celebrate their success when we announce the winners on 4 July.”

The winners will be announced at BESA’s Summer Business Insight Day on Thursday 4th July. Full details of the shortlist companies are listed below. Congratulations to all those who have been shortlisted!


The Shortlist – 2024 BESA Awards 


Evidence and Impact Award 

Kapow Primary

Community Brands


SAM Learning

Literacy Tree


Make the Difference 


White Rose Education



Outstanding Educational Resource 

Kapow Primary

OxEd & Assessment

RM Education

The Happy Confident Company

Literacy Tree


Outstanding Support Service 

Joskos Solutions

Kapow Primary

National Education Group


Jigsaw Education


School and Supplier Award 




The Happy Confident Company

Literacy Tree


Inspirational Leader 

Tony Staneff, White Rose Education

Vicky Cottril-Gray, Kapow Primary

Simon Blower, Pobble Education

Sarah Ledger, Lexonik

Asude Altintas, Twin Science & Robotics


Women in Education 

Caroline Hamilton, White Rose Education

Kat Cauchi, NetSupport

Carrie-Ann Gibson, TextHelp


Best Place to Work

Dryad Education

White Rose Education



Team of the Year

Oriel Square training delivery team for HP Cambridge Partnership for Education EdTech Fellowship for the Gulf

Insiders, Classroom Secrets

ESPO’s Sales and Marketing team, ESPO

HP Cambridge Partnership for Education EdTech Fellowship, Cambridge

Natterhub team, Natterhub



Headline Sponsor 

Freeths will be presenting the: Inspirational Leader & Evidence and Impact Awards

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.



Women in Education Award Category Sponsor


Please email eventsteam@besa.org.uk with any questions you have or if you are interested in becoming a Award Category Sponsor. 

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