Friday 21st March 2014: Winners of the 16th annual, prestigious Education Resources Awards were this evening announced, at a gala event held at The National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham, on the second evening of The Education Show 2014.

The Awards are organised by the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) and Brilliant Marketing Solutions Ltd, and celebrate the innovative approach to learning by teachers, institutions and organisations across all levels of education. The winners were selected by an independent panel of experienced education and industry professionals.

Caroline Wright, director of BESA and head judge said: ‚ÄúWith the launch of the new National Curriculum later this year it was great to see such a fantastic number of entries offering innovative teaching and learning resources designed to help schools inspire and excite pupils.‚ÄĚ

Education Resources Award winners 2014

Best Special Educational Resource or Equipment – non ICT

Crossbow Education                 The Visual Stress Collection


Best Special Educational Resource or Equipment – involving ICT

Sonocent                                   Audio Notetaker 3.1


Best Early Years Resource or Equipment – non ICT

TTS Group                                Water pump Station


Best Early Years Resource or Equipment – involving ICT

TTS Group                                Wonder Bug


Best Primary Resource or Equipment – non ICT

Kit for Kids                                Chloe the Caterpillar Blue Design Indoor Mat and Counting Ladybird Cushions


Best Primary Resource or Equipment – involving ICT

Lego Education                        Story Starter

Best Secondary Resource or Equipment – non ICT

English & Media Centre           Spotlight on literacy


Best Secondary Resource or Equipment – involving ICT

Lego Education                        Mindstorms


Educational Book Award

Oxford University Press           Project X Alien Adventures


Supplier of the Year: with less than £1million annual turnover

Jolly Back


Supplier of the Year: with between £1million and £10million annual turnover



Supplier of the Year: with over £10million annual turnover



Education Exporter of the Year Award



Innovation Award

Fiction Express Discovery Books     Fiction Express for schools


Marketing campaign of the year Award

Scholastic                                         National Curriculum in England/100s


Educational Establishment of the Year Award

William Edwards School, Essex


Leadership in Education Award

Sofina Islam, Stanton Bridge Primary School, Coventry


Outstanding Achievement Award

Neville Hudson, Gratnells


The ERA’s Media partners are Education Guardian and Education Today




About BESA

BESA, the British Educational Suppliers Association, is the trade association representing over 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.

With 79 years of experience, BESA offers unparalleled support, research, events and advice on both UK and International markets, and the future of the education supplies industry.  BESA is focused on promoting and providing support and advice to their members, the industry and to schools.

BESA has a Code of Practice to which all members must adhere, along with a stringent membership process, both of which assure buyers of a high standard of quality in both product and customer service.

For more information, please visit www.besa.org.uk.


About Brilliant Marketing Ltd

‚ÄėBrilliant Marketing‚Äô is an events management company who specialise in organising awards, conferences, seminars, and educational learning days for the education industry. Over the last 14 years, Brilliant has passionately been involved with the education sector and is proud to have developed links with the key associations and companies who support the inaugural ERA‚Äôs (Education Resources Awards).

Our media partner is the Education Guardian, who has joined forces to promote the prestigious occasion. In conjunction with BESA, the Brilliant team further support the charity ‚ÄėStreet Child Africa‚Äô and are heavily involved with contributing to this cause through the main event at the National Motorcycle Museum.


For further press information contact:

Sue Murray

Mango Marketing

T: 01932 829 077

E: sue.murray@mangomarketing.com


For information from BESA contact:

Caroline Wright


T: 020 7537 4997

E: caroline@besa.org.uk

Chris Milton
Events & Publicity Director
T:  01622 623 164
M: 07905 506 470
E : chris@brilliantmarketingsolutions.net