The winners of the 16th prestigious Bett Awards 2014 were announced last night (Wednesday 22 January, 2014) at the Bett Awards Dinner held at The Brewery, London.

The annual Bett Awards represent a partnership between BESA, Bett pioneers and the trade association representing the educational supply industry, and i2i Events Group, the organisers of Bett, the world’s largest learning technology event.

The awards encourage and recognise outstanding education sector resources, learning solutions and companies. The judges, who are all educational professionals, focus on what works in the classroom or the school setting in terms of design, cost-effectiveness, support of higher order thinking skills and effective learning and teaching styles.

The winners of the Bett Awards 2014 in each category are:

Category / Company Product
Early Years Solutions  
Rising Stars Switched on ICT in the Early Years
Primary Digital Content  
Twig World Tigtag
Highly commended: Pearson Bug Club
Secondary Digital Content  
Mathspace UK Ltd Mathspace
ICT Tools for Learning and Teaching  
IGGY IGGY
Highly commended: LEGO Education LEGO MINDSTORMS  Education EV3
Digital Devices  
Fourier Education einsteinTablet+
Digital Collections and Resource Banks  
London Grid for Learning The History of Computing
Highly commended: Peters Books and Furniture ePlatform
ICT Special Educational Needs Solutions  
Inclusive Technology Ltd HelpKidzLearn – ~ChooseIt! Maker 3
Free digital content  / Open educational resources  
Microsoft Kodu
ICT Leadership and Management Solutions  
2Simple Software 2Build a Profile
Innovation in ICT  
TeacherCentric Ltd Show My Homework
ICT Services and Support  
Groupcall Ltd  
ICT Exporter of the Year  
Promethean Ltd  
Highly commended: TTS Group Ltd  
ICT Company of the year – Less than £1m turnover  
Room Booking System Ltd  
ICT Company of the year – Between £1m and £10m turnover  
3P Learning  
ICT Company of the year – Over £10m turnover  
Espresso Education  
Marketing Campaign of the Year  
Oxford University Press  
International digital education resource  
Little Bridge World Little Bridge
Educational Apps  
Daydream Education Multiplication
Bett stand of the year  
EducationCity.com  
Outstanding Achievement  
Lewis Bronze Espresso Education

Caroline Wright, director, BESA, the sector’s trade association commented: “The quality of entries for this year’s awards has been outstanding. It is hugely exciting to see such an excellent range of products and services on offer to schools, especially with the introduction of the new National Curriculum in September this year. The winner’s products and services ensure the UK ICT industry continues to be recognised as the best in the world. The quality of these learning resources is a testament to businesses operating within the UK education sector.”

Debbie French, portfolio director at i2i Events Group added: “The Bett Awards are recognised as a mark of excellence and each year some of the UK’s finest companies are recognised for their innovation and commitment to excellence in educational resources and services. The strict judging process carried out by educators and sector stakeholders ensures the awards identify the very best products, resources and organisations within the education sector.”

For more information, please visit www.bettawards.com.

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Notes for Editors

About Bett

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014, 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 35,000 industry leaders, practitioners, professionals and inspirational figures to share ideas inspiration on how to support learning together through technology. Bett 2014 will run over four days from Wednesday 22 to Saturday 25 January 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 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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