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 / CompanyProduct
Early Years Solutions 
Rising StarsSwitched on ICT in the Early Years
Primary Digital Content 
Twig WorldTigtag
Highly commended: PearsonBug Club
Secondary Digital Content 
Mathspace UK LtdMathspace
ICT Tools for Learning and Teaching 
Highly commended: LEGO EducationLEGO MINDSTORMS  Education EV3
Digital Devices 
Fourier EducationeinsteinTablet+
Digital Collections and Resource Banks 
London Grid for LearningThe History of Computing
Highly commended: Peters Books and FurnitureePlatform
ICT Special Educational Needs Solutions 
Inclusive Technology LtdHelpKidzLearn – ~ChooseIt! Maker 3
Free digital content  / Open educational resources 
ICT Leadership and Management Solutions 
2Simple Software2Build a Profile
Innovation in ICT 
TeacherCentric LtdShow 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 WorldLittle Bridge
Educational Apps 
Daydream EducationMultiplication
Bett stand of the year 
Outstanding Achievement 
Lewis BronzeEspresso 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.


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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