The winners of the 17th prestigious Bett Awards 2015 were announced last night (Wednesday 21 January, 2015) at the Bett Awards Dinner held at The Brewery, London.

The annual Bett Awards represent a partnership between i2i Events Group, the organisers of Bett, the world’s largest learning technology event, and the education sector’s trade association and Bett founders, BESA. BESA managed the judging process, overseeing the impartiality and fairness of the robust, two-stage judging process by a diverse panel. Members of the panel are now revised each year to ensure a broad and fair perspective of the qualities needed in today’s learning environments.

The judges, who are all educational professionals, look for 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.

Considered the highest accolade in the industry, the Bett Awards bring together developers, distributors and educational practitioners each year to recognise, reward and celebrate ICT excellence in the education sector.

The winners of the Bett Awards 2015 in each category are:

Company Product
Early Years Digital Content
Day Two Productions
The Traditional Storyteller Apps
Primary Digital Content
Rising Stars
Switched on Computing
Secondary, FE & Skills Digital Content
Soundbitelearning UK Ltd
GCSEPod
Best Whole Course Curriculum Content
3P Learning 
Mathletics
ICT Tools for Learning and Teaching – web based
SMART Technologies
SMART amp
ICT Tools for Learning and Teaching – non-web based
2Simple Software

2Build a Profile

Digital Collections and Resource Banks
Encyclopaedia Britannica
Highly Commended:
London Grid for Learning

Britannica School

The Tudors in London

ICT Special Educational Needs Solutions
SOUND FOR LIFE
Forbrain
Digital Devices
zSpace Inc
zSpace Virtual Reality Science Lab
ICT Leadership and Management Solutions
South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL)
BOOST
Free Digital Content/Open Educational Resources
Just2easy
J2Code
International Digital Resources
3P Learning
Mathletics
Educational Apps
Red Jumper Studio
Book Creator
ICT Company of the Year – < £1m turnover
Sonocent Ltd
Highly Commended:
Jigsaw School Apps
ICT Service and Support
Toshiba
Highly Commended
Joskos Solutions Ltd
ICT Company of the Year – between £1m and £10m turnover
Frog Education
Highly Commended:
EducationCity
ICT Exporter of the Year
LearnPad
Highly Commended:
Little Bridge World
ICT Company of the Year – over £10m turnover
Promethean
Outstanding Achievement
Charles Clarke
Innovation in ICT
Airhead Education Ltd
 

Debbie French, portfolio director at i2i Events Group said: “The Bett Awards are recognised around the world as a sign of excellence. This has evolved over the past 17 years because of the increasing calibre of the entries that we receive year on year. Each pushes at the very boundaries of what is new, innovative and possible in technology. This commitment to enhancing and transforming the education sector is something that we see on an impressive scale both throughout the UK and internationally, and we are excited to help celebrate this again in 2015.”

Caroline Wright, director, BESA adds: “The winners of the Bett Awards join an elite circle, enjoying recognition within the sector in the UK and from around the world. The Bett Awards will continue to offer educational suppliers the opportunity to showcase their most innovative and engaging resources and provides the sector with a measure of quality.”

For more information, please visit http://www.bettawards.com.

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Notes for Editors

About Bett

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2015, 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 2015 will run over four days from Wednesday 21 to Saturday 24 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, Money 20/20 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. http://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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