The winners of the 20th prestigious Bett Awards 2018 were announced last night (Wednesday 24 January 2018) at the Bett Awards Dinner held at The Tobacco Dock, London. In addition to the winners of the 20 categories, 12 companies were highly commended.
Considered the most influential accolade in the industry, the annual Bett Awards are delivered in partnership between BESA, the trade association representing the educational suppliers industry, and Ascential Events, the organisers of Bett, the world’s leading edtech show.
The awards highlight outstanding education sector products, learning solutions, companies and people. The panel of judges, comprised of education experts, evaluate each entry based on its appreciation of the sector’s needs and commitment to supporting education standards.
The winners of the Bett Awards 2018 in each category are:
Early Years Content
Primo Toys – Cubetto
Highly commended – Early Excellence Ltd EExAT
Oxford University Press Numicon interactive whiteboard software Numicon
Highly commended – Times Tables Rock Stars
– TTS-Group StoryTime Phonics
Highly commended – TES Institute SKE: English
Whole School Aids for Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Satchel – Show my Homework
Classroom Aids for Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Special Educational Needs Solutions
Crick Software Ltd. Clicker 7
Highly commended – Widgit Software InPrint 3
Best Education Support Resource for Parents or Home Learning
Generic Maths Ltd Conquer Maths.com
Free Digital Content or Open Educational Resources
Frog Education National Theatre on Demand
Highly commended – CTVC Ltd TrueTube
Service and Support
Highly commended – Plum Innovations
Highly commended – AstroAlgebra
Data Harvest Group Ltd EasySense Vu+ Data Logger
Highly commended – Avantis Education ClassVR
Start-up of the Year
Higher or Further Education Digital Services
Meetoo Ltd Meetoo
International Digital Education Resource
Creaza AS Creaza
Highly commended – Seppo Seppo
Exporter of the Year
GL Education GL Education
Highly commended – WCBS
Leadership and Management Solutions
Meritec (CPOMS) CPOMS
Highly commended – New Media Learning Ltd 4Matrix
Company of the Year – less than £3m turnover
Highly commended – Edukey
Company of the Year – over £3m turnover
Innovator of the Year
Phil Neal Capita
Patrick Hayes, director of BESA and chair of judges for the Bett Awards, said: “This year we had more entries than ever before from all over the globe, and our panel of esteemed judges had an incredibly hard time to select the winners – even harder than usual!
“To be shortlisted is a great achievement in itself, but to be crowned a Bett Awards winner at such a time of global EdTech innovation is something to truly celebrate. On behalf of all the judges, I would like to congratulate the winning companies – their teams should be extremely proud of receiving an accolade that is recognised by schools across the world.”
Simon Presswell, managing director, broadcast & education at Ascential Events added: “Technology sector growth in the UK outpaces that in many other countries, and some of the most exciting and effective innovation is in edtech. As exports of our expertise continue to increase, the Bett Awards play an increasingly vital role in helping educators to identify the very best products, services and people that are helping to transform education, not just in the UK but globally.”
For more information, please visit the Bett website.
Notes for Editors
Celebrating its 34th anniversary in 2018, 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 2018 will run over four days from Wednesday 24 to Saturday 27 January at ExCeL London. For more information, please visit www.bettshow.com.
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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