Education Resources Awards Finalists 2017

We are delighted to announce that the shortlist of finalists for The Education Resources Awards 2017 (ERAs) has now been announced.

Organised by Brilliant Marketing Solutions and The British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), The ERAs are now in their 18th successful year and are firmly established as the premier annual event to celebrate outstanding success for the suppliers and teaching professionals of the education sector throughout the UK.

Patrick Hayes, director of BESA and Chair for Judges for the ERAs said:

β€œWe have been flooded with entries this year from many of the UK’s most innovative and dynamic education companies, and our esteemed judges have put in a phenomenal amount of effort carefully analysing each of the applicants and debating their many merits. To be shortlisted as a finalist is an outstanding achievement and one that companies can take real pride in. Congratulations to all of the finalists, I look forward to seeing the winners announced at the gala award evening – the β€˜Oscars’ of the Education Suppliers sector – in March.”

Education Resources Award Finalists Shortlist 2017

Early Years Resource or Equipment – Non ICT

  • Bloomsbury Education – Reducing Educational Disadvantage
  • Brian Clegg – Little Brian Paint Sticks
  • Hope Education – Chalkboard People
  • Learning Resources – Puzzle Globe
  • Thinking Products – PIP Kombi
  • Yellow Door – Let’s Investigate Range

Early Years Resource or Equipment – Including ICT

  • 2Simple – Mini Mash
  • 3P Learning – Reading Eggs
  • Busy Things – Busy Things
  • Educater – STATonline
  • eyLog – EyLog – Early Years Log / eyMan – Early Years Management
  • EZ Education – Doodlemaths
  • iCompute – iCompute in the EYFS
  • Yellow Door – Come Alive Traditional Tales and Nursery Rhymes Apps

Primary Resource or Equipment – Non ICT

  • Association for Science Education – Why You’ll Never Catch Smallpox
  • Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) – The Power of Reading
  • EasyRead Time Teacher – EasyRead Time Teacher Classroom Set
  • Learning Resources – STEM in Actionβ„’
  • Raintree – No Nonsense Spelling
  • Rising Stars – Rising Stars Mathematics
  • Scholastic – Short Reads
  • Tennis Foundation – Primary Schools Tennis Teachers DVD Resource
  • Twinkl Educational Publishing  – Twinkl Imagine
  • YPO – Brain Boosters

Primary Resource or Equipment – Curriculum learning resources including ICT

  • 2Simple – 2Build a Profile
  • Charanga – Charanga Musical School
  • Avantis Systems – ClassVR
  • LGfL TRUSTnet & ROAR Educate – CyberPass
  • Ascent Information Technology – HUE Animation Studio
  • Ascent Information Technology – HUE HD Pro Classroom Camera
  • 3P Learning – Mathletics Primary
  • Oddizzi – Oddizzi
  • Picture-News – Picture-News Poster Packs
  • Lego Education – WeDo 2.0

Primary Resource or Equipment – Tools for leadership, management and assessment including ICT

  • Double First – Engage (School Management Software)
  • Frog Education – Frog Progress
  • School Explained – Learning Ladders
  • World Vision International – Literacy Boost Teacher Training Video Modules
  • C.E.M. Durham University – MidYIS
  • Scholastic – National Curriculum Tests
  • National Foundation for Educational Research – NFER Tests Suite 2
  • Optimum Reports – Otrack
  • Pupil Asset – Pupil Asset Tracker
  • SSS Learning – Secure, online, CPD-accredited safeguarding training for primary schools
  • Educater – STATonline

Special Education Resource or Equipment – Non ICT

  • Brian Clegg – Little Brian Paint Sticks
  • GL Assessment – SEN Assessment Toolkit
  • LDA – Max and Me, A story about sensory processing
  • LDA – Otis the Robot (series of books and manual)
  • Little Creative Days – Pojo and the Chest of Dreams Create and Show Kit

Special Education Resource or Equipment – Including ICT

  • B Squared – Evisense
  • Charanga – Anyone Can Play Within Musical School
  • Educater – Educater Send
  • Little Bridge – Little Bridge
  • Touch-type Read and Spell (TTRS) – Touch-type Read and Spell (TTRS) Online

Secondary Resource or Equipment – Non ICT

  • Association for Science Education – The Language of Mathematics in Science
  • English and Media Centre – EMC Full Text Study Editions
  • PG Online – Computer Science and D&T Teaching Materials
  • Portal Training – Sweet – Succeeding within Education Employment & Training
  • Scholastic – Strategic Targets for Educational Progress/Success
  • Tennis Foundation – Beyond the Baseline Employability & Skills Log Book
  • Tennis Foundation – Cardio Tennis Teacher Resource
  • Tennis Foundation – School of Tennis Resource
  • The Alcohol Education Trust – Talk About Alcohol Resource Folder
  • Wrightype Design – My Bodyboard

Secondary Resource or Equipment – Including ICT

  • 3P Learning – Mathletics Secondary
  • Avantis Systems – ClassVR
  • EDLounge – EDLounge Virtual Classroom
  • Firefly Learning – Firefly
  • Frog Education – Frog Play
  • Genee World – Project Flow
  • NetSupport – NetSupport DNA (Education Edition)
  • Satchel – Show My Homework
  • The Alcohol Education Trust – Talk About Alcohol Learning Zone
  • This is Language – thisislanguage.com

Educational Book Award

  • Crown House Publishing – Making the Leap
  • Crown House Publishing – The Art of Being Brilliant series
  • Crown House Publishing – The Feel Brave series
  • Crown House Publishing – The Opening Doors to Quality Writing series
  • iCompute – Computational Thinking Puzzle Workbook: Ages 7-11
  • LDA – How to…Support pupils with Autism Spectrum Condition in primary school
  • Scholastic – Read & Respond Literacy Programme
  • UCL IOE Press – Politics: Lessons in Power and Democracy

Free Educational Resources

  • Bonacia – Once Upon a Dream
  • Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) – Poetryline
  • Creature Media – Tina the T.Rex by National Geographic Kids & Rehab Studio
  • Promethean – ClassFlow
  • TES Global – TES Resources
  • The Consortium – Collaboroo
  • Twig World & Imperial College London – Reach Out Reporter
  • Which? (Consumers’ Association) – Which? University

General Classroom Resource

  • Direct-ED Printing Services – Personalised Exercise Books
  • Helix Trading – Maped Bunny Innovation Sharpener
  • Helix Trading – Maped Color Peps Gel Crayon

Leadership in Education

  • Donna Barratt – Head, Glebe Primary School, Harrow
  • Patrice Canavan – Head, Oaklands School, Tower Hamlets
  • Sarah Bailey – Executive Head, Queensbridge Primary School, Hackney
  • Sharon Gray – Head, Netherfield Primary School, Nottingham

Educational Establishment of the Year

  • Belvidere School, Shrewsbury
  • Northampton School for Boys, Northampton
  • St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School, Birmingham
  • Swimbridge CE Primary School, Barnsley

Education Exporter of the Year

  • Avantis Systems
  • C.E.M. Durham University
  • The Consortium
  • Whizz Education
  • Yellow Door

Marketing Campaign of the Year

  • Bonacia
  • KCS (Kent County Supplies)
  • PMW Communications
  • RHS Campaign for School Gardening
  • Scholastic

Start-up of the Year

  • Kapture 8
  • Language Magnet
  • Lumici Slate
  • Spaghetti Maths
  • Studytracks
  • TeacherIn
  • VotesforSchools

Supplier of the Year – Less than Β£1 million annual turnover

  • Axis Education
  • Bonacia
  • EdPlace
  • eyLog
  • PG Online
  • 123 Learning
  • School Explained
  • Zzish

Supplier of the Year – Β£1 million to Β£10 million annual turnover

  • 3P Learning
  • Avantis Systems
  • bksb
  • Firefly Learning
  • Joskos Solutions
  • New ERA Education
  • Philip Harris (Findel Education)
  • Satchel
  • Smart Kids UK
  • Twig World

Supplier of the Year – Over Β£10 million annual turnover

  • Complete procurement service offered by ESPO
  • EES for Schools
  • Hope Education
  • Promethean
  • Smoothwall
  • TES
  • Testimonials Service Offering: Environmental Impact; Charities; Case Study
  • The Consortium
  • TTS Group – Education Resources
  • YPO

Outstanding Achievement

  • To be announced on the evening.

Winners will be announced at a gala event to be held atΒ The National Conference Centre, Birmingham on the second evening of The Education Show, Friday 17th March 2017.

Sponsors and supporters include some of the best known names in the education industry including MapedHelix and YPO – the UK’s largest publicly owned buying organisation, who is currently rewarding over a thousand schools across the UK, with a share of Β£2 million of YPO’s Share of Profits Loyalty Scheme. Β 


BESA’s directors and a wide range of members are available for comment. To discuss this story further, contact: Mark Rosser mark@besa.org.uk / +44(0)20 7537 4997

About BESA:

BESA, the British Educational Suppliers Association, is the trade association covering the entirety of the UK educational suppliers sector. It operates on a not-for-profit basis, and is accountable to an Executive Council that is elected by member companies.

It has an 80-year heritage serving the UK education sector, and represents over 400 educational suppliers in the UK, including manufacturers and distributors of equipment, materials, books, consumables, furniture, technology, ICT hardware and EdTech to the education market.

Working closely with Department for International Trade (DIT), BESA helps take over a hundred companies overseas every year to a wide range of important export markets, from the US to Malaysia and China, providing intelligence briefings, logistical support and often substantial bursaries.

BESA has a Code of Practice to which all members must adhere, along with a stringent membership process, both of which assure schools of a high standard of quality.

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

About Brilliant Marketing:

Brilliant Marketing 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 ERAs (Education Resources Awards).

Chris Milton, Brilliant Marketing Solutions

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