• BESA & Bett award education innovation

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    Bett Awards 2018

    Some 20 companies were honoured in the recent Bett Awards, while another 12 were highly commended.

    The annual Bett Awards are hosted by trade association BESA, along with Ascential Events, the organisers of Bett. 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 are:

    Early Years Content

    Primo Toys – Cubetto

    Highly commended – Early Excellence Ltd EExAT

    Primary Content

    Oxford University Press Numicon interactive whiteboard software Numicon

    Highly commended – Times Tables Rock Stars & TTS-Group StoryTime Phonics

    Secondary Content


    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 – Conquer Maths.com 

    Free Digital Content or Open Educational Resources

    Frog Education National Theatre on Demand

    Highly commended – CTVC TrueTube

    Service and Support


    Highly commended – Plum Innovations

    Educational Apps


    Highly commended – AstroAlgebra

    Digital Devices

    Data Harvest Group Ltd EasySense Vu+ Data Logger

    Highly commended – Avantis Education ClassVR

    Start-up of the Year


    Higher or Further Education Digital Services


    International Digital Education Resource

    Creaza AS Creaza

    Highly commended – Seppo Seppo

    Exporter of the Year

    GL Education

    Highly commended – WCBS

    Leadership and Management Solutions

    Meritec (CPOMS) CPOMS

    Highly commended – New Media Learning 4Matrix

    Company of the Year – less than £3m turnover


    Highly commended – Edukey

    Company of the Year – over £3m turnover


    Innovator of the Year


    Outstanding Achievement

    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.”


    Stuart O'Brien

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