Bett Awards: 2014 winners announced

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:

Early Years Solutions
Winner: Rising Stars - Switched on ICT in the Early Years

Primary Digital Content
Winner: Twig World - Tigtag
Highly Commended: Pearson - The Bug Club

Secondary Digital Content
Winner: Mathspace UK Ltd - Mathspace

ICT Tools for Learning and Teaching
Winner: IGGY
Highly commended: LEGO Education - Lego Mindstorms

Digital Devices
Winner: Fourier Education - einsteinTablet+

Digital Collections and Resource Banks
Winner: London Grid for Learning - The History of Computing
Highly Commended: Peters Books and Furniture - ePlatform

ICT Special Educational Needs Solutions
Winner: Inclusive Technology Ltd - HelpKidzLearn - ChooseIt! Maker 3

Free digital content/Open educational resources
Winner: Microsoft - Kodu

ICT Leadership and Management Solutions
Winner: 2Simple Software - 2Build a Profile

Innovation in ICT
Winner: TeacherCentric Ltd - Show My Homework

ICT Services and Support
Winner: Groupcall Ltd

ICT Exporter of the Year
Winner: Promethean Ltd
Highly commended: TTS Group Ltd

ICT Company of the Year (Less than £1m turnover)
Winner: Room Booking System Ltd

ICT Company of the Year (between £1m and £10m)
Winner: 3P Learning

ICT Company of the Year (over £10m)
Winner: Espresso Education

Marketing Campaign of the Year
Winner: Oxford University Press

International digital education resource
Little Bridge World - Little Bridge

Educational Apps
Winner: Daydream Education - Multiplication

Bett stand of the year

Outstanding Achievement
Lewis Bronze, Espresso 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.”

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