The winners of the 19th prestigious Bett Awards 2017 were announced last night (Wednesday 25 January, 2017) at the Bett Awards Dinner held at The Tobacco Dock, London.
Considered the most prestigious accolade in the industry, the annual Bett Awards represent a partnership between BESA, Bett pioneers and the trade association representing the educational supply industry, and Acential Events, the organisers of Bett, the world’s leading education show.
The awards encourage and recognise outstanding education sector resources, learning solutions and companies. 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.
The winners of the Bett Awards 2017 in each category are:
Early Years Digital Content: Busy Things
Primary Digital Content: First News
Secondary Digital Content: Educake
ICT Tools for Learning, Teaching and Assessment – classroom aids: Just2easy
ICT Tools for Learning, Teaching and Assessment – whole school aids: Tute
Digital Devices: Prowise (Chromebook ProLine)
ICT Special Educational Needs Solutions: Fisilia Interfaces Ltd (Cosmo)
ICT Leadership and Management Solutions: Edukey Education Ltd (Class Charts)
ICT Innovator of the Year: Teacherin
ICT Services and Support: Plum Innovations
ICT Exporter of the Year: Impero
ICT Company of the Year – Less than £3m turnover: School Cloud Systems
ICT Company of the Year – Over £3m turnover: BKSB
Free Digital Content / Open Educational Resources: Future Learn
International Digital Education Resource: Twig World
Educational Apps: Edoki Academy (Busy Water)
Best Education Support Resource for Parents / Home Learning: Komodo Learning
EdTech Start Up Company of the Year: pi-top
Higher Education / Further Education Digital Services: DigiExam
Outstanding Achievement: Andrea Carr (Rising Stars)
Patrick Hayes, director of BESA and chair of judges for the Bett Awards said, “If you’re looking for evidence that the UK EdTech sector is world-leading, look no further than the fantastically innovative winners of the Bett Awards 2017. Our esteemed judging panel of educationalists faced a huge task in deciding which of the hundreds of entries should win or be highly commended.”
“Well done to all the winners. With more outstanding entrants than ever before, it is a remarkable achievement. The global reputation of the Bett Awards means these companies – indeed all the finalists – have an honour that is recognised and respected by educators across the world.”
Rachel Brodie, portfolio director at Ascential Events added: “What makes these Awards different is that they focus on the resources, services and the people that really make an impact on learning and the day-to-day work of the teachers in the classroom.
“I would like to congratulate all the winners of this year’s Bett Awards; their constant determination to achieve excellence in design, delivery and support helps to ensure that the outcomes for students across the world are the very best.”