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BETT Awards 2017 winners revealed

The winners of the 19th Bett Awards have been announced at an awards dinner held at The Tobacco Dock, London

Posted by Rebecca Paddick | January 26, 2017 | Technology

The annual 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 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

Busy Things

Highly commended


Letterland Stories A-Z Apps

Primary Digital Content


First News

First News Literacy iHub

Highly commended

Discovery Education

Espresso – Great Fire of London

Secondary Digital Content



Educake Science

ICT Tools for Learning, Teaching and Assessment – classroom aids


Just2easy Toolsuite

ICT Tools for Learning, Teaching and Assessment – whole school aids



Digital Devices



Chromebook ProLine

Highly commended


C-Pen Exam Reader

ICT Special Educational Needs Solutions


Filisia interfaces ltd


ICT Leadership and Management Solutions


Edukey Education Ltd

Class Charts

Highly commended

Show My Homework

Show My Homework

ICT Innovator of the Year



Highly commended


ICT Services and Support


Plum Innovations Ltd

ICT Exporter of the Year




Highly commended

GL Education

ICT Company of the Year - Less than £3m turnover

School Cloud Systems

Highly commended


ICT Company of the Year - Over £3m turnover


Highly commended

Firefly Learning

Free Digital Content / Open Educational Resources


FutureLearn for Schools

International Digital Education Resource

Twig World

Tigtag CLIL

Highly commended

Soundtrap AB

Soundtrap for Education

Educational Apps

Edoki Academy

Busy Water

Highly commended

Yellow Door

Come Alive App Collection - Traditional Tales and

Nursery Rhymes

Best Education Support Resource for Parents / Home Learning

Komodo Learning Ltd

Komodo Maths

Highly commended

Whizz Education

Maths-Whizz Home Version

EdTech Start Up Company of the Year



Highly commended



Higher Education / Further Education Digital Services



Highly commended



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.”

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