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Posted: 07/02/18

Online training business scores award hat-trick

A Mansfield-based online educational resource company has scooped a national award for the third year running at a prestigious learning technology event.

bksb were selected as Company of the Year for companies with a £3m or more turnover for the third year running at The Bett Awards

Up against eight other companies, bksb scooped the Company of The Year award for businesses with over £3 million turnover at The Bett Awards dinner in London on Wednesday 24 January.

The Bett Awards event celebrates and rewards the inspiring creativity and innovation that can be found throughout technology for education.

Coinciding with Bett, the world’s leading event for learning technology, the awards are considered the highest accolade in the industry.

Entries were judged by education experts, who evaluated each entry based on its appreciation of the sector’s needs and commitment to supporting education standards.

Harvinder Atwal, managing director at bksb, said: "This is the third year in a row that we have been presented with the Company of the Year title at the Bett Awards. This prestigious accolade is a reward for the innovative thinking and hard work that our team puts into our market-leading assessments and resources on a daily basis.

“I'm extremely proud that bksb are recognised for the impact our English and maths eLearning products have had on millions of learners around the world.” 

Patrick Hayes, director of BESA, the trade association representing the educational suppliers industry, 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 bksb – their teams should be extremely proud of receiving an accolade that is recognised across the world.”

A subsidiary of West Nottinghamshire College, bksb is based at the i2Centre, off Hamilton Way, and has seen its online learning resources used by more than 25 million people and thousands of education-providers across the world since it launched over 20 years ago.

In the UK alone, over 89% of colleges and hundreds of schools, training providers, local authorities and employers use its solutions to improve teaching and learning.