Organised by Brilliant Marketing Solutions and The British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), The Education Resources Awards (ERA) began in 1999, and are now firmly established as the premier annual event to celebrate outstanding success for the suppliers and teaching professionals of the education sector throughout the UK.
The awards highlight and reward the quality and diversity of educational products, resources, services and people as well as the best educational establishments and the most dedicated members of the teaching profession. The ERA’s aims to encourage the raising of educational services & product standards throughout the industry and is recognised throughout the sector as the Accolade of excellence.
There are 18 award categories, covering a variety of curriculum areas, ICT and non ICT. Suppliers are divided into three categories: under £1m turnover p/a, £1-10m p/a, and over £10m. Whether a supplier provides furniture, drumkits, playground equipment, books, sports equipment or software - if a school buys from them, they are in - and since this is the Education Industry Oscars, everybody wants to be in. The awards are judged by a board of independent professionals, among whom are teachers, advisors and education consultants.
Crossbow was first honoured in 2006, when our Eye Level Reading Ruler was a finalist (read "Oscar nomination") for the SEN product of the year (non-ICT) category. We won this category in 2014, for our Visual Stress Collection: the range of overlays, reading rulers, tinted exercise books and the Visual Stress Assessment Pack that comprises our non-ICT set of resources for visual stress relief. The criteria for this award are:
In 2011 and again in 2014 we were finalists for Educational Supplier of the Year (Under £1m turnover). The criteria for the Supplier of the Year awards are the same for all three turnover categories:
Educational Resources Awards Finalist:
Educational Resources Awards Winner