Company of the Year (£3m to £12m)
2Simple has been creating simple powerful educational software for schools since 1999. Our mission is simple; to develop technology that improves learning opportunities for young people of all backgrounds and abilities; employing creativity to simplify difficult concepts to inspire children, making learning fun and accessible right across the curriculum. Our range of products has expanded as the needs of educators and learners have changed, coupled with changes to the education sector, so that our resources remain innovative, forward-thinking and inclusive. Our award-winning product suite covers: Primary and Secondary; Assessment and observation; Wellbeing and PE; RSHE and school improvement.
Cloud-based, our products can be accessed by teachers anywhere and at any time, making them sustainable for schools and environmentally friendly by cutting down on printing and photocopying costs for staff, enabling them to share and use resources online both at home and at school. Alongside our products, teachers and parents have access to our free downloadable content, supported by email communications to further ensure these resources have the greatest impact on teaching and learning.
2Simple isn’t just a company, it’s a community…
In 2021/22, Arbor became the leading cloud Management Information System (MIS) in the UK, growing their community of schools and trusts by 98% to reach 3,910 schools and 376 trusts.
And with more schools switching to Arbor in the past year than to all other providers combined, they continue to be the UK’s fastest-growing MIS.
Arbor MIS is designed to help schools and MATs work more easily and collaboratively, with intuitive tools designed to make a difference. 92% of users say that Arbor has changed the way they work for the better.
Their sales have grown by an average of 117% year-on-year for the last three years, and their turnover for the year-ending 30th August 2022 was over £3m.
With a Support Team known and loved across the country, and a partner network representing nearly 1500 schools, Arbor is set up to support schools to work better today, and be ready for tomorrow.
Best Practice Network (BPN) provides accredited training, professional development and a range of apprenticeships, supporting education professionals at every stage of their career.
Recognising the first five years of a child’s life are critical to their future development, we believe training and development in this area can eradicate many challenges children face as they progress through their education and life.
Concero is a company that is different from most other IT support businesses; we build partnerships with the schools we support, we listen first, and are honest about the suitability of every option we provide We have always operated on the principle of ‘Cloud First’ and have successfully moved hundreds of schools to an entirely cloud-based platform – providing massive benefits for accessibility, collaboration, sustainability, and flexibility of teaching and learning.
We are a Microsoft Gold Education Partner and the first company to provide Microsoft Surface SE Laptops to Education, the first company to move SIMS to the cloud via Azure Virtual Desktop and are the largest provider of the Platform Provisioning Programme in the UK Our staff come from many backgrounds, work from many locations, and are supported and encouraged to excel – one of our staff has been named BCS IT Infrastructure and Networks Apprentice of the Year for 2022 – which directly benefits the schools we support.
With our industry partners Microsoft, Tablet Academy, and Senso.cloud, and the incredible schools we’re proud to work with, we are promoting the message of cloud enablement far and wide – and look forward to progressing further in 2023 and beyond.
Joskos has always been dedicated to serving education and educational causes solely with the impact of technology on teaching and learning at the core of every decision. We like to be seen by our customers as their critical friend.
Our existing customers continue to advance in their technological vision due to the advice and support from Joskos including Change Leadership, Education Strategy, Innovation and development of their Vision for Technology. We are also excited to report that over the last year our family of schools has grown significantly and we look forward to working closely with them.
We are proud to be able to offer our schools an end-to-end service that includes strategic consultancy, technological and pedagogical support, maintained services and environment transformation.
Our success in no small part has been due to our the Joskos team made up of passionate, diverse individuals who are devoted to improving the lives of young people.
National Education Group, which operates under the brands The National College and National Online Safety, is the streaming home for high-quality professional development in education settings. We’re a multi-award-winning provider of CPD and have developed a market-leading programme comprising over 2,500 courses, webinars and resources to help education settings meet their statutory training requirements, keep updated with the latest policy, practice and research and drive up standards.
Our training model fulfils the needs of education settings by offering CPD of unrivalled quality which is constantly updated according to customer need; flexible learning; value for money; and full CPD management. Over the last 12 months, we have continued our high-trajectory growth and now provide CPD to over 650,000 users in more than 40,000 settings in over 183 countries.
Our ongoing commitment to R&D will shortly result in the launch of a brand-new website and learning management platform, bringing together The National College and National Online Safety to offer the most comprehensive CPD programme on the market. Our game-changing platform will incorporate the latest features to help education settings enhance, manage and evidence their professional development all in one place, on one platform.
Influenced by the work of leading maths researchers and practitioners, White Rose Maths is a team of highly experienced and passionate maths teaching experts. Guided by our expertise and love of maths, our mission is to train, guide and support all teachers dedicated to nurturing the same enthusiasm in pupils across the globe. We are achieving this through providing a wide range of accessible resources, all expertly designed to assist teaching and learning maths between ages 4 to 16 from anywhere in the world. Not only are we making lesson planning simpler for teachers, we’re changing the future for pupils everywhere.