Bett celebrated its 30th birthday in style with the 2014 instalment of its annual learning technology exhibition.
With more than 400 speakers, over 700 exhibitors and around 30,000 visitors, the Bett Show 2014 was the biggest and best yet. Some famous faces were in attendance including Education Secretary Michael Gove MP, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Sir Bob Geldof and Matthew Hancock MP, who on Friday paid a visit to the bksb stand.
The arrival of the Minister for Skills and Enterprise resulted in a large following, as delegates were eager to see where Mr Hancock’s interests at world’s leading learning technology event were held.
Mr Hancock was greeted at the bksb stand by Managing Director, Harvinder Atwal and John Saunders, Chair of the Board. He commented on the importance that he places on identifying individual skills gaps and expressed his delight that bksb not only supply interactive, self-marking assessments and resources to identify gaps, but they also help to improve learners’ Functional Skills through eLearning.
The Minister for Skills and Enterprise was then invited to see how the bksb solutions work first hand by Business Development Manager Andrew Craske. Andrew guided the Minister for Skills and Enterprise through the bksbLIVE platform, and explained that a new GCSE Diagnostic Assessment had recently been launched to meet increasing demand. Mr Hancock was pleased that the bksb range contains clear progression routes, giving learners aspirations for achievement.
The Managing Director of bksb, Harvinder Atwal, explained that she was delighted that the Minister for Skills and Enterprise chose to visit the bksb stand.
“It was a great honour for bksb that Matthew Hancock chose to visit our stand out of over 700 exhibitors at Bett; this reflects our status as one of the leading suppliers of education solutions in the UK. His enthusiasm and passion for learning through technology was evident – he expressed a sincere interest in the bksb skills development solutions and the positive impact they are having on millions of individuals every day. At bksb, we share his vision for a nation of individuals empowered by better skills.”