Awards, Affiliation & Membership

Award plaques and certificates

Find Out What We’ve Achieved

We’re proud that our people, product and company has won or reached the final stages of many prestigious awards, locally, nationally, and internationally.

Awards – People

Silver 2019 Stevie Award Winner for Women in Business

Silver Stevie Award for Women in Business

Sonya Whitworth – Winner 2019

In October 2019 Sonya was named as the only UK finalist for a Stevie Award for Women in Business, in the Female Executive 11-2,500 employees category. This award reflects Sonya’s fantastic leadership at BTL, and the influence she’s had on the growth of the company. Watch Sonya accept the award at a ceremony in New York.

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Bradford Means Business Apprentice of the Year

Patrick Butlin – Finalist 2019

Patrick joined BTL’s IT team fresh from college in July 2017, and his enthusiasm, passion, and readiness to learn made him ideal for the role. Over a short time, Patrick grew in confidence to become a valuable team member widely respected by colleagues, and earned a well-deserved place as a finalist of the 2019 Bradford Means Business Awards.

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e-Assessment Awards Lifetime Contribution Award

Bob Gomersall – Winner 2017

BTL’s chairman, Dr Bob Gomersall received the Lifetime Contribution award at the 2017 e-Assessment awards in recognition of his passion for education and technology, and his innovation approach to business.

Awards – Surpass: The Assessment Platform

ATP 2017 Innovations in Testing

Association of Test Publishers Innovations in Testing

High Fidelity Image Viewer – Winner 2017

The high-fidelity image viewer in Surpass won a top prize at the Association of Test Publishers Innovations in Testing conference. The image viewer was designed to deliver super high resolution image sets during medical examination, and this prize is a reflection of how the innovative functionality in Surpass can enhance the assessment experience. Read more.

Awards – BTL Group Ltd.

The Sunday Time: SME Export Track

The Sunday Times WorldFirst SME Export Track 100

47th Fastest Growing SME – 2019

BTL came in at number 47 on The Sunday Times WorldFirst SME Export Track 100, recognized as one of Britain’s fastest growing small to medium-sized companies for international sales over the last 2 years. Read more.

Yorkshire Post Fastest 50

Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Yorkshire – 2019

BTL was recognized as one of the region’s top 50 fastest growing companies, growth drivers of the Yorkshire economy. As a company passionate about the local area, this was a fantastic achievement. Read more.

Affiliation & Membership

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Association of Test Publishers (ATP)

Associate Member

As an associate member of the Association for Test Publishers (ATP), a non-profit organization representing providers of tests and assessment tools or services, we are committed to promoting and advancing the integrity of assessment services and products and their value to society.


Federation of Awarding Bodies

Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB)


We are proud to be an affiliated member of the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB). FAB has a long history of representing the UK awarding market and is instrumental in ensuring best practice and quality in the education and assessment of learners within the UK.

e-Assessment Association

e-Assessment Association (eAA)


For many years we have been a sponsor and champion of the e-Assessment Association (eAA), a not-for-profit membership organization based in the UK for consumers of, producers of, and those with an interest in e-Assessment. Membership to the eAA is free and you can register here.