Awards, Affiliation & Membership

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.

Award plaques and certificates

Company Awards

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise: International Trade 2020

Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Excellence in International Trade – 2020

BTL was recognised with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for excellence in International Trade. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the UK. Read More.

GOLD 2020 Stevie Winner: American Business Awards

Gold Stevie Award: American Business Awards

Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year – 2020

BTL Surpass Inc. was named as the Gold Stevie Award winner with a submission that focussed on recent innovations such as adaptive testing, BYOD testing and remote proctoring. Read More.

SILVER 2020 Stevie Winner: American Business Awards

2x Silver Stevie Award: American Business Awards

Fastest Growing Tech Company of the Year | Achievement in Growth – 2020

BTL Surpass Inc. won a Silver Stevie Awards in the categories of ‘Fastest Growing Tech Company of the Year’ and ‘Achievement in Growth’, due to rapid increase in revenue, employees, and the number of examinations delivered through Surpass amongst other growth factors. Read More.

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, recognised 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 recognised 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.

People Awards

Silver 2019 Stevie Award Winner for Women in Business

Silver Stevie Award: 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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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.

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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.

Surpass: The Assessment Platform Awards

GOLD 2020 Stevie Winner: American Business Awards

Gold Stevie Award: American Business Awards

Student Assessment Solution – 2020

The Surpass Platform was announced as the Gold Stevie Award winner for ‘student assessment solution’, with an entry that showcased intuitive tools for collaborative test development, authentic test creation to facilitate real-world skills testing, and the ability to create rich-media content for an enhanced candidate experience. Read More.

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 the Surpass platform can enhance the assessment experience. Read more.

Affiliation & Membership

Global ATP Association of Test Publishers: Proud Member

Association of Test Publishers (ATP)

Associate Member

As an associate member of the Association for Test Publishers (ATP), a non-profit organisation 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.

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 organisation 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.

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.

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Certification Network Group


We are proud to be full sponsors of the Certification Network Group, a force of excellence in the development of credentialing professionals through providing valuable connections, education and resources. The CNG hold regular meetings in Chicago & Washington, D.C. and membership is free.