Sure, we’re going to say good things about Earwig. We’re biased. So we thought you’d like to hear what the very un-biased national press, education experts and awarding bodies have been saying about us too…
What the Education Industry says
We were delighted to be shortlisted as one of six finalists for the Best SEN Resource Award at the 2016 BESA Education Resources Awards. SEN is an important area of education for Earwig. Earwig is in many SEN schools as it is far easier to track evidence of therapies and non-academic progress using images and video than written reports. One of our Co-Founders, Emilie-Kate has a son with SEN so it’s a need close to our hearts.
It feels good to win, doesn’t it! In Sept 2015 we were announced as the winner of the Best Resource Overall award at the Teach Secondary Technology & Innovation Awards. This award meant a lot as not only are they very high-profile but we are pleased to be recognised as a software just as well suited to all levels of school education, not just primary school.
One of our founders, Emilie-Kate Kidd was selected as one of five finalists for the Editor’s Choice award in the prestigious Women in IT awards the largest and most prominent women-in-technology event in the UK. Other finalists came from corporations such as Barclays, Vodafone, Unilever and Virgin.
One of course we’re pleased to be nominated for any award but this one was particularly sweet as this one was from the internationally recognised tech magazine The Inquirer who shortlisted Earwig as ICT company of the year for the The Inquirer Magazine’s Tech Hero awards 2015 just on the merits of its innovative and cutting edge technology alone.
BETT is a big deal as anyone in Education knows. So to be shortlisted for an ICT company of the year BETT award in our second year of trading was a wonderful surprise.
What do you say when the Department of Education calls you up to ask if they can use Earwig in a video as an example of how technology is improving education? Well you don’t say no!
If even the highest level of Education authority in the UK thinks we’re a good job – we’re on the right track!
We were delighted to be featured in The Daily Telegraph, twice!
The first article called Earwig “The app that is lightening the load for hard-pressed teachers” and the second, a year later, “Earwig gets a good end-of-school report”.
In July 2015 The Sunday Times ran a huge feature on Earwig and called us “A business that is changing how schools operate”.
The article likened Earwig to innovative businesses such as Uber or Spotify which have changed the way life operates.
It was well timed too as it gave us great publicity towards our crowdfunding with Crowdcube and enabled us to raise enough investment for the next round of software development.