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BTL Group Ltd wins the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Excellence in International Trade

BTL Group Ltd wins the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Excellence in International Trade

BTL, a global edtech provider which this year celebrates its 35th anniversary, has been recognised in the United Kingdom with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The award for International Trade relates to its outstanding success in the assessment industry.

BTL’s SaaS assessment platform, Surpass, has supported international test delivery for well over a decade, and recent growth in North America has seen it expand its base of operations with a new office to support USA and Canada based clients. BTL now employs more than 150 people across both locations (UK and North America).

Surpass, the company’s premier examination technology is used for the secure creation, delivery, marking and reporting of paper and computer-based tests with more than 25 million examinations delivered to date. Surpass is used by governments, schools, colleges, universities, and high-profile professional certification bodies in fields such as healthcare and finance.

In most recent times, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Surpass has demonstrated that it is the perfect solution for supporting innovative organisations wishing to continue assessment operations during a turbulent time. Rather than suspend essential assessment activity, Surpass Community members can switch from centre-based testing to remotely invigilated models that allow the learner to be examined from home.

Keith Myers CEO of BTL Group Ltd. commented:
“Receiving the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade is a significant milestone in our journey and a great achievement for our team. We are delighted that for some time, Surpass has been recognised as the solution of choice on the international stage, a key strategic aim during my time as CEO at BTL. Globally, we are seeing some staggering changes in how assessment is conducted as a result of COVID-19, and I’m proud that all our hard work to date means that we are able to help the world adapt qualifications for secure online delivery.”

Andy McAnulla, President of BTL Surpass Inc. added:
“We’re delighted with the success we have already achieved in the USA and Canada. This award is a true reflection of our hard work in making Surpass an internationally recognised success story. Our mission is to improve the assessment experience for everyone, and with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise alongside our other awards for product, people and services, I’m confident we are making a positive difference, even in these troubled times.”

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