Star Product Award Winners Announced24 Mar, 2016
Earlier this month at Childcare Expo London, the early years community voted for their favourite product or service from a list of nominees to find the winners of the 2016 Childcare Expo Star Product Award. Over 500 show visitors took part in voting, with one lucky voter winning a Mini Mark Maker’s Floor Easel from TTS as a prize for taking part.
With 30 fantastic products and services nominated from show exhibitors, the competition was high for the second year of the awards. Throughout the two day event at Olympia, visitors steadily posted their voting forms at the shows voting station after choosing which product or service they felt was a key, must have resource for early years professionals.
After the show, the votes were counted to reveal in third place, T4Kids with their product the T4Kids™ Tinkering Class Starter set. This set of correctly sized hammers, drill, sanding block and screwdriver is designed especially for early years settings to get children tinkering away! In second place was u-nu Creative Construction, a brand new eco-friendly creative construction set, introducing maths and physics to early years children while fostering an open ended fun building experience.
The winner of the 2016 Star Product Award is, drum roll please, Butterfly Print Ltd with their Butterfly Digital Print Services. Butterfly Digital is a new product using augmented reality that has revolutionised the way nursery groups can market their business and communicate using technology to create an immediate impact. There are endless uses for the technology from using photoboards, prospectus’, leaflets, cards and postcards. Using a free App, Butterfly Digital brings settings to life from any printed materials.
Upon hearing of their success, Butterfly Print director Neil Walsh commented “We are absolutely thrilled and delighted with winning the Childcare Expo Star Product Award. It was wonderful seeing the reaction from visitors to the stand (and there were a lot of them), they were all so positive and we thank each and every one of them.
“We are very confident in our product range and this product in particular has the wow factor but to actually get direct feedback and people to take the time to vote is amazing! We have supported Childcare Expo and attended each one since I set the company up and we are firm believers that this is the best expo around (and we attend a lot) so to introduce a Star Product Award with so many wonderful companies showcasing such wonderful products is a great idea.
“Congratulations to runners up T4Kids and u-nu, again 2 wonderful companies with fantastic products – check them out.”