BTL Group Ltd


Salts Mill,
Victoria Road,
West Yorkshire,
BD18 3LF

Contact Details

Tel: +44 (0)1274 203 250

Winners Of

  • 2020 International Trade

BTL Group Ltd. is a global edtech provider, which this year celebrates its 35th anniversary. The company’s premier examination technology, Surpass, is used for the secure creation, delivery, marking and reporting of high-stakes paper and computer-based tests. With more than 25 million examinations delivered to date, Surpass is trusted by governments, schools, colleges, universities and many high-profile professional certification bodies in fields such as healthcare and finance.

Employing more than 150 people in total, BTL serves an international community from its headquarters in West Yorkshire, and has offices in North America to support a growing number of clients based within the USA and Canada. The UK education system is highly regarded around the world – winning the Queen’s Award for International Trade is a testament to the quality of the Surpass product and the value it brings to many of the world’s highest-profile organisations.

Alongside its assessment technology, BTL offers a range of professional services to provide all-round support in the creation and delivery of high-stakes examinations. The company operates a global test centre network of more than 250 examination venues that has seen rapid growth. Elsewhere, BTL’s online invigilation service – which allows candidates to sit important assessments in their own homes whilst being monitored remotely – has enabled many organisations to continue their essential business operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A company with innovation very much at its core, BTL continues to push boundaries in an industry traditionally resistant to change. Its mission is to improve the assessment experience for everyone, and through establishing the collaborative Surpass Community (a growing network of like-minded partner and client organisations), Surpass has become one of the most highly regarded solutions on the market.

On winning the award, BTL’s founder and Chairman, Dr Bob Gomersall commented: “I am delighted that BTL has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade. We are very proud that the technology we provide is used all over the world. Our people come from a very wide background but they all have one thing in common – a passion for what we do and doing it as well as we can.”