Sal McKeown coped with the optical illusion of BETT 2013 – more is less – to pick her Inclusion Top 20
"Bett feels smaller this year," said Sarah Lawrence, a speech and language therapist from west London. Despite hearing from show organisers i2i that BETT 2013 was bigger than ever, I knew just what she meant.
When you stand in the middle of the five main aisles and can see both ends of the hall at ExCel it is hard to believe that two halls and a balcony's worth of stands from Olympia fit into that one space. But since the cavernous ExCel hall is more compact than the grand old lady of west Kensington, it meant that Sencos (special needs co-ordinators) did not get so footsore going round the show – and this year there were some real little gems.