(Left to right): 2013 FHT Excellence award winners, Claire Owens, Donna Davis, Angela Green, Amanda Brooks, and Geraldine Flynn.

FHT members receive awards for exemplary work in therapy practice and training

We were delighted to present five members with their 2013 FHT Excellence in Practice and Education awards at a special presentation lunch on 13th November, at the prestigious Coombe Abbey Hotel, near Coventry.

Launched in 2011, the awards recognise and celebrate the exemplary work being carried out by members of the FHT, who practise or teach in the fields of complementary, holistic beauty and sports therapy.

Those who received a 2013 FHT Excellence award were:

  • Donna Davis, MFHT – who has carried out research into the benefits of the Massage in Schools Programme, which introduces peer-to-peer massage to children in schools;
  • Geraldine Flynn, MFHT – who provides a micropigmentation service to individuals experiencing hair loss through alopecia and cancer treatment;
  • Angela Green, MFHT – who developed an education programme for qualified therapists, to help them further their knowledge and skills when working with cancer patients;
  • Claire Owens, MFHT – who developed an early intervention programme to help students and parents identify stress and manage their own health;
  • Amanda Brooks, MFHT – who is a passionate and widely respected teacher and expert in Health Kinesiology.

All five ladies were presented with their awards in front of a distinguished audience, made up of representatives from hospices, NHS hospitals, professional health and therapy organisations, private health insurance providers, and the education sector.

John French, FHT Chief Executive Officer, said: ‘For more than 50 years, FHT members have been helping to support the health and well-being of the nation, and passing their expertise on to future generations of therapists. The FHT Excellence awards are a fantastic opportunity to highlight to the therapy industry, stakeholders and beyond, the many diverse ways in which our members are using their therapeutic skills to enhance the lives of others.’    

Entries for the 2014 FHT Excellence awards will open in February 2014. For more information, please visit

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