2019 FHT Excellence Awards Finalists Announced

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The FHT is delighted to announce the finalists for its prestigious 2019 FHT Excellence Awards, which showcase how professional therapy practitioners and trainers are making a difference to those living and working in their local community.

This year’s FHT Excellence Awards finalists are:

 

FHT Complementary Therapist of the Year

Rebecca Ayres

Julie Crossman

Jackie Hamilton

Emi Howe

Lorraine Millard

Louise Summerscales

 

FHT Sports Therapist of the Year

Rebecca Ayres

Alexandra Fraser

Emily Pollington

 

FHT Beauty Therapist of the Year

Alison Day

Fiona Murphy

Joanna Taplin

 

FHT Student of the Year

Elle Bussey

Samantha Killian

Philip Norton

 

FHT Tutor of the Year

Katherine Creighton Crook

Marie Duggan

Carol Samuel

 

FHT Local Group Coordinator of the Year

Dee Kelsall

Carina Stinchcombe

Hazel Tudor

 

Christopher Byrne, FHT President, says: ‘Every year, without fail, the shortlisting process leaves our judges feeling truly humbled and privileged, as it gives us a unique insight into the amazing work our members are doing on a daily basis. Good luck to this year’s finalists and as always, keep up the excellent work. What you do matters.’

The winners of the 2019 FHT Excellence Awards will be announced at a special FHT Conference to be held at The King’s Fund, London, on Friday 29 November, where guests will be able to hear from leading experts in education, research and integrated healthcare (see fht.org.uk/conference  for more details). Tickets start from just £75 but spaces are limited – book now to avoid disappointment and to take advantage of early bird prices.

We’re looking for inspirational sports therapists to enter the 2019 FHT Excellence Awards

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Have you or a sports therapist you know helped an athlete transition from a debilitating injury to full recovery?

Given an athlete the tools to overcome mental and physical challenges that resulted from injury?

Worked as part of a team providing vital pre- and post-event treatment or injury prevention strategies ensuring athletes perform at the highest level?

We want to hear from inspirational therapists that are raising the bar in sports therapy excellence for this year’s FHT Excellence Awards. If that sounds like you or a therapist you know, enter yourself or nominate them for FHT Sports Therapist of the Year.

The winner of the category will receive a trophy, certificate and £250, presented at the 2019 FHT Conference, taking place on Friday 29 November at The King’s Fund, London. They will also be featured in International Therapist magazine and the Winners Guide, shared with our national and regional press contacts.

Other categories in this year’s awards are:

This is your time to shine! Entries close 28 June.

Find out more and enter/nominate

 

Last year’s winner for FHT Sports Therapist of the Year was Nefeli Tsiouti, MFHT:

2018 FHT Sports Therapist of the Year

An international member of the FHT, Nefeli (centre) is a sports massage therapist with a background in dance and dance science. As such, the focus of her work and research has been to improve health and reduce injury in dancers, performing artists and other movers in general. From first-hand experience, Nefeli knows how prone this group is to injury and that some performers, such as breakers (or break dancers), are not invested in properly when it comes to injury prevention education. To address this, she collaborated with other dance and medical experts to conduct research and offer conditioning, strengthening and injury prevention workshops and lectures to dancers in several different countries.

Speaking about her win, Nefeli says: ‘I am honoured to have received the Sports Therapist of the Year award since it gives me international recognition for my work as a researcher and a therapist. FHT has been a very supportive organisation, and I know that this award will open many more doors for me and my career.’

Could you or a therapist you know be our 2019 Beauty Therapist of the Year?

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Have you or a beauty therapist you know supported a client to overcome low self-esteem?

Helped a client with a condition affecting their body image and witnessed profound changes in their confidence?

Raised the bar in beauty therapy excellence?

For this year’s FHT Excellence Awards, we’re keen to hear about inspirational beauty therapists that have made a real difference to the lives of their clients. If that describes you or a therapist you know, enter yourself or nominate them for 2019 FHT Beauty Therapist of the Year.

The winner of the category will receive a trophy, certificate and £250, presented at the 2019 FHT Conference, taking place on Friday 29 November at The King’s Fund, London. They will also be featured in International Therapist Magazine and the Winners Guide, shared with our national and regional press contacts.

Other awards categories include:

This is your time to shine! Entries close 28 June.

Find out more and enter/nominate

 

Skin and facial specialist, Cristina Coelho, MFHT, won the title of FHT Beauty Therapist of the Year in 2017:

2017 FHT Beauty Therapist of the Year

Cristina (right) was awarded FHT Beauty Therapist of the Year for providing excellent customer service. She uses a non-invasive, holistic and person-centred approach when creating facials for her clients, taking into account the vital role vitamins play in helping to keep the skin healthy and vibrant.

Her award nomination was accompanied by more than 30 client testimonials, from male and female clients seeking treatments for ageing concerns, sun-pigmentation, hypersensitive skin and acne, amongst others. One client, whose face has a number of lesions caused by a condition called discoid lupus, commented ‘I feel Cristina is committed to helping me, which calms my fears and encourages me to be patient as my skin continues to heal’.

Speaking about her award, Cristina says: ‘I’m so pleased to have won FHT Beauty Therapist of the Year. My passion is to achieve outstanding results for my clients and make them look and feel their very best, so I’m truly grateful that this has been recognised. I carefully research and source the best technology and products available in order for my clients to attain and maintain excellent skin health, and my overall aim is for clients find my bespoke facials as effective as they are enjoyable.’