FHT Excellence Awards 2020 now open for entries


The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) has announced entries are now open for its prestigious 2020 FHT Excellence Awards.
First launched 10 years ago, the Awards aim to showcase how therapists are making a difference to people living in their local community – from helping clients to improve their health and wellbeing, to providing tailored learning and support to students and qualified therapists.

For 2020, a brand new category is set to be introduced. The ‘FHT Green Therapy Business of the Year' has been created in recognition of the growing number of therapists and suppliers embracing sustainability, as well as those looking at ways to make therapy products and practices more environmentally friendly.

The full range of awards categories are:
  • Complementary Therapist of the Year
  • Sports Therapist of the Year
  • Beauty Therapist of the Year
  • Student of the Year
  • Tutor of the Year
  • Local Group Coordinator of the Year
  • Green Therapy Business of the Year
Those who enter the awards can self-nominate or put forward an inspirational colleague or team. In addition to gaining much deserved recognition, the winners will also receive a certificate, trophy, logo (for marketing materials) and PR support to help spread the word in their local area, and nationally.

Commenting on the awards, Christopher Byrne, FHT President, says: "As a professional association, we know the incredible work our members are doing, on a day-to-day basis, to help others. The FHT Excellence Awards are a great opportunity to celebrate these achievements and show the world at large not just what ‘best practice' looks like, but what a difference therapies can make to others, through real-life examples.

"Now, more than ever, is the time to demonstrate how our industry can help support the NHS and our nation's health and wellbeing, when the worst of COVID-19 is behind us and it is safe for therapists to return to full practice."

The closing date for entries is 30 June. Finalists will be published on the FHT website in August and the winners announced later this year.

For more information and to apply for the FHT Excellence Awards, visit fht.org.uk/awards