Penny Price recognised with Lifetime Achievement Award
Penny Price, the founder of Penny Price Aromatherapy, has been recognised by the Federation of Holistic Therapists with its Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT), founded in 1962, is the largest professional organisation for complementary, holistic, beauty, and sports therapists, as well as providing support for those training or teaching in these industries.
As part of their annual Excellence Awards, the FHT recognises and celebrates the work that members carry out in their practices each year, as well as those who are passionate about training and education.
A new 'Lifetime Achievement Award' was given for the first time in 2022 to commend an FHT member who has dedicated their career to the health and wellbeing of others and gone above and beyond to give their time to hospitals, charities, and good causes.
The award was presented virtually to Penny by Christopher Byrne, judge, and former FHT President. After being a leader in her industry for more than four decades, starting in 1983, Christopher noted her achievements as an author, aromatherapy tutor, and product developer over the years.
Penny established her own company in 2003, which now has purpose-built academies in the UK, Japan, Hong Kong, and Canada, training aromatherapists and massage therapists, as well as a huge outreach through e-learning. She has also advanced into consulting on formulation and contract manufacture for large cosmetic clients and has since collaborated on several award-winning products.
Commenting on her win, Penny said: "I am stunned, shocked, and truly honoured to have won this prestigious award, which will have pride of place on my mantelpiece at home. I am so happy, thank you all so very much."