2019 FHT Excellence Awards finalists

Pictured: 2019 FHT Excellence Awards winnersAs part of our annual FHT Conference, we hold the FHT Excellence Awards to celebrate those raising the bar in therapy training and practice.  

This year we had six categories covering the broad range of therapies supported by the FHT: Complementary Therapist of the Year, Beauty Therapist of the Year, Sports Therapist of the Year, Local Group Coordinator of the Year, Student of the Year and Tutor of the Year. 

Once again, the judges were impressed by the quality and number of award entries this year. We would like to say a huge congratulations to all those who were finalists in their category, and of course, our six 2019 winners.  

Pictured (left to right): Hazel Tudor, Elle Bussey, Joanna Taplin, Jackie Hamilton, Carol Samuel and Rebecca Ayres.

Complementary Therapist of the Year 

Winner: Jackie Hamilton 

Finalists: Rebecca Ayres, Julie Crossman, Emi Howe, Lorraine Millard and Louise Summerscales  

Beauty Therapist of the Year 

Winner: Joanna Taplin 

Finalists: Alison Day and Fiona Murphy 

Sports Therapist of the Year 

Winner: Rebecca Ayres 

Finalists: Alexandra Fraser and Emily Pollington  

Local Group Coordinator of the Year 

Winner: Hazel Tudor 

Finalists: Dee Kelsall and Carina Stinchcombe 

Student of the Year 

Winner: Elle Bussey 

Finalists: Samantha Killian and Philip Norton 

Tutor of the Year 

Winner: Carol Samuel 

Finalists: Katherine Creighton Crook and Marie Duggan 

Read more about each of our winners in the Winter issue of International Therapist magazine, due to be published on Thursday 23 January 2020.