Award-recognition for mental health providers

Award-recognition for mental health providers

Fortis Therapy and Training shortlisted for six awards – and won one so far!

A mental health service provider is being recognised locally, nationally, and internationally as it makes the finals in three prestigious award ceremonies.

Fortis Therapy and Training Ltd, who provide complete mental health and emotional wellbeing services to schools, businesses, and private clients, has been shortlisted for six accolades in recent weeks and has already taken home its first trophy.

At the Business Excellence Forum & Awards, held in Telford in April, Fortis was awarded ‘Best Service-Based’ business in front of 1,500 delegates from across Europe. On the night, Founder and Managing Director Alexis Powell-Howard was delighted to have found that the business had also been shortlisted in the ‘Best Customer Service’ category, and that she was named as a finalist for the ‘CEO of the Year’ award.

In early April, Grimsby-based Fortis received nominations for The Small Awards, which recognises small businesses up and down the country for their growth, creativity and commitment to their local communities. On 9th May, the team of associate therapists and counsellors will find out if they are the winners of the ‘At Your Service’ award for best small service business at a glamorous ceremony in London.

Alexis Powell-Howard, Managing Director of Fortis Therapy and Training, winning the Best Service-Based Award at Business Excellence Forum & Awards 2019 with ActionCOACH, John McHale.

This follows Fortis’ shortlisting for the Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards, where the business is nominated for the Pepperells Innovation Award for their pioneering whole-school and whole-organisational programme for positive culture change, TRIBE. Alexis has also been shortlisted for the first ever Tillett’s Business Woman of the Year award.

Alexis said: I am incredibly proud of everything Fortis has achieved.  We are a team of people who are passionate about providing the best service and support we can – treating people as people and not as a number.  We work across all sectors and are having fantastic results and feedback.

This awards success follows an ambitious year for Alexis and the team, which saw the opening of Fortis Hull, the business’ first dedicated space for therapy in the city, and the relocation of Fortis Scunthorpe to a larger space.  The business started 2019 with expansion of the team, recruiting ten further therapists and counsellors, and two new business administration staff.

Alexis said: We have had a period of growth this year and so it has been important for us to be ahead in terms of meeting demand so that the clients, organisations and businesses we support continue to be our priority and we keep to our values ensuring excellent service.


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