International recognition for Lincolnshire mental health provider

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

Fortis Therapy and Training Ltd, which provides 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 also 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 May 9, 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 ceremony in London.

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.”