London’s Olympia was transformed into a vibrant showcase of the very best in complementary and natural healthcare last weekend, as camexpo celebrated its 13th edition on 26-27 September.
Show highlights included the announcement of the winners of camexpo’s three prestigious annual awards: Best New CAM Product Award; camexpo Clinic of the Year Award; and camexpo Outstanding Achievement Award.
camexpo Best New Product Award 2015
Audience participation was key to the prestigious camexpo Best New Product Award 2015, which was voted for by visitors to the New Products Showcase on the show’s opening day. Featuring new launches from the last twelve months, the winner of this year’s New Products Showcase award was Pro-Argi-9+ by Synergy Natural Products – The LP Partnership.
“It’s the first time we’ve been at camexpo and it’s been a tremendous show,” says Lorraine Tarbitten from Synergy Natural Products – The LP Partnership. “Its a great achievement for us to win this award, which gives our product the recognition we believe it deserves. It’s a great endorsement going forward and we’re delighted to win!”
camexpo Clinic of the Year Award 2015
Another camexpo winner was Mo Froud, founder of Unity Clinic in Burgess Hill, West Sussex, which won the camexpo Clinic of the Year Award 2015. The award, sponsored by Prof. George Birkmayer NADH, was presented by The CMA’s president Jayney Goddard.
Now in its 6th year, the award was judged on the treatments offered, marketing, client testimonials, unique selling points and all round client experience. The final shortlist also included Seb Contreras & Associates. Osteopaths & Sports Therapists, Knaresborough; Fine Fettle Multi-healthcare, Bookham (winner in 2013); and The Vale Practice in East Dulwich.
The judging panel were impressed by the high quality of entries and their fantastic client testimonials but singled out Unity Clinic, a specialised fertility and pregnancy multi-disciplinary clinic, for this year’s award:
“The winning clinic has dedicated practitioners who work with their clients and look at all aspects of their lives to help put their bodies back into balance and be best placed to achieve their goal. Many came to them who have lost faith in their bodies – perhaps they’ve been told they are infertile or at least may struggle to conceive without the aid of IVF.
“Reading the large number of testimonials, we could see what a life changing difference this clinic has made to a number of people who have now become families!”
“I come to camexpo every year as I like to stay informed and educated in all the new and latest treatments and innovations on offer there. It’s a wonderful event and this year I am so truly honoured – and extremely happy and proud – to have received the amazing accolade of camexpo Clinic Of The Year 2015 on behalf of Unity Clinic,” says Mo Froud.
“Unity Clinic aims to provide a totally integrated and holistic approach to help couples on their fertility journey. At the clinic we have a wonderful team of extremely experienced acupuncturists, we also have a Chinese herbalist, a natural nutritionist, a clinical hypnotherapist, and a fertility and pregnancy massage therapist.
“There is no greater gift you could give to a couple, who have been struggling with health issues preventing them conceiving, than to help them rebalance their body to support and optimise their chances of becoming parents,” she says.
camexpo Outstanding Achievement Award 2015
The recipient of camexpo’s 7th annual, industry-voted camexpo Outstanding Achievement Award was also a popular choice. The winner – Robin Daly founder of cancer charity Yes to Life, enjoyed a standing ovation as he accepted the award from last year’s winner Ruth Duncan, owner of Myofascial Release UK.
Here’s just a few of the few things people have said about him:
“You have been a ray of light over recent months… We really can’t thank you enough for all of the help you gave to Dad… We couldn’t quite believe you existed!… It is hugely heart-warming to feel your fantastic new energy and focus coming into the field… We are so grateful to you for caring about us… Your knowledge shared felt like a gift for us.”
“I have worked with him for just over 3 years now and in that time, he has taught me patience, has helped educate me, nurtured me through the sadness of people we have supported when they have died, has had me in hysterics when he turns up in his cycle gear, and has trusted me with the reins of something he founded with passion 10 years ago to take forward and grow,” says one of his colleagues.
Robin set up Yes for Life ten years ago after he and his family experienced the immense difficulties facing those who wish to use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as part of an integrative strategy when dealing with cancer. This prompted him to try and change the status quo to one where patients’ wishes are respected and supported.
“Amidst stellar support from camexpo for Yes to Life’s 10th year celebrations, I was ‘ambushed’ with a surprise Outstanding Achievement Award!” says Robin Daly.
“The last 10 years have been an incredible journey populated by a huge number of inspiring and wonderful people – both those we have been able to help, and those attracted to support the work of the charity. It’s been an honour and a privilege to be in such company, and I’m thrilled with everything we’ve been able to achieve and inspired by our future plans. Sincere thanks to camexpo for recognising the importance of our work and supporting the charity so generously over the last decade.”