Businesses show they are Fit for purpose

Sarah Montgomery and Danielle Fletcher from Allstate NI receive the Best Corporate Wellness Award from Gary McArdle representing category sponsor Cathedral Eye Clinic. Photo: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye.

A NUMBER of leading businesses including Randox and Allstate were among a clutch of winners honoured at the inaugural Northern Ireland Health and Fitness Awards.

Randox Health picked up the award for Health and Fitness Product/Service of the Year while Allstate NI won Best Corporate Wellness Programme, with NI Co-Ownership Housing Association being highly commended in the category.

There were 20 awards across 16 categories recognising the outstanding commitment and contribution from the north's top health and fitness individuals, companies and community engagement initiatives and were independently judged by a highly experienced panel from the health and fitness industry which included former Ulster, Ireland and British Lions rugby star Stephen Ferris and Centra ambassador and leading nutritionist Jane McClenaghan,

The event in the Crowne Plaza Belfast, attended by 500 guests, celebrated the outstanding achievements of the local health and fitness industry. It was presented by Strictly Come Dancing star and health and fitness advocate Gemma Atkinson and Q Radio's Ninja Warrior Ibe Sesay.

Centra sponsored the awards, and its brand manager Jennifer Morton said: “This was a fantastic way to recognise the hard work, passion and dedication of people in the health and fitness industry here. We were inundated with entries, and the judges were humbled by the stories from people dedicated to improving physical and mental health.”

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