Slimming World is the most advanced slimming organisation in the UK. It was founded in 1969 by Margaret Miles-Bramwell, who remains the driving force behind the company to this day. With the experience of a lifetime's weight problem, it is her enthusiasm and unique vision that has made the Company so successful.
There are now over 16,000 groups held weekly on a nationwide basis via a network of more than 4,500 Slimming World trained Consultants. We welcome 900,000 members to our groups weekly.
Awards and accolades
In 1997, Slimming World qualified for the Investors in People Award, an award that has been retained ever since. And in 2015, Slimming World became the first weight management organisation to achieve a Gold Investors in People award, recognising the highest standards of people development and leadership. Unlike many companies, our main annual investment is not in marketing. Our investment is in training great people to deliver a service to members that's second-to-none.
Slimming World was awarded sixth Best Company to Work For by The Sunday Times in 2004, achieving Best for Leadership and top three for Giving Something Back and retained its top 100 position for four consecutive years. In 2007, we received the prestigious three star Best Companies award, based on the elite ‘Michelin’ style star rating.
Slimming World Consultants receive specific training in diet and nutrition and the role of physical activity in weight control. The highly developed training focuses on facilitating behaviour change in a group environment, acknowledged by experts as being the most effective way to support long-term weight management.
Slimming World founder and Chairman, Margaret Miles-Bramwell was honoured with an OBE in the 2009 Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to the community in Derbyshire and to the field of weight management. Margaret was also awarded an Honorary Degree of Master of the University from the University of Derby in 2010, recognising her remarkable achievement in founding and establishing a Derbyshire company which has contributed to the improved health, happiness and well-being of large numbers of people in the region and nationally.