Healthier Weight (the trading name for Weight to Go Ltd) is exclusively devoted to the management of overweight and obese patients. No other healthcare organisation in Europe provides such a comprehensive range of obesity surgery and weight loss programmes.
The company was formed in 2003 by Dr David Ashton after life long interest and five years intensive research into effective weight management models from around the world. The underlying philosophy of our service was that;
- Obesity should be regarded primarily as a health issue
- The environment was having a huge impact on an individual’s ability to control his/her weight
- Managing weight in today’s environment, therefore, was a skill to be learned
- Everyone has the capacity to change
The Healthier Weight Medically Supervised Weight Loss Programme was established first. The programme was highly structured, decision free for participants (because it used nutritional products so there is no anxiety about what to eat) and easy to follow. The original programme lasted for 10 weeks and concentrated on the behaviours needed for long term weight loss. The emphasis was highly practical – i.e. on what can be achieved realistically by people in their daily lives rather than a theoretical model. A "quick start" five week weight loss programme was subsequently added.
To increase product compliance and improve weight loss results we decided to manufacture our own range of Weight to Go™ nutritional products to include shakes, soups, meals and energy bars. As the British taste for locally sourced, good quality ingredients has grown we have responded by providing delicious portion controlled meals made with the finest ingredients, sourced from small scale specialist producers and carefully prepared using the most advanced cooking methods.
Although we have had patients lose up to 15 stones and more on the Weight Loss Programme, there is undoubtedly a group of people who are unable to achieve such success. For those with more serious weight problems we have developed an outstanding surgical programme using only a handful of elite surgeons to ensure optimal outcomes. We can quite confidently say that we offer the most comprehensive range of surgical interventions in Europe.
Weight to Go (WTG) Ltd has invested significant time and money developing the necessary infrastructure to provide such a comprehensive weight management service. We have been extremely fortunate to have financial backing from a group of very powerful private investors and have thus not had to rely on venture capitalists. The two main investors are Charles Auld, ex Chairman and Chief Executive of BMI Healthcare, the largest private provider of healthcare in the UK, whose other business interests include Easipetcare, and Mr Charles Peel, founder of Peel Hunt Stockbrokers and a well known and respected city figure. Both sit on our Board of Directors and their support and guidance is highly valued.
All employees are offered the opportunity to have a stake in the company through a generous share option scheme.
Company Registration Number: 4883839
Vat Registration Number: 808041651