I honestly didn't have a weight problem in my younger years, I had put weight on after settling down with my wife, I dieted and lost it,  then put it back on, dieted once more and lost it again, stopped dieting and then put it back on and some more, then I did the Atkins diet lost it again and then put it back on !  Same again with the Lighter life diet and the Cambridge diet. Lost it all and put it all back on and quite a bit more..... I had my band in 2015 and have lost almost 9 stone..... Ive just turned 47 and never felt better...!!!!!   Supporting others is now a huge part of my life.



Banded 2 years now - had a rocky start and required further surgery, but halved my weight and at target now through hardworking and determination.




Ive had my band in for 14 years now - Wouldn't swap my band for the world - had a great weight loss but I am fully aware of the ups and down the band journey can bring.  Happy to give advice from the 'horses mouth'



Renato Zaccheddu

I have helped may people achieve their dreams and aspirations following weight loss.



Marc McDermott

Marc is a certified Trainer in NLP, Hypnosis, Time Line Therapy® and NLP Coaching, and is in the Master Trainer Program. He is teaching NLP certification trainings and conducting Personal Breakthrough sessions, as well as coaching and consulting in the business sector.

"It always struck me early on in life that speaking the right words at the right time could fundamentally change someone permanently for the better"

Marc has 20 years experience working with individuals and organisations, to eliminate unwanted patterns of thinking, and achieve their true potential for success. His philosophy is that when you let go of what’s been holding you back, that leads to more success and fulfilment in your professional and personal life, and ultimately to achieving the life you’ve been dreaming of. This is turn helps the big picture of helping to transform the World into a better place, which is ultimately his aspiration.


James Griffiths

I am a personal trainer here to help you get the most from your weight loss journey! Oh no not a PT, don’t worry I am not your typical scream and shout, give me 1000 press-ups until you are sick trainer.  I have 6 years of experience behind and a degree in sports and exercise science that has allowed me to help everyone one from bankers to brides to be transform their bodies and build the confidence and knowledge to be successful forever.

 Can’t wait to be part of your weight loss journeys  


Alison Woodley

Specialist Bariatric Dietitian - Alison has joined our Friends as our recipe and meal plan developer.  We look forward to the tasty delights coming our way.

Hi I’m Alison. I’ve been a qualified dietitian for more than 7 years, having worked in a variety of areas for both the NHS and private companies. My favourite part of the job is working with people and helping them maximise their health and wellbeing. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the smile on someone’s face when they have reached their goal. I enjoy cooking and adapting recipes to make them more healthy, nutritious and balanced and the saying “happiness is time spent in the kitchen” is certainly true for me. I am a member of the British Dietetic Association and the Health and Care Professions Council.

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