Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Wellness Services
  • Year established:
    1963
  • Website:
    https://www.weightwatchers.com/uk/
  • Contact
    • WW GBR LTD, Millennium House, Ludlow Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 2SL

About WW GBR Limited

Weight Watchers UK is part of the world’s leading commercial provider of weight management services. The company offers a wide range of food products, publications and programmes for those interested in a healthier lifestyle.

In the early 60s, Jean Nidetch - an overweight housewife in New York - gathered friends together for regular coffee mornings, hoping that by following the same diet and comparing notes she would lose weight. And she did.

The group expanded - and now there are millions of members. There are now more than 6,000 Weight Watchers meetings designed to provide the motivation people need to make better choices and stay healthy for life.

The business works with three values in mind: think differently, get things done and win together. These values are designed to promote courage, focus and collaboration.

The UK branch of Weight Watchers is based in Maidenhead and led by Senior Vice President and General Manager Chris Stirk.


What is it like to work for WW GBR Limited

Leadership
Leadership
As they have employees that are based in multiple locations; their General Manager and SVP UK, Chris Strik uses a range of channels to engage with employees. For example, Chris holds a “huddle”on a weekly basis, where all head office-based employees gather to be updated on key areas of importance.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
To support effective change management, they developed a ‘change toolkit’ for all employees, which consists of tools and techniques that can be used via multiple channels. They also created an interactive virtual session utilising break out rooms and white boards.
My Company
My Company
They launched their Impact Manifesto in February 2018 both through their internal channels and also to the world via their website. They created a "Purpose Filter" for employees to use when making decisions to ensure the company’s are always kept in mind.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Profit Related Payment
    Profit Related Payment

    Companies offering profit related pay to all employees

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Staff:

    1319

  • Staff Turnover:

    22%

  • Male : Female:

    4% / 96%

  • Average Age:

    47

  • Earning £35,000+:

    6%

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