A SLIMMING World consultant feels "honoured" after her work in helping members achieve their dream weight was recognised.

Claire Mountford, who runs a group on Tuesdays at the Travelodge in Lowton, is one of 150 high-achieving team developers across the UK and Ireland that were praised at an event recently.

The Team Developer Thank You Day took place at the head office in Derbyshire where consultants swapped tips about delivering weight management services.

After graduating from the Slimming World Academy in 2015, Claire became a consultant and supports other consultants in the Leigh area too.

This year mark's Slimming World's 50th birthday.

Claire said: “It was a real honour to be invited to the special day at Slimming World HQ, and in Slimming World’s golden birthday year it feels extra-special.

"The day itself was so inspirational from start to finish.

"To have had the opportunity to meet and share ideas with other top-performing consultants and managers was an experience I’ll never forget.

"I left Derbyshire brimming with ideas and raring to get home, and there’s no doubt the insight will enable me to improve the support I give to other consultants in the area.

"This will allow anyone who attends Slimming World in Leigh and Lowton, including the members who attend my Slimming World group each week, to get the very best possible service and support to achieve their weight-loss dreams.

"It’s great to be able to tell people in Leigh that they have some of the best Slimming World groups in the UK and Ireland on their doorstep."