A WEIGHT-LOSS support group has been named as one of the most exciting new businesses in the region after being shortlisted for a new awards programme.

Lynda Leadbetter, who lives in Winsford, runs Beeweighed, which has more than 200 members and offers a weekly weigh-in and a group support meeting – with two sessions in Rudheath.

The group has now been recognised in the StartUp Awards National Series, which recognises the booming start-up scene across the UK which has accelerated since the pandemic began.

There was stiff competition with more than 2,500 applications received in response to the first-ever call for entries.

Lynda said: “I’m extremely honoured to be a finalist in these awards.

“I truly believe the support of my groups is helping hundreds of individuals in their health and wellbeing.

“Beeweighed is a slimming/weight-loss support group where you can get weighed irrespective of what diet plan you follow, receive support from myself and from fellow members.

“I have more than 20 years’ experience helping individuals lose weight and am massively passionate about helping people achieve their weight-loss goals.

“Having lost over four stone myself I understand the ups and downs of losing weight.”