About us

We can trace our roots back to the 60s, when biochemist Dr Alan Howard (1929-2020) started to research the perfect diet. Since 1984, when The Cambridge Diet, as it was known then, became commercial in the UK, thousands of people from all over the world have used our help, support and products.

We’re now a connected team of over 200 employee stakeholders, headquartered in Corby, Northamptonshire, where we also manufacture the majority of our products.

We’re a Direct Selling business. That means we have a network of self-employed Consultants across our owned markets who work one-to-one with dieters. We give Consultants all the support they need to run their own business, which means they can choose their hours, giving them a job that suits their lives and families with some fab rewards and recognition along the way. Perfect!

Just like the one-to-one nature of our Consultants and Dieters, employee stakeholders ensure they’re connected with each other to support and nurture, creating a welcoming, and warm environment where you’ll be challenged and developed.

Our Global Headquarters (GHQ) is based in Corby, Northamptonshire and is also where we manufacture all of our sachets, bars, meal packs and tubs.

We’re proud to be a zero-landfill company. All the waste products generated at our site in Corby are either sent for recycling or used in energy from waste reprocessing.

Proud of our history

  • 1960's

  • 1984

  • 2005

  • 2009

  • 2010

  • 2014

  • 2018

  • 2018/19

  • 2021

  • 1960's

    Dr Alan Howard (1929-2020) started to research the perfect diet

  • 1984

    The Cambridge Diet became commercially available

  • 2005

    Management Buy Out setting the foundations for future growth

  • 2009

    Cambridge Weight Plan became the new name of the business

  • 2010

    Creation of our Employee Benefit Trust (EBT) setting us on our journey of being an Employee-Owned business

  • 2014

    We became 100% Employee Owned

  • 2018

    Financial Freedom with the last loan instalment paid that was used to set up the EBT

  • 2018/19

    Rebranded to The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan

  • 2021

    Launch of our 5 Year Strategy targeting growth and expansion