Archive: September 2010

New Unislim online launched in Bills Boardroom

28 September 2010

Unislim, Northern Ireland’s leading slimming club, has recently participated in TV3’s third series of popular The Apprentice, as candidates battled to pitch the best strategy for launching the company’s online service. 

Unislim has had huge success and is Ireland’s longest running slimming and health business.  Still operating as a family business, with seventy year old founder Agnes McCourt from Warrenpoint at the helm, the business idea was born when Agnes rounded up a few friends to lose weight with her after the birth of her third baby.  Today, the healthy lifestyle plan incorporates low-GI food with increased exercise for a real change and sustained weight loss that can be kept off. 

The company were excited about the prospect of candidates on the hit TV show brainstorming and coming up with ideas to launch the new online provision and were thrilled to be part of the drama.  Every week each episode ends in a nail biting crescendo in which participants fight for their place in the programme and the opportunity to win a place in Bill Cullen’s team.  Fiona Gratzer, MD of Unislim, was exhilarated by the boardroom drama and was undecided until the very last moment on which team deserved to feel Bill’s wrath.

Fiona had a hard decision, saying, ‘Both teams executed some elements of the Unislim task better than the others.  One team planned a better menu emphasizing that with Unislim you don’t calorie count and focusing on our personalized diet and fitness plans, daily menus and free foods; whilst the other team executed the marketing side of the task with more skill.  However, both teams missed the key element of the task which was to highlight the New Unislim online launch on September 27th with our new online diet club, so that members can access tools and resources and follow our plan from any place, any time and from anywhere.’

To see the episode tune in to TV3 on September 27th at 10.20pm.
Unislim has over 300 classes nationwide with over 1 million users since it was founded in 1972.  For more information contact +44 (28) 302 63703 or log on to

Belfast FASHIONWEEK Model Master Class

07 September 2010

For the first time, FASHIONWEEK will add to its master class series with a model industry master class including top experts from the industry in Ireland as well as special guest, stylist Grace Woodward, who is a judge on popular TV show Britain’s Next Top Model. Taking place on Saturday 16 October, this one day course will allow participants to walk away with portfolio shots by top fashion photographer Khara Pringle as well as learning about how to get on in the industry – how to pose, how to walk, how to manage portfolios and how to stand out at castings.  One lucky girl on the day will be chosen to model in the finale show, giving her a once in a lifetime opportunity to kick start her career. But all bookings include a ticket to the finale show, so everyone will get to soak up the atmosphere. For more information or to book your place on the course, please email or call: 02890324437

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