History of Heather Mills 

Born 12 January 1968, UK

1986 - Heather started her business career after leaving home at the age of 14,  successfully building and selling 3 businesses by the age of 20.

1990 - Heather moved to the former Yugoslavia, now Slovenia and became involved in the Balkan Crisis. She setup a refugee crisis centre in London, funded from her UK businesses. And started a career in Charity and Campaigning.

1993 - Returning from the Balkan Crisis to advise the shadow defence secretary, Heather was involved in a road traffic accident in the UK, resulting in the loss of her lower leg, a fractured skull, a crushed pelvis and ribs, and a punctured lung.

1993 - Career started in Television, Counselling and Public Speaking.

2009 - Created VBites, The International Vegan ethical food company.

2009 - Founded VBites restaurants.

2010 - Started professional career in Alpine Ski Racing.

 

Some of Heather's Awards

1996 - Outstanding Young Person of the Year: Overcoming adversity.

1996 - Gold Award for Outstanding Achievement: Outstanding achievement.

1996 - Human Achievement Award: The Times: Outstanding charity work.

1996 - Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize at the age of 28: Work with landmines and amputees.

1999 - Pride of Britain Awards: Saving lives and making the community a better place.

2001 - Croatian Humanitarian Award: from Croatian Prime Minister, Ivica Racan.

2003 - Open University Sesame Honorary Graduate: Philanthropic work on behalf of amputees.

2003 - Melvin Jones Fellow Lion Award: Acknowledgement of work with war victims.

2004 - Inaugural UNESCO Children in Need Award: Commitment to victims of landmines.

2004 - UCI University of California Irvine Fellowship Award in Human Security

2004 - Open University Doctorate

2005 - PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals: Humanitarian Award.

2006 - Graduate Fellowship in Human Security, UCI

2007 - Vegan Society Achievement Awards: Voted the peoples favourite vegan

2008 - Animal Activist of the Year

2009 - VegNews Person of the Year: most successful vegan businesswoman.

2010 - Compassionate Visionary Award: Outstanding work on behalf of farmed animals.

2010 - Easter Seals Lilli and Allan Shedlin Award: Uncompromising commitment to help others.

2006 3rd, Graduate Fellowship in Human Security, UCI

2006 3rd, Graduate Fellowship in Human Security, UCI

Heather Mills, 2008 Animal Activist of the Year

Heather Mills, 2008 Animal Activist of the Year

Heather collecting award

Heather collecting award

Richard Branson carry Heather at the 1996 Outstanding Young Person of the Year Award with Heather was awarded.

Richard Branson carry Heather at the 1996 Outstanding Young Person of the Year Award with Heather was awarded.

2004 UNESCO Children In Need Inaugural 

2004 UNESCO Children In Need Inaugural 

2009 VegNews Person of the Year, Heather Mills

2009 VegNews Person of the Year, Heather Mills

2007 Vegan Society Achievement Awards 

2007 Vegan Society Achievement Awards 

2003 Melvin Jones Fellow Lion Award, Heather Mills

2003 Melvin Jones Fellow Lion Award, Heather Mills

2003 Open University Sesame Honorary Graduate,  2004 Open University Doctorate 

2003 Open University Sesame Honorary Graduate,  2004 Open University Doctorate 

2010 Compassionate Visonrary Award presented to Heather Mills

2010 Compassionate Visonrary Award presented to Heather Mills