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 London, funded from her UK businesses.
Career started 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, fractured skull, crushed pelvis and ribs, and a punctured lung.
1993 - 2008 - Career started in Television, Counselling and Public Speaking.
2008 - 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 landlines 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.