An unusual life of extraordinary circumstances.
Who is Heather Mills? She is a woman who has encountered an unusual life of extraordinary circumstances. A woman that has an inert ability to defy and conquer anything that falls in her path...
One of Heather’s most successful businesses to date is her multi award winning plant based vegan ethical food company, VBites. VBites not only exports to over 24 countries worldwide, but it generates global online sales and has over 130 meat free, fish free and dairy free products in its range.
Heather is one of life’s great competitors and pioneers. Uncertainty is certainly something she has had to manage, embrace and conquer in her remarkable life.
History of Heather Mills to date
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, which she is heavily involved in to this day.
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, broken ribs, and a punctured lung.
1993 - Heather’s career started in the life long development of prosthetics.
2009 - Heather founded VBites, the international multi award winning plant based vegan ethical food company.
2010 - A dream come true, Heather starts a professional career in Alpine Ski racing and goes on to win numerous medals, including 4 Gold Medals for a downhill race in Aspen.
2015- Following on from her passion for winter sports, Heather then became a 3 times world record holder in the winter sports, being the first disabled woman to compete in the Skeleton, the Bobsleigh and the heart stopping Ski Jump.
2015- Then, Heather set one of her most outstanding achievements to date by becoming the Fastest Disabled Woman on the planet, setting a new World Record of 166.84kph in speed skiing.
This was another World Record, making a total of 4 world records in one year for Heather.
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 Sheldin Award: Uncompromising commitment to help others.