Founder  -  VBites Foods Ltd
In August 1993 Heather was hit by a police motorcycle, suffering the loss of her left leg below the knee, a crushed pelvis and punctured lung. To save her amputated leg from constant infection Heather had to go on a plant-based diet. Because of this Heather created the pioneering plant based multi-award winning ethical international Vegan food company, VBites, which now exports to 24 countries, has over 104 plant-based products in its range and has won an incredible 80 awards.
Heather, not only owns 4 purely plant-based manufacturing factories, but is also the owner of VBites Ventures, a company which invests in brilliant plant-business concepts, helping entrepreneurs with plant-based ideas and vision to transform those ideas into fully-fledged businesses.
As well as being an entrepreneur, renowned public and motivational speaker, Heather has worked tirelessly to aid survivors of war and landmine explosions. She has helped raise funds of 18m to clear over 21million sq meters of mine filled land and assisted in excess of 400,000 amputees.
Heather is also a Gold medal winning Para-athlete in ski racing, a World Record holder in 4 winter sports and the fastest disabled female speed skier in the world at 166.84km/ph.
Challenging people’s perception of a plant-based lifestyle and solving the problems with parallel replications
Heather’s seminar will focus on how her entrepreneurial vision enabled her to be one of the leading figures in the plant-based industry for the last 25years and, how she established her multi award winning vegan food company VBites, which now exports to 24 countries, has over 104 products in its range and has won an incredible 80 awards.