Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill is one of the greatest British track and field athletes of all time. A specialist Heptathlete, the pinnacle of her athletic career came in 2012, when she claimed Olympic gold in London and captured the hearts of a nation in the process.
Jessica won three world titles (2009, 2011, 2015) and was European champion in 2010. Displaying extraordinary resilience, Jessica won the heptathlon world title in Beijing, just fifteen months after giving birth. Becoming an Olympic champion served as a springboard for Jessica, opening up additional avenues, particularly media responsibilities, an area in which she has continued to excel since retiring from competitive sport. Featuring in BBC Sport's coverage of athletics, Jessica displays a calm and intellectual demeanour, offering fascinating insight and analysis obtained during her days as an elite athlete.
On her retirement from athletics post the Rio Olympic Games in 2016, Jessica turned her focus to creating her own fitness business that draws on the expertise she gained as a top level athlete to help mainly women be inspired to be stronger and healthier. Jennis is a technology business in the form of an app providing advice on fitness and health for pregnant and post natal women and busy people that draw on her own learnings – always with an emphasis on form and excellence. As founder Jessica is very much at the helm of the business and its evolution. Jessica juggles being a mother of two young children with the business and ambassadorial roles for several companies.
Jessica is a keen supporter of charitable causes and has spent significant time with patients and families in support of The Children’s Hospital Charity and Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity. Both charities are based in Jessica’s home town of Sheffield. Jess is a proud World Book Day ambassador and has taken her interest in literacy one step further, collaborating on a series of engaging and adventure-filled children’s books.