British businesswoman, investor and expert business speaker Hilary Devey CBE made her fortune following the launch of one of the UK’s first pallet distribution companies, Pall-Ex. Launched in 1996 Pall-Ex was only the third company of its kind in the UK and quickly became a multi-million pound business success.
Many will know Hilary from her time spent as a business management speaker on the BBC 2 series Dragon’s Den where she appeared alongside other notable business speakers and investors including Duncan Bannatyne and Deborah Meaden. As well as appearing on Dragon’s Den, Hilary Devey CBE has worked as a business management speaker and presenter for a number of other British business-related television series. Devey worked as the presenter on the four part Channel 5 documentary The Business Inspector.
More recently Hilary Devey CBE has appeared as a business management speaker and expert advisor on the Channel 4 series The Intern where she gave three young contestants a chance to trial a week in the job of their dreams. Devey has also appeared on a number of other Channel 4 productions including Hotel GB where she once again offered her business expertise in an attempt to help a group of unemployed young people secure stable careers.
Before becoming a business management speaker and successful business owner Hilary Devey CBE spent a short period of time serving in the British Royal Air Force where she worked in air traffic control and supply accounts.