Hilary Devey CBE

Bolton-born Hilary Devey CBE is an entrepreneur, TV presenter, and award-winning businesswoman who, when she launched Pall-Ex in 1996, revolutionised the palletised distribution industry in the UK.

Hilary has become a familiar face on British television, known for her roles in reality shows including Dragons’ Den, The Intern, The Secret Millionaire and The Business Inspector.

Hilary has received of a number of leading industry awards, and in 2009, made history as the first woman to be presented with the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport’s most prestigious accolade, the Sir Robert Lawrence Award.

Hilary has honorary Doctorates from the Universities of Leicester, Bolton and Wolverhampton and was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2013, for her contribution to the Transport Industry and to Charity.

Hilary campaigns tirelessly for various charities, and is the vice president of The Carers Trust and a patron of the Stroke Association.

Establishing a Multi-million pound logistics company Pall-Ex

Describes how Hilary battled against all the odds from her childhood onwards to found the Multi-million pound logistics company Pall-Ex and how she has invested in other businesses through Dragons Den and beyond.


  • Mehmet Gazioglu ACCA: Speaking at The Business Startup Show

    Mehmet Gazioglu ACCA

    10 Mistakes Businesses Make

  • Mavis Amankwah: Speaking at The Business Startup Show

    Mavis Amankwah

    How To Secure Finance When The Bank Says NO! (Alternative Lending options )

  • Louis Alexander: Speaking at The Business Startup Show

    Louis Alexander

    The Credit Card Killer (Store Finance for the SME)

  • Leon Streete: Speaking at The Business Startup Show

    Leon Streete

    How to Take Your Earnings to Your True Potential with 3 Fundamental Online Sales Funnel Steps