Hilary Devey

Founder of The PALL-EX Group and former Dragons’ Den star

  • Founder of the PALL-EX Group & Former Dragon’s Den Dragon
  • 2009 Inspirational Woman of the Year- Enterprising Women Excellence Awards
  • 2008 Regional Entrepreneur of the Year
  • 2005 Business Woman of the Year- The Women of Achievement Awards
  • 2004 Midlands Business Woman Award winner

Discover Hilary Devey’s biography of published work below.

Bold As Brass: My Story
Bold As Brass: My Story

Award-winning entrepreneur Hilary Devey is the founder and CEO of Pall-Ex. Spotting a gap in the market, Hilary built her business from the ground up and continues to be an inspiration to women globally, thriving in a male-dominated industry. Hilary is a well-known TV personality and a role model to many, readily offering her extensive experience at the highest level of business as a popular keynote speaker.

Hilary founded Pall-Ex in 1996, with the company quickly rising to success, seeing over £100 million in turnover. 20 years on, Hilary still acts as CEO and Chairman, now using her platform to help other entrepreneurs, featuring as a Dragon on Dragons’ Den, and appearing on The Business Inspector, Secret Millionaire and The Intern. Awarded the ‘NatWest Every Woman Award’ and ‘Businesswoman of the Year 2005’, Hilary is a pioneer for women in business, investigating gender imbalance in senior roles in ‘Hilary Devey’s women at the top’.

Hilary now focuses her efforts on giving back to communities and individuals, awarded a CBE in 2013 for her services to transport and charity. She also provides businesses with her entrepreneurship expertise, regularly addressing topics including leadership, women in business, how to climb the corporate ladder and the palletised goods industry. If you are looking for someone who will not only educate your corporate team but inspire them to achieve, then look no further- Hilary is available to book for your virtual event or webinar today.

Official Testimonials

Hilary Devey is regularly booked to engage audiences at virtual events, read their latest feedback below:

“Hilary Devey went down an absolute storm at this year’s Business Show! She was the final speaker on the last day of the show and hundreds of people remained to watch her. She was interviewed on stage and delivered a thought-provoking seminar full of hilarious anecdotes about her life and her business. With the crowd in the palm of her hand, she eloquently relayed the successes and failures from her life in a way that both captivated and inspired the audience. I approached Hilary’s team knowing that she was a popular figure with a very large fan base, but I never imagined it to be so well received. Even when a herd of people were trying to get Hilary’s autograph and picture at the end of the interview, she handled it fantastically and had a great deal of time for her fans, offering kind words of support and the opportunity to contact her after the show with their queries. It also must be said that Hilary and her team were an absolute delight to work with from start to finish and we’d be delighted to invite her to speak at any of our events in future.”- Hassan Allan, The Business Show 

“Hilary Devey recently spoke for us at a conference for 120 owner/managers of small and medium sized B2B supplies companies. The audience were enthralled by her presentation in which she highlighted her personal journey from childhood, through the trials and tribulations of starting and building a business, to her position today as a highly successful entrepreneur and TV personality. The audience felt Hilary was one of their own, and were inspired to believe that they too had the opportunity to achieve what she has. It was a tribute to her empathy and natural, witty approach.”- David, The Sporting Dining Club 

“If you want a business speaker who can really move an audience, speak from experience and leave the conference delegates motivated and inspired, Hilary Devey is your speaker; she captivated our audience of 300 and had a standing ovation – a rare sight. Unreservedly recommended.”- Jonathan Jay, The Nationwide Alliance of Business Owners 

To enquire about Hilary Devey for your next virtual event or webinar, simply contact The Online Speakers Agency via agent@virtualonlinespeakersagency.com or call a booking agent on 0207 1010 553.