Hilary Devey

Entrepreneur and Award Winning Business Woman

Hilary Devey is the Inspirational Founder, Chief Executive and Chairman of The Pall-Ex Group, UK's No. 1 palletised freight distribution network. She is also a respected business commentator and television host appearing as a Dragon on the BBC's business Programme Dragons Den.

"Failure was never an option..."

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  • Entrepreneurship
  • Personal Development
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Risk Assessment


She presents in English.

How she presents

She shares her experiences and encouraging tips on running a business and combines it with straight talking advice and lots of humour.

In Detail

Hilary gained her wealth of experience in the distribution sector, having worked at Littlewood's. She then spent seven years in the retail distribution sector at TNT before leaving to set up her own business. She has been recognised for her contribution to business with an honorary degree from the University of Leicester. Hilary has featured in television programmes including Channel 4's Secret Millionaire, The Business Inspector on Channel 5, the Channel 4's series The Intern and Running the Shop. She is an inspirational role model for both male and female entrepreneurs. Having started from nothing, she now leads a network which boasts a combined turnover approaching £100m and serves numerous blue chip customers.


A hugely inspiring and motivating speaker, Hilary's speeches demonstrate that skills learned as a daughter, wife and mother can indeed be seamlessly transferred to the Boardroom. She is an ardent supporter of women climbing the corporate ladder and passionate about enterprise.



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