Hilary Devey

Dragons' Den

Former Dragon in the Den between; 2011-2013 Hilary was chosen due to her experience, as a business woman with a proven track record and wealth of knowledge. As well as having the expertise needed to scrutinise fledgling entrepreneurs when they enter the Den, Hilary worked with Peter Jones, Theo Paphitis, Duncan Bannatyne and Deborah Meaden.

Commenting on her role in 2011, Hilary says: -

"At a time when the banks are failing to invest in British small businesses, I am proud to be able to do my part to support the next generation of UK entrepreneurs. In order to set-up Pall-Ex in the mid-nineties, I had to sell my house and car to get the start-up capital necessary to fulfil my business ambitions, as none of the banks appreciated my potential. I would have loved the opportunity to have stood before the Dragons, and I will remember my own experiences and the realities of running a business today, when choosing to support - or reject - the budding entrepreneurs joining me in the Den."