Hilary Devey

CEO of Pall-Ex, Television Personality & Entrepreneur

  • Founder of Pall-Ex
  • Former Dragon on ‘Dragons’ Den’
  • Vice President of The Carers Trust & Patron of The Stroke Association
  • Starred on ‘The Intern’, ‘The Secret Millionaire’, ‘Women at the Top’ and ‘Business Inspector’

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Bold as Brass Hilary Devey
Bold as Brass: My Story

When [post:title] is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

Life Lessons in the Boardroom
Women in Business
Climbing the Corporate Ladder
Palletised Goods Industry
Investing in Start-Ups
Business Leadership

Hilary Devey is famed as the founder and CEO of Pall-Ex, a palletised freight network. Launched back in 1996, Hilary grew her empire to become highly successful and forged a respected name as a female entrepreneur. Having also become a well-known TV personality, Hilary is now booked as a female motivational speaker to discuss topics such as women in business, life lessons from the boardroom, climbing the corporate ladder and entrepreneurship.

For over two decades, Hilary has been the CEO of Pall-Ex, which is a multi-award winning distribution network of palletised goods. The third palletised goods distributor to be launched in the UK, Pall-Ex has earned Hilary a revered reputation as an entrepreneur. Outside of Pall-Ex, Hilary has become a TV personality- appearing on the likes of The Secret Millionaire, The Intern, Loose Women and as a Dragon on Dragon’s Den. She has also been the presenter of Hilary Devey’s Women at the Top and Running the Shop.

Hilary is also the Vice President of The Carers Trust and a Patron of The Stroke Association, commended for her service to charity and the transport industry with the appointment of CBE. She has also been named the 2008 Vitalise Woman of the Year and claimed the Sir Robert Lawrence Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. Other awards have included Honorary Degrees of Business Administration, from the University of Wolverhampton, and Law, from the University of Leicester. Also named as the Personality of the Year in the International Freight Weekly Awards, Hilary has acted as an Ambassador of the British Citizen Awards too.

Forging a respectable reputation as an entrepreneur, Hilary is now booked as a female motivational speaker to empower other women in business. Having spearheaded a highly successful palletised goods company, Hilary knows what it takes to make a business a success and advises audiences on how to climb the corporate ladder. Also covering topics such as women in business, life lessons from the boardroom and entrepreneurship, Hilary Devey empowers women to follow their professional dreams and shows that women can dominate at the top of the corporate ladder.

Official Testimonials

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

“Hilary Devey recently spoke for us at a conference for 120 owners/ managers of small and medium sized B2B supplies companies. The audience was 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

“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 imagine 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 to any of our events in future”

Hassan, Event Director, The Business Show

“I am writing to thank you so much for being the keynote speaker at our 25th Big Birthday Message conference. The talk was simply inspirational and magnificent; you connected with every person in the room. I am so grateful  to you for giving up your time for Llamau and please accept my sincere thanks for making our 25th Birthday Message the resounding success it was”

Chief Executive, Llamau

To enquire about Hilary Devey for your event or corporate function, simply contact us via agent@female-motivational-speakers.com or call a booking agent on 0203 9158 282.