Five facts about Hilary Devey CBE

Businesswoman Hilary Devey has received a CBE from the Queen. The former star of Dragon's Den has strong links to the Midlands.

  • Hilary once worked at Littlewoods.
  • She runs Pall Ex, a Leicestershire based freight company.
  • She has an honorary degree from the University of Leicester.
  • Hilary lives near Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire.
  • Hilary supports the Stroke Association after suffering a near fatal stroke in 2009.

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