Dragons’ Den Hilary Devey earns millions after ‘boss patted her on the head and turned her down’

After being turned down by a bank for cash to start her freight company, former Dragons’ Den star Hilary Devey sold her house and car to raise capital, making millions and success in business

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Hilary Devey Reflects on Her Time on ‘Dragons Den’

Ex-Dragons’ Den judge Hilary Devey has set up a multimillion-pound business after a “ideologically wrong” banker rejected her greeting, patting her on the head. and told her to “take care” of her child.

The businesswoman and former Loose Women panel member, who has died aged 65 after a long battle with illness, has sold her home and car to raise the £112,000 needed to become a success. founded his own company, Pall-Ex.

Tributes have been paid to Hilary after the sad news was announced today, including that of her Dragon teammate, Theo Paphitis, who said: “So sad to hear the lovely Hilary Devey has passed away. She left us all wonderful memories, may she rest in peace.”

After leaving school at the age of 16 and taking on a number of jobs, including in Woman’s RAF, Deborah went on to start her own merchandise distribution company in 1996, which by 2016 was worth an estimated £100 million. .







Hilary Devey received CBE in 2013
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Hilary on Graham Norton Show in 2011
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She was inspired while working as a salesman at a freight company, and heard from one of the drivers that he would have to wait until morning to fully load his truck before he could make the trip. Journeys.

This led her to found Pall-Ex, where drivers pool their cargo, which means more efficient distribution.

In a 2016 interview with This is money, Hilary talked about her long struggle to fulfill her ambition and how she was rejected by a bank when she applied for funding, despite having a precise business plan.







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She said, “The bank manager is a bit of a misnomer, frankly. He patted me on the head, said I didn’t stand a chance. One in three failed businesses told me. Go home and take care of the kids.”

“When the bank turned me down, I sold my house and car, and everything but my son (and myself) for money.

“I need £112,000 to go and that’s my own money.”







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By the age of 40, she had earned her first million dollars.

Hilary rose to fame appearing on The Secret Millionaire in 2008 and then The Business Inspector in 2010.

Her big break came with the BBC’s Dragons’ Den, where the Bolton native’s no-nonsense approach became a hit with fans.

She stayed with the show for just a year after leaving when she landed a contract on the Loose Women panel in 2015.







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Hilary’s personal life has had its turbulent times.

Her mother discovered that her partner, and Hilary’s father, had a secret wife and four other children.

In a strange twist of fate, Hilary revealed what her ex-partner is said to be married with and has five children without her knowledge.

During an appearance on Desert Island Discs, Hilary said she was “devastated” in the 1980s when she received a call from a woman who said she was her partner’s wife and that he had five children.

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