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Hilary Devey

Facts About Hilary Devey

Celebrated Name Hilary Devey
Age 65 Years
Nick Name Hilary Devey
Birth Name Hilary Lorraine Brewster
Birth Date 1957-03-10
Gender Female
Profession Businesswoman
Birth Nation England
Place Of Birth Bolton
Nationality British
Ethnicity British-White
Religion Christian
Horoscope Pisces
Father Arthur Brewster
Mother Wyn Cross
Marital Status Married
Husband Malcolm Sharples and Philip Childs (Ex-Husbands)
Sexual Orientation Straight
Children Mevlit
Net Worth $80 Million
Source of Wealth Entertainment Industry
Height 5 feet 7 inches or 1.70 m
Weight 65 KG
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown
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Hilary Devey was an English businesswoman, television presenter, television personality, author, as well as an entrepreneur. She made her fortune launching Pall-Ex, a palletized freight network. She made her TV debut in "Secret Millionaire" in 2008 which was followed by "The Business Inspector", "Dragon's Den", "The Intern", "Running the Shop" and more. She made her debut as a guest panelist on the ITV lunchtime chat show "Loose Women" on 18th June 2015. Her book "Bold As Brass: My Story" was released in 2012. Sadly, she died on 11th June 2022 following a long illness. 

Hilary Devey Dies At 65

On 11th June 2022, Devey passed away. She dies at her holiday home in Morocco at the age of 65. Her death cause was due to a long illness. Tributes were paid by her former Dragon's Den co-stars Theo Paphitis, who said Devey "left [them] with some fantastic memories, may she rest in peace;" as well as Duncan Bannatyne, who tweeted he was sad to hear of her passing, noting that Devey had died "too young", and Deborah Meaden, who described her as "unique in every way," adding that she "brought grit and warmth with her into the den."

What was Hilary Devey Famous For?

  • Being a businesswoman, television presenter, television personality, and entrepreneur. 
  • For her role on the BBC Two program Dragons' Den until she left to present the Channel 4 series The Intern.

Where was Hilary Devey From?

Devey was born with the birth name of Hilary Lorraine Brewster on 10th March 1957 She was from Bolton, Lancashire, England. She holds British nationality and her ethnicity was British-White. Her race was White. She lastly celebrated her 65th birthday as of 2021. Her religion was Christianity and her zodiac sign was Pisces. About her parents, she was born to her father, Arthur Brewster, and her mother, Wyn Cross. When she was seven, her father was declared bankrupt. Her father then earned living managing pubs and hotels. She left school at the age of sixteen, and served for a short while in the Women's Royal Air Force, in air traffic control and the supply accounts department; she was stationed at RAF Brize Norton. Devey later moved to London. 

British Businesswoman and TV Presenter, Hilary Devey

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Hilary Devey Career Timeline

  • Hilary Devey launched Pall-Ex, a palletized freight network in 1996, which was the third palletized goods distribution network to be launched in the UK. 
  • Pall-Ex is the network that was based on the well-established hub-and-spoke express parcels distribution model: this form of pallet network was pioneered by Palletline in 1992. It has more than 90 network members and has annual revenues of £59.947 million. 
  • She is also a TV personality and has featured in several television programs, including Secret Millionaire in 2008, in which she donated more than £70,000 to the Back Door Music Project and the Syke Community Centre in Rochdale.
  • In March 2010, she was the presenter of The Business Inspector for Channel 5.
  • In February 2011, she joined the panel of the BBC Two program Dragons' Den which she left in June 2012.
  • In September 2012, she presented her final program for BBC Two, a mini-series called Hilary Devey's Women at the Top, a joint Open University and BBC Two production. 
  • In April 2013, she began hosting a new series, The Intern.
  • In June 2015, she hosted the show, named Running the Shop.
  • On 18th June 2015, she made her debut as a guest panelist on the ITV lunchtime chat show Loose Women.

Awards and Achievements

  • Vitalise Woman of the Year Award in 2008
  • Honorary Doctorate of Law by the University of Leicester in 2010 for her services to the industry 
  • Other UK domestic awards have included the Sir Robert Lawrence Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in 2009 
  • The personality of the Year in the International Freight Weekly Awards for 2010 
  • In July 2012, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration by the University of Bolton, for services to business 
  • Appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), in the 2013 Birthday Honours, for services to the transport industry and charity 
  • On 16 April 2014, she was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration from the University of Wolverhampton 

Who was Hilary Devey married to?

Hilary Devey was a married and divorced woman. She married twice during her lifetime and both of her marriage was a failure. Her first husband was Malcolm Sharples (married in 1976; divorced in 1978)​ and her second husband was Philip Childs ​(married in 2011; divorced in 2013)She had a son named Mevlit, whom she claimed in 2013 had successfully overcome drug addiction. In 2012, she shared a story on BBC Radio 4 about her mother's discovery, years into her relationship with Devey's father, that he already had a wife and four children. She herself discovered that her ex-partner was also already married with five children. Her sexual orientation was straight. 

Hilary Devey and her ex-husband Philip Childs

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Moreover, she had campaigned for various charities, including Carers Trust, of which she became vice-president in 2012. She donated to charity one penny for each pallet distributed by the Pall-Ex network through her 'Penny a Pallet' scheme. 

How much was Hilary Devey Net Worth?

Hilary Devey was a successful businesswoman, television presenter, television personality, and entrepreneur who had left huge assets when she dies. Her net worth was estimated to have been around $80 Million at the time of her death. She made this fortune from her acting and business career. Launching, Pall-Ex, a palletized freight network, it has annual revenues of £59.947 million. On 31 July 2021, the organization had a turnover of £117.6 million from £87.2 million in 2020. She previously lived near Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, England, but then relocated to Boylestone in Derbyshire. She also had a house in London and villas in Morocco, Spain, and Boca Raton, Florida, and for a time, owned a mansion in the state, which she sold in 2014 for £5.42 million. She was living a lavish lifestyle prior to her death. 

How tall was Hilary Devey?

Hilary Devey stood at the perfect height of 5 feet 7 inches or 1.70 m. Her weight was 65 KG at the time of her demise. She had a blue mesmerizing eyes and her hair color was brown. 

Did You Know?

  • Devey was a Bolton Wanderers supporter.
  • She was a fan of rock band Status Quo.
  • She also supported the Stroke Association, for which she became a patron in 2010.
  • She was an ambassador of the British Citizen Awards, a ceremony held bi-annually to reward everyday individuals and their contribution to society.