The Hilary Devey Story

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Duration: 1 hour

The newest star of the most popular series of Dragons' Den is the larger than life, inimitable giant of the haulage industry - Hilary Devey. She brought a unique style and a whole new language into the Den, and this insightful documentary charts her business career and explains how and why she achieved the success that she has.

We see Hilary return to her Bolton roots, where she gained early experience of business success and failure as she lived through her father's bankruptcy and subsequent business rehabilitation running a variety of local pubs and clubs. We visit the aircraft hangar that (along with the rats and a single toilet shared with 50 blokes) housed the first incarnation of Hilary's continually expanding worldwide empire. Hilary also opens up her home and her heart to discuss the stroke that threatened her life and career only two years ago.

Her fellow Dragons give their take on how the new girl fitted in, and we're with Hilary as she takes her first steps with some of her Den investments to see how they're getting on.

Credits

Presenter
Hilary Devey
Executive Producer
Sam Lewens
Producer
Jonathan Megson
Director
Jonathan Megson
Producer
Zoe Thorman
Director
Zoe Thorman

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