Duvalay investor Devey dies

Hilary Devey, former Dragons’ Den panellist and mattress investor has died, aged 65.

Devey was on the programme in 2011 when she invested in caravan mattress manufacturer Duvalay, which saw it expand into the mainstream mattress market and introduce the Hilary Devey Collection.

She founded distribution company Pall-Ex in the 1990s, selling her home and car to finance it when her bank refused her a loan. She sold the company in 2019.

She was awarded a CBE in 2013 for services to business and charity, which included being vice-president of the Carers Trust. She was also a patron of the Stroke Association, having suffered a stroke in 2009. She married twice and leaves behind a son, Mevlit.

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