Hilary Devey, star of Dragon’s Den and founder and CEO of the UK’s leading palletised freight distribution network, Pall-Ex, has been appointed Vice President of the new leading carer charity, Carers Trust.

Hilary was a long standing supporter of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, which recently merged with Crossroads Care to form Carers Trust. She has cemented her commitment to the new charity and will continue to act as an ambassador for the cause, which is very close to her heart.

Hilary’s support for carers began in 1996 when she devised a ‘penny-a-pallet’ scheme, through her Freight business, Pall-Ex, .For each pallet delivered by Pall-Ex, one penny is donated to charity, allowing giving to grow in tandem with business success.

Andrew Cozens, Chaiman of Carers Trust, said: “Hilary has been a Patron and long-term supporter of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, donating more than £150,000 over the last five years both through her freight network and personal gifts.
“We are delighted that she has accepted the position of Vice President of Carers Trust and we are very grateful for her continued support and her understanding and commitment to carers across the UK.”