Pall-Ex owner Hillary Devey will appear on the next series of the BBC’s Dragons’ Den as one of the entrepreneur dragons.
After being rejected by banks to back her business, Devey sold her house and car to start up Pall-Ex.
Devey told the BBC: “At a time when the banks are failing to invest in British small businesses, I am proud to be able to do my part to support the next generation of UK entrepreneurs.”
Devey will replace James Caan, who quit his role on the show last month. She also appeared on the Channel 4 show Secret Millionaire in 2008 in which she helped struggling projects in Rochdale.