Kelly Hoppen

How to Be a Woman of the Future

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Hoppen

In order to be a successful businesswomen in this male-dominated world, I believe confidence is key. Not only to success, but to happiness. I am much happier with myself today as I have confidence in what I do. Over my life, I have learned so much and I was lucky enough to have a fantastic mentor - my mother.

Stylish And Timeless Ideas To Give Your Home An Autumn Update

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As autumn arrives, we're not only rethinking our wardrobes (out with the sandals, in with the boots), we're also wondering how to integrate new-season...

What's In Kelly Hoppens Beauty Bag?

Antonia Mariconda | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Antonia Mariconda

Kelly Hoppen's flair for design is such that it has earned her numerous prestigious awards, no least her MBE for services to design. The flame haired interior designer and entrepreneur has worked her magic on the homes, yachts and jets of some of the world's most famous celebrities, including David and Victoria Beckham.

Asa Bennett

After Taming The Dragons, What Now For These Young Tea Entrepreneurs?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

After having to decide between three Dragons fighting to invest in their luxury tea blend line "PHOM", things have taken off for 23-year old entrepren...

The Dragons Come Out to Play

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kelly Hoppen

It's been an incredibly fun year being involved with Dragons Den, I've made some wonderful new friends, my fellow Dragons, and had the opportunity to invest in some really remarkable and talented young entrepreneurs. I'm thrilled at how well my first three investments are doing.

Charming Is a Choice

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kelly Hoppen

I wonder if the word 'bossy' is a western term, I can't quite imagine having been in the Kiberan slums someone ever being referred to as bossy. A survivor yes, bossy, I doubt it. So, if you are fortunate enough to have strong-willed girls in your life make sure your words and actions promote their natural leadership skills, empower them not destroy them.

Asa Bennett

This Entrepreneur Turned Down ALL The Dragons And Is Doing Very Well

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK

Dragons' Den ended its latest series on Sunday with a pitch from entrepreneur James Roupell, who dramatically ended up turning down all five Dragons a...

Kelly Hoppen Reveals Her Fellow Dragons' Diet Secrets

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

Dragons' Den star Kelly Hoppen has revealed that she has been getting co-stars like Deborah Meaden and Peter Jones to try a healthy new diet, as inspi...

How Could This Young Entrepreneur Save Your Phone?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Dropped your phone in a puddle? Don't fear, 20-year old entrepreneur Oliver Murphy has invented the answer in the form of Reviveaphone. The young e...

Sirius Programme Supporting Young Entrepreneurs

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kelly Hoppen

Having taken part in Dragon's Den this series and working closely with UK Trade and Investment, I'm now even more aware of the importance of funding and supporting the great ideas of future business leaders. What's particularly close to my heart is nurturing and growing the ideas of young people domestically and into international markets.

Great Business in Britain

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Kelly Hoppen

I am passionate about entrepreneurs and encouraging them to follow their dreams and start their own businesses. That's one of the main reasons I agreed to go on Dragons Den. I've been running my own business now for 37 years and gained a lot of experience which I want to share with others.

How Did Kelly Hoppen Become The Beckhams' Fave Designer?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Politics

Celebrity interior designer Kelly Hoppen joined Dragons' Den this year and has swiftly thrown her weight behind projects like "Skinny Tan" and the "Ru...

After Dragons Den, Will Running Mat Race Off?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK

Fitness instructor Donna Kerr-Foley dreamed up her "Running Mat" as an exercise tool that would help people train outdoors while managing her ladies-o...

Asa Bennett

How Did Two Tan-Lovers Tame The Dragons?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK

Dragons' Den's return to UK TV screens last week saw two plucky entrepreneurs Kate Cotton and Louise Ferguson convince new dragons Kelly Hoppen and Pi...

REVIEW: Dragon's Den - Are Newbies Kelly And Piers Natural Cave-Dwellers?

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

The return of 'Dragon's Den' for its eleventh - yes, I know! - series saw a pair of new dragons brought into the cave to join the familiar faces of Du...

Life Water: Helping Hydrate Those Most in Need

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Hoppen

During summer, everything seems more vibrant, hopeful and liberating. It lifts the mood. Work or play, we are all making the most of the summer days. As the temperatures rise and our energy levels boost it is more vital than ever we refuel our body and minds to keep inspiration flowing.

Why Women Inspire Me

Cerrie Burnell | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Cerrie Burnell

What I do know is for one day, inside the walls of the Hospital Club, I felt listened to, valued and welcomed for who I am. The power of that unity between women is what we need to build upon for a future where everyone can aspire to have their all.

Good Night, Posh?

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

Good night was it Victoria Beckham? Posh Spice cut a tired figure after a power dinner with Kelly Hoppen and Tana Ramsay last night. The es...

Can Women Have It All?

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kelly Hoppen

Having 'it all' or even defining what that means can be difficult. For women, success is often painted in a different light than for men. Success for a woman is more than having a successful career, its about relationships with others, family, friends, community, creative fulfillment.

The New Dragon

PA | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

Interior designer and businesswoman Kelly Hoppen is to join the fearsome panel on TV's Dragons' Den. Show bosses have signed up the 53-year-old for...

Maison 2013: Interior Trends to Watch Out for This Year

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Hoppen

This is the perfect time to spend a little bit of money in new throws, bedding, and cushion covers. Textured pieces I love this season include sheep skin throws on the floor, cashmere covers for hot water bottles and items with mixed textures such as satin mixed with wool or linen mixed with boiled wool.

Top Tips for Decorating Your Home This Christmas

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Hoppen

Although I love all the traditional decorations around Christmas, I also like to add a modern spin on things. In the past, I have painted holly and berries white and added them to a bowl of coloured baubles.

A Year of Achievement, a Year of Inspiration

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Hoppen

As 2012 draws to a close, it is safe to say the past year has represented an inspiring year of achievement and celebration for Great Britain. From the pride in British heritage during the Diamond Jubilee, to the summer Games showcasing the power of individual, we have seen some incredible moments to teach us to embrace and showcase our success.

Great British Design Creating Economic Opportunity

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Hoppen

The looming economic climate has often cast shadows over the prospects for the UK in terms of foreign trade and investments. Yet despite this uncertainty, I feel prouder being British today than I have ever done.

Business 101: Taking Stock

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 26.08.2012 | UK
Kelly Hoppen

As part of my role with the UK Trade & Investment I am keen to help businesses become more successful by offering my own expertise. Last week I met with the team from Kenneth Turner , who I connected with via the UKTI, to offer a bit of advice and mentoring.