Kelly Hoppen

Invincible, Not Invisible: The 50 Plus Women DEMANDING to Be Seen (and Heard)

Grace Fodor | Posted 06.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Grace Fodor

We bring our skills, our ideas, our creativity, our mentoring and our history. Studies show that older women bring a sense of rational to a table - we know when to take calculated risks and when to sit back. We're calmer and we're smarter.

Finding your Zen | Interior and Exterior

Rae Duke | Posted 10.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Duke

The term that best encapsulates the dots I am trying to join up here - spirituality and home design - is well being: that is our 'elephant'. Whether it's the thread count of the Egyptian cotton sheets you're sleeping on, your newfound yoga addiction, or unquenchable prayer/meditation habit that keeps you sane, we're all essentially doing the same thing when it comes to these lifestyle choices.

Setting the Table for Christmas

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 03.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Hoppen

The dining table is one of my favourite things about Christmas - the smells of dinner, music around the table - putting the sounds of the Rat Pack on at Christmas encompasses the season for me.

How Not to Lose Your Identity When Dressing for Work

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 18.09.2016 | UK Style
Kelly Hoppen

When dressing for work every day, it's so easy to get consumed by the stresses of what to wear. The most important thing to keep in mind when balancing dressing for work and allowing your identity to show through your clothes is keeping your own personal touches at the forefront.

Are You a Passionpreneur?

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 13.08.2016 | UK
Kelly Hoppen

It is often said by successful business figures in the public eye that they couldn't have achieved what they did without the support of others. I am a firm believer in continually evolving and learning from people in your business community and your own team.

How to Invent a Space - My Conversation at SohoCreate

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 11.06.2016 | UK Style
Kelly Hoppen

One really interesting point that was raised was today's reliance of technology in the design community. I'm all for networks like Instagram and Pinterest and I can see the value and convenience, but there's something to be said for seeing things with our own eyes.

Inspiring Times at the WIE Awards

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK
Kelly Hoppen

I saw powerful speeches from international lawyer Miriam González Durántez, Caroline Rush, CEO of the British Fashion Council, Aldijana Sisic, chief of the UN Trust Fund to end violence against women and Professor Frances Corner, head of the London College of Fashion, UAL.

A GREAT Time in Shanghai

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK
Kelly Hoppen

As a GREAT campaign ambassador I feel that Great Britain and China have a phenomenal opportunity to create partnerships and business together. The festival has been a fantastic platform to build on new and existing relationships in a new economic climate. It was an honour to have the Duke of Cambridge there to be as part of this pioneering event and it makes me proud to be British!

How to Be a Woman of the Future

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 30.12.2014 | 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? | 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 | 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? | 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.