Kelly Hoppen

Charming Is a Choice

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 08.04.2014 | 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.

Young People Are Our Tomorrow – So Let’s Trust in Them Today

Martina Milburn | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK Politics
Martina Milburn

We must unearth the potential in our young people today by nurturing their talent and giving them opportunities. They are, after all, the talent of tomorrow.

Who Rules the World...

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Hoppen

Today is International Women's Day and for me it has already gotten off to quite the start. I opened the London Stock Exchange this morning alongside 49 other UK businesswomen, which showcased the talent and success of women in this country.

My New Earth Couture Collection for London Olympics 2012

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 21.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Hoppen

Neon was a bit of a departure for me... I'm the Queen of Taupe after all! I thought it was a fresh addition to the collection and would be a trend on the runways. Neon brights are everywhere this season so I'm glad my bold choice was right on the mark.

Your Home for the Holidays

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 21.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Hoppen

During the holiday season dinning rooms really come into their own as we host friends and family to celebrate the season. Here are a few of my tips on how to host an amazing dinner using items in your own home that brings out the best of your dinning space.

Natasha, Savannah and Sienna - I'm So Proud of My Girls!

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 11.02.2012 | Home
Kelly Hoppen

I am so proud of my daughter Natasha, and my step daughters Savannah and Sienna. Not only have they been very successful in turning their passions into professions, but they are all dedicated to giving something back and making a real change.