Devey, who made her fortune launching freight network Pall-Ex, but became well known by appearing on TV shows Dragons’ Den and The Intern said she was “flattered and flabbergasted” to be named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
“It is wonderful to receive such recognition, but this should be less about me, and more about the charities that I support and the amazing transport sector in which I am privileged to work,” she said.
Also awarded a CBE is Dale Murray who co-founded Omega Logic in UK and introduced the technology that allowed pre-pay mobile phone users to top up their handset at shops and banks.
Holly Tucker and Sophie Cornish, the founders of retail platform notonthehighstreet.com, received MBEs in the list of a hundred or so business people honoured by the Queen.
Others honours in the world of business go to, Business Matters columnist, Phil Orford, chief executive of the Forum of Private Business, and Oli Barrett, creator of the Tenner young enterprise scheme for school children and co-founder of StartUp Britain, who both receive MBEs.