Hilary Devey has become a household business name following her appearance on Dragon’s Den, and now takes the top spot for the celebrity we’d most like to receive business advice from, ahead of the likes of Richard Branson, Karen Brady, George Osbourne and Alan Sugar, according to a survey from Jurys Inn and Cross Country Trains.
Whether it is her feisty attitude, her hands-on approach to business or her determination to succeed, almost a fifth (17%) of the 1000 business men and women surveyed would welcome advice from the Dragon. Proving most popular with under 35’s, the research proves that Devey, who is soon to begin a new Channel 4 series, The Intern, offering ambitious candidates their first step on the career ladder, is increasingly becoming a role model for young hopefuls looking to tackle the business world.
Devey, who came top of the list for both men and women was followed by business mogul Richard Branson (13%) and Karen Brady (12%). The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osbourne took fourth place with a tenth of the votes, followed closely by The Apprentice star, Alan Sugar (9%). Business secretary, Vince Cable, was the least popular candidate we'd like to take business advice from securing just 1% of the votes, only slightly pipping Marks and Spencer’s previous Executive Chairman, Stuart Rose (1.1%) to the post.
The research into the habits of business travellers was commissioned by the hotel group in order to get to know its corporate guests ahead of the recent launch of Jurys Meetings, which offers perfectly located, stylish, comfortable meeting places for seminars, conference and training days. Meeting rooms are stylish and light and each location has a dedicated team member to ensure service is efficient at all times. Inclusive prices include room hire, AV equipment and unlimited tea and coffee. Jurys Meetings also includes a 12 Point Service Promise.
In conjunction with the launch of Jurys Meetings, Jurys Inn is offering local businesses across the UK the chance to win a meeting room for up to 10 delegates, by asking people to tweet who they’d like to take business advice from and why to @JurysInnsHotels. For further details visit www.jurysinns.com.