Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Kelly Hoppen Life Story Interview….
Kelly Hoppen MBE is an English interior designer, author and proprietor of Kelly Hoppen Interiors. From 2013 to 2015, she was a “Dragon” on the BBC Two’s Dragons’ Den.
In 2011, Hoppen presented her own show on Channel 5 called Superior Interiors.
On 11 August 2013, Hoppen became one of the new dragons on BBC Two’s Dragons’ Den following the departure of Hilary Devey.
Kelly left The Den after three series in 2015 to focus on her business.
In January 2014, she launched her first e-commerce store: www.kellyhoppen.com with a self-designed interiors accessories range.
The same year, the Daily Telegraph ranked her as the 2nd most influential female interior designer in Britain.
Hoppen has also partnered a select number of licensees to offer a range of other home products including fabrics, shutters, paints, scents, furniture, wallpaper, taps, prints and products on QVC UK.
Enjoy an Exclusive interview with Kelly & Alex Belfield:
Hoppen is of Jewish and Irish descent.
She began her career at the age of 16 when she was given the opportunity to design a family friend’s kitchen.
She has designed for a number of celebrities, including David and Victoria Beckham; and Martin Shaw, who was one of her early clients.
She has designed the homes, yachts and jets of private clients, as well as commercial projects in several countries, including hotels, restaurants, offices and aircraft.
Some of Hoppen’s most recent projects include a collaboration with Pearl Motor Yachts and the design of a LUX* Belle Mare hotel resort in Mauritius.
Recorded by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio 14th July 2015.