Ruth is an engineer and entrepreneur, who was Young Engineer for Britain in 2006 with her idea – the StairSteady.
Setting up he first company at age 16 in 2006. Ruth now runs a number of national and international companies, including Stairsteady, a toy company and an Artist development academy.
Based in Sheffield, in 2009 she became the youngest person to be on Management Today’s ‘35 Women Under 35’ and winner of the Women of the Future ‘Young Start’ award.
Ruth is a trustee of the Sheffield Youth Theatre, an actor with the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain and involved with the Fair Trade Steering Group for Sheffield South Methodist District Circuit. Passionate about the festival she is currently one of the four Team Leaders of the Taxi Team at the festival.