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Ruth Amos - Motivational Speaker
Business Entrepreneurs and Famous Young Entrepreneurs, Motivational Women Speakers
- Writing for a competitive world
Ruth Amos, age 24, is Managing Director of Stairsteady and Eliot Kennedy Steelworks Academy, she is a trustee for ‘Young Engineers’ and ‘Greenbelt’ and actively encourages young people into STEM through her involvement with ‘Your Life’. Ruth is regularly in demand as an inspirational motivational public speaker.
After designing the StairSteady as part of her GCSE Resistant Materials Course, Ruth established StairSteady Ltd in 2006, she then went on to win Young Engineer for Britain 2006 with her design. The StairSteady is a mobility device to maintain independence and safety on the stairs. Following on from this success she took her product to market in 2008, it is now available through a network of Dealers in the UK and will shortly be available in Canada and the USA.
Ruth became Managing Director of DROLS in 2012 - a start up Toy and Education Company currently developing a range of interactive figures to teach children basic subject knowledge and communication skills. DROLS is currently looking for investments to allow it to break into the UK market.
In 2013 Ruth became MD for Eliot Kennedy Steelworks Academy (EKSA) . EKSA is an Artist Development Academy that provides the necessary skills to enter the Music Industry. It offers a variety of industry related courses from from performing through to writing and producing.
As well as being an active entrepreneur, Ruth is also an accomplished speaker, she is living proof that engineering and science is not boring and every word she utters about business is pure motivational magic. Little wonder she is a hit on stage at colleges and universities and corporate events.
Ruth particularly enjoys being a part of various charities and is involved as a trustee in ‘Young Engineers’ and ‘Your Life’. She is also an Ambassador for the ‘Bloodhound Project’. These particularly appeal to Ruth as they allow her to encourage and inspire the next generation of Engineers and Entrepreneurs.
Ruth is a trustee and an active member of ‘Greenbelt’ a Christian Music and Arts Festival and involved with the FairTrade movement where she organises ‘Be Good Be Beautiful’ events which promote organic and FairTrade clothing.
• Making your voice heard as a young entrepreneur
• The responsibility of a youthful rising business star
• Being a teenage engineer, manufacturer and designer
• Bringing a product to market – patent and design hurdles
• Female entrepreneurship
• Social awareness in modern manufacture
Awards and accolades
• Young Engineer for Britain 2006
• Design Most Likely To Benefit the Disabled 2006
• Design Most Likely To Benefit the Community 2006
• Young Entrepreneurs – Runner up 2006
• Derbyshire Young Achiever 2006
• Intel ISEF Science and Engineering Fair – Finalist - Represented the UK in Mechanical Engineering 2008
• Management Today 35 Under 35 – Ruth was the youngest person ever to be entered onto the list 2009
• Women of the Future – Young Star Award 2009
• Women of Achievement – by the Women of the Year Foundation 2010
• Yorkshire 42 Under 42 2010
• Future 100 Young Social Entrepreneur 2011 – Striding Out
• Network of Aspiring Women – Young Entrepreneur 2011 and Overall Winner.
• BHTA Product of the Year 2014 (StairSteady)
“Ruth was amazing! She tailored her speech for our audience and was articulate and engaging, well prepared and arrived early. She blew our minds with the content regarding The Future of work! She knew her stuff and the presentation flowed really well across the five areas she touched upon. The audience were fascinated and one even went out and bought a book she recommended afterwards. Ruth is a fantastic role model for young women.” The Firm
"Ruth’s speech/presentation met all of our requirements and we found that she related with the audience very well.... Ruth made our students, staff and guests feel extremely motivated. She was very inspiring and everybody found her speech enjoyable and interesting...Overall, we were extremely pleased with Ruth’s speech." Farnham Sixth Form College
"Personable and engaging. Ruth built a good rapport with the parents and young people in the audience. Ruth’s story showed how big dreams can become realised from small ideas. We wanted to show that at our school students could achieve in engineering. Ruth’s presentation brought to life a successful case study of how this can actually happen. The audience really enjoyed the entire evening with some parents specifically singling out Ruth as they’re highlight of the evening. we thought that Ruth’s overall performance was engaging and relevant." Discovery School
"The Writing for a Competitive World workshop was a fantastic start to Post 18 applications for our students. Feedback from both staff and students was overwhelmingly positive and students found Ruth an inspiring presence." Head of Sixth Form
"Ruth is a genuine inspiration, her performance was professional, warm and very specifically appropriate. Ruth connected her talk very well to the event, was highly personable and her style of delivery perfectly suited the occasion. Staff and students were very impressed both with Ruth’s story and her demeanour. A highly impactful presentation"Bournemouth & Poole College
"Writing for a competitive world – workshop’ ‘Interview Skills – workshop’ - The Writing for a Competitive World workshop was a fantastic start to Post 18 applications for our students. Feedback from both staff and students was overwhelmingly positive and students found Ruth an inspiring presence. We have booked again for next year."King Ecgbert School
"Just a quick note to thank you again for the brilliant opening keynote for our summer school last week. You hit exactly the right tone and I received many positive comments afterwards from our students about being inspired by your talk. You explained the processes, the learning's and the issues about building the (any) business really well and to manage it so young was just amazing. So thanks for a great start to the summer school and for being a great inspiration to our students." University of Surrey
"Thank you so much for coming to do our prize Giving on Tuesday evening. Your talk was truly inspirational and parents, pupil and staff have not stopped talking about you! May I take this opportunity to wish you continued happiness and success in all your endeavours and I hope it will not be too long before we welcome you again to St Catherine’s With renewed thanks and very best wishes Si Paula"
"Ruth personalifies the very essence of true Entrepreneurship..not satisfied with running a successful, flourishing, nationaly-recognised business based on a socially inclusive product she invented. She constantly strives to help and support others in business and education..an ongoing story as inspirational as she is to everyone she meets." Director
"Engaging, Entertaining and Exceptional! Also professional polished, inspirational and knows her stuff. Fabulous role model."
"Ruth Amos joined us at one of our events to lead a discussion on accounting for SME's, drawing on her experience. Her approach was refreshingly practical, dynamic, and inspiring. The feedback from all the young people was overwhelmingly positive. Ruth is a great public speaker and example to all budding entrepreneurs. We definitely hope to work with her again in the future."
"Ruth was relaxed and confident in her speech; she has a warmth and openness that engaged our students. She also has so much energy and passion for what she does and has accomplished a lot for one so young. I was very pleased with Ruth’s visit, having someone who was so recently in our student’s shoes, to speak, undoubtedly made an impact. She also spent a lot of time talking to girls at the reception afterwards and I know they really enjoyed that." Headmistress, Girls Senior School
- Writing for a competitive world
Ruth’s inspiring and motivational Ted X Cambridge speech covers the story of StairSteady and Ruth’s entrepreneurial beginnings.
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