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Ruth Badger grew up in Wolverhampton. At 16 she left full time education, with just three GCSE’s to join a Youth Training Scheme within the Civil Service. Progressing through the early stages of her career Ruth worked in various roles to build up her experience. This included jobs with Yates, Wolves Football Club and then to a finance company called Purple Loans.
Ruth’s big break came after Purple Loans were bought by one of the world’s biggest companies, GE Capital. Starting with no experience, Ruth quickly excelled and was promoted 4 times in just 18 months. Ruth was awarded 4 company awards including Employee of the Year based on her performance. In 2002 at the age of 23, Ruth won the accolade of National Employee of the Year for GE Capital receiving an all expenses cruise around Europe with the Senior Executives of GE.
Not content with her success in 2002, Ruth left GE Capital to join the Executive Board of a North-West finance company called Compass Finance. At the age of 24 Ruth was appointed to Head of Sales and Operations and doubled her earnings. Within 2 years Ruth, transformed the company’s performance and turnover increasing it from 3.1 million to 13.1 million which led to the floatation of the business in 2004.
Then, in 2005 the opportunity arose to apply for “The Apprentice”
Chosen from over 60,000 applicants, Ruth proved week after week that she was the top performer in the show and excelled at all tasks. Outselling all other Executives in each task, Ruth consistently demonstrated her business acumen and ability. Ruth left the series after working for Lord Alan Sugar for 6 months in an Executive role.
Ruth’s numerous TV credits include her self-named business trouble shooting show “Badger or Bust” which aired in the UK, America, and Australia. The Big Idea which aired on Sky 1 and countless other appearances on Question Time, Newsnight, GMTV, BBC Breakfast, Pointless, You’re Fired, The Wright Show and many more.
Ruth has spent the last 11 years building her business empire. The Ruth Badger Consultancy Ltd specialises in helping SME’s start, grow and improve. Over the last 11 years The Ruth Badger Consultancy has helped over 452 small businesses launch and over 381 grow and beat the difficult trading conditions. In 2010 Ruth launched Everything Tech Limited which is now an award-winning IT support business. In 2016 Ruth acquired Everything Comms and Dev Capsule which are both international based IT businesses.
Ruth is walking proof that a positive can-do attitude can get you where you want to be in business and in life!