Ruth Amos, age 26, 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
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)