CLOSING DATE: 1st October 2016

ruthprofileRuth Badger grew up in Wolverhampton. At 16 she left full time education with just three GCSEs to join a Youth Training Scheme in the Civil Service. She then got a job working as a processor for a local financial services company and, despite starting with no experience, Ruth quickly excelled, being promoted four times in just 18 months and awarded four company awards based on her performance.

Ruth Badger took part in the hit BBC series The Apprentice where she proved week in, week out that she was a top performer, finally finishing runner up. Since leaving The Apprentice, Ruth has gone on to achieve massive success, both as an accomplished TV commentator and through her own company, Ruth Badger Consultancy, which has built up an enviable client portfolio of major international companies. In summary, Ruth Badger is proof you really can do anything you set your mind to!

Ruth stated: “I love visiting your area of Yorkshire as your young people are very enterprising and I really enjoy sharing my journey with young budding entrepreneurs who really want to make a difference in the business world. I hope my visits help encourage the next breed of business success that the city boasts and I look forward to coming back every year to your area to take part Global Entrepreneurship Week and judging the winners of the Badgers Sett Enterprise Challenge .”

“Just like the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank I want to encourage you to develop your enterprising idea. If you are not at the stage where you feel you can develop your idea on your own or need some extra confidence this competition is for you – so come on show us how enterprising you are and enter this competition.”