Ruth is available for motivational and inspirational talks about:

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

"Ruth personifies the very essence of true Entrepreneurship...not satisfied with running a successful, flourishing, nationally-recognised business based on a socially inclusive product she invented. She constantly strives to help and support others in business and ongoing story as inspirational as she is to everyone she meets.”


Motivational speaker

About Ruth

Ruth Amos, age 27, is an Inventor, Entrepreneur and Edutuber. Managing Director of Stairsteady, 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 is available in Canada and the USA and parts of Europe.

Ruth is a Edutuber with her Youtube Channel Kids Invent Stuff, set up with fellow inventor Shawn. They set kids a monthly challenge and build and test these inventions on camera.  Each week they release a new video aiming to inspire and engage young people in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths).

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 ‘Greenbelt’.

Ruth is also a specialist on the Future of Business, curating Nesta’s Futurefest ‘Future of Work’ theme in 2016.  In her speech “The Future of Business”, Ruth raises fascinating points about Artificial Intelligence, implants and asks what the career trajectories are for  Generation Z  and beyond.  She highlights interesting questions about advancing technology and the knock on effect on the education system, after all, she questions, how can we educate the next generation for a virtually unknown future world of work?  She discusses ‘Click revenue’ or earning through likes, shares and watches – a market she believes will get bigger and bolder as an industry.  A powerful speech in a changing world and essential listening for corporates, business leaders, HR, Marketing and Sales professionals.

Speaking topics:

• Aspiring to do something good
• Making your voice heard as a young entrepreneur
• Being a teenage engineer, manufacturer and designer
• Bringing a product to market – patent  and design hurdles
• Female entrepreneurship
• The Future of Business

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)
• Grant Thornton Faces of  Vibrant Economy 2016



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