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Ruth Badger

Ruth Badger grew up in Wolverhampton. At 16 she left full time education, with just 3 GCSE's, to join a YTS in the Civil Service. Her first big break was when she got a job working as a processor for a local financial services Company.

Ruth quickly excelled, was promoted 4 times in just 18 months, and was awarded with four company awards for performance, including the fantastic accolade of National Employee of the year for GE Capital, receiving an all expenses cruise around Europe.

Ruth then doubled her earning potential by working for a national company based in Bury, selling loans and mortgages face to face in the home environment.

Ruth then transferred her great business and management potential to work at the Head Office as Head of Sales and Operations, accountable for all revenue generation, and played a fundamental part in taking the turnover from 3.1 million to 13.1 million in 2 years.

Ruth also played a major role in the flotation of the business on the Stock Market in 2004, and has four years of executive board level management experience. Then, the opportunity arose to apply for "The Apprentice"....

Week after week, Ruth proved that she was the top performer and excelled at all tasks, especially the sales tasks, outselling the top executives in the car trade and the letting agents, proving that Ruth has excellent people skills, interpersonal skills and the hunger for a sale.

Following her experience on "The Apprentice", Ruth set up her own Consultancy business, Ruth Badger Consultancy Ltd and has done training and consultancy work for countless major international companies, helping improve their staff and profits.

Last year, Ruth also starred as a mentor on SKY One's "The Big Idea", a seven part series searching for the next big invention or business brainwave, and her inventor went on to win the £100,000 prize money.

Ruth also has a weekly column in First magazine, and is an Ambassador for Compton Hospice in the Midlands and for Young Enterprise North West.

In November 2006, Ruth also won the outstanding Editors Choice Award for Cosmopolitan, for the Fun, Fearless, Female Awards.

Ruth has recently had her own six-part factual show 'Badger Or Bust' aired on Sky One, following her fearless attempts to turn some of Britain's struggling sales teams into winners, visiting a different classic sales business each week.

Ruth Badger roll's her sleeves up and ensures that they perform. Either way, kicking or screaming...she gets results..!