In 1996 Ruth completed a BSc Hons degree in International Business and embarked on a fourteen-year career in sales and marketing roles at Unilever and Sara Lee. She managed high profile customers and brands, notably Tesco, Radox, Ambi Pur and Sanex. This experience then became a strong foundation for her new career when in 2010 she decided to take on supermarkets and cofounded HISBE Food with her sister, Amy.
Ruth is a keen advocate of doing business for social benefit, beyond just making profit. Alongside running HISBE as Finance/Brand director, she cofounded The Good Business Club, in 2018. GBC connects entrepreneurs who are starting, running or growing a “business for good” with the support and resources they need. Ruth enjoys mentoring other change-making founders, to help them launch and run their own businesses for good.
Join us in a dynamic session speaking to both funders and founders about their experiences with financing in the realm of food and farming. The conversation will address some of the functions of the financial system that aren’t supportive of this sector as well as some of the innovative ways that these shortcomings are being […]