Combining experiences accumulated in the private, public and social economy sectors, Ruth is a strategic thinker, confident in project design, management and evaluation, investigative and perceptive, able to generate action and facilitate the journey to solution. With a keen interest in enterprise support, Ruth has extensive experience in the social economy, community development and women’s enterprise development strategies. Key skills and experience include: research and analysis; policy and strategy development; monitoring and evaluation; social accounting; stakeholder engagement and consultation; managing organisations and teams; project design and delivery; financial management.
In business since 2006, Ruth has successfully delivered a range of contracts, involving: social enterprise development; business planning, strategy development; operations management, legal structures and governance, project design; research and evaluation, financial systems design and implementation and social accounting.
Prior to this, she built the social enterprise: Women’s Business Network (NW) Ltd, building a membership of fifty networks across the North West region, representing over 5,000 women in business. Ruth has a Masters in Social Enterprise at Liverpool John Moore’s University, awarded with Distinction.