Ruth Badger coming to town

FORMER Apprentice runner-up Ruth Badger is bringing her expertise to Ipswich next week.

FORMER Apprentice runner-up Ruth Badger is bringing her expertise to Ipswich next week.

The high profile businesswoman will be top of the bill at the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) exhibition and conference on Tuesday, June 23.

The straight-talking TV personality will be the keynote speaker at the 'HR for Success' at the event to be held at Trinity Park.

People attending the event are being given the chance to win a face to face meeting with Ruth.

To win visitors need to register on arrival with the winner being announced at 2pm on the day.

Thirty-one-year-old Ruth has gone on to great media and business success, setting up her own consultancy and appearing on numerous TV programmes including “The Big Idea” and “Badger or Bust”.

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She said: “People are the most important part of any business. Fundamentally, business is about people, not money. Get the right people in the right role, motivate them and results are guaranteed.”

Topics to be presented in seminars by local experts include benefits for workplace mediation, supporting senior management recruitment, reward strategies, managing staff performance and managing social networking amongst employees.

Tickets for the conference cost �65 + VAT and are available from

Admission to the exhibition is free to all and all visitors can take the opportunity to attend a programme of free taster workshops on topics including change management, coaching and recruitment techniques.

Drop-in sessions on employment law, business law and employment tax will also be run throughout the day.

The exhibition is sponsored by Pure Resourcing Solutions and Ruth's speech is being sponsored by Birketts LLP solicitors.

Also speaking at the event will be Ruth Proctor, retail HR manager with Suffolk brewers Adnams.

She will be talking about how their approach to leadership and values has shaped the award-winning business.