Ruth Amos


Ruth Amos is a young Inventor, Entrepreneur and Edutuber. Managing Director of StairSteady, she is a trustee for Young Engineers and Greenbelt and actively encourages young people into STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) through her involvement with Your Life.

Ruth is regularly in demand as an inspirational and motivational public speaker. After designing the StairSteady as part of her GCSE Resistant Materials Course, Ruth established StairSteady Ltd in 2006, and then went on to win Young Engineer for Britain in 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, the USA and parts of Europe.

Ruth is an 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. 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. She is always a hit on stage at colleges, universities and corporate events.

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.

Ruth is a trustee and an active member of ‘Greenbelt’ a Christian Music and Arts Festival and involved with the FairTrade movement where she organises Be Good Be Beautiful events which promote organic and FairTrade clothing.

To book Ruth Amos as the after dinner speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Ruth is known to cover the following topics:

  • Motivational/Inspirational
  • Engineering, Manufacturing & Designing
  • Female Entrepreneurship – Making Your Voice Heard As A Young Entrepreneur
  • Bring A Product To Market – Patent & Design Hurdles
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Futurism/The Future of Business

“Ruth was amazing! She tailored her speech for our audience and was articulate and engaging, well prepared and arrived early.  She blew our minds with the content regarding The Future of Work!  She knew her stuff and the presentation flowed really well across the five areas she touched upon.  The audience were fascinated and one even went out and bought a book she recommended afterwards.  Ruth is a fantastic role model for young women.”  – The Firm

“Ruth is a genuine inspiration, her performance was professional, warm and very specifically appropriate. Ruth connected her talk very well to the event, was highly personable and her style of delivery perfectly suited the occasion. Staff and students were very impressed both with Ruth’s story and her demeanour. A highly impactful presentation.” – Bournemouth & Poole College

“Just a quick note to thank you again for the brilliant opening keynote for our summer school last week. You hit exactly the right tone and I received many positive comments afterwards from our students about being inspired by your talk. You explained the processes, the learning’s and the issues about building a business really well and to manage it so young was just amazing. So, thanks for a great start to the summer school and for being a great inspiration to our students.”  – University of Surrey

“Personable and engaging. Ruth built a good rapport with the parents and young people in the audience.  Ruth’s story showed how big dreams can become realised from small ideas. We wanted to show that at our school students could achieve in engineering. Ruth’s presentation brought to life a successful case study of how this can actually happen.  The audience really enjoyed the entire evening with some parents specifically singling out Ruth as they’re highlight of the evening. We thought that Ruth’s overall performance was engaging and relevant.”  – Discovery School