The Apprentice candidates: meet Ruth Whiteley

Ruth says she's an ideas girl, but says Lord Sugar might think she's a bit gushing...

Age: 47

Occupation: Owner, sales training consultancy

Lives: Harrogate

Ruth’s background is in telephone sales, though she previously worked as a DJ on a mid-morning show for her local radio station, as well as doing a stint as a court reporter. Ruth says her biggest business achievement was setting up the telephone sales teams for an online schooling company in Scotland and Australia, as well as expanding the growth of the sales team in Philadelphia, USA. Ruth describes herself as positive, colourful and driven. 

She says: “Lord Sugar might think I’m a bit gushing, he might find me over-zealous, but I think he’ll think I’m great.’’