Ruth Nye – Founder, The Bumblebee Collective

Ruth works for a great family business, her own. She works alongside husband James in Anglian Country Inns, an award winning hospitality group with 8 establishments across Hertfordshire and North Norfolk. Including The White Horse at Brancaster Staithe and The Farmhouse at Redcoats in Hertfordshire.

Previously, during her career at international communications and sports marketing group Chime Communications she has gained experience in public affairs, social media, events and insight as well as in her heartland of PR. Key campaigns in her portfolio to date include high profile launches of the Nintendo 3DS, BlackBerry 10, Airbus A350, TalkTalk TV and WePROTECT as well as significant experience in crisis communications on the BlackBerry outage and London riots. Ruth was voted onto Chime’s Innovate Board of 12 young professionals under 30. The Innovate Board is tasked with driving innovation and delivering against key business objectives set by the main board.In February 2014, following investment from the board, Ruth launched the ‘Chime Curious Club’, an exclusive youth networking group for communications professionals across all industries. As the name suggests it is all about networking against a backdrop of different or ‘curious’ experiences. It is designed to broaden people’s horizons to encourage creative thinking; the life blood of the industry.

She is also a member of Google 15, the first experiment between Google and a PR firm to inform strategy and content planning. She believes in technology and business being forces for good. Following graduation from Trinity College Dublin she joined Lehman Brothers – the week the bank imploded. As the saying goes you can’t keep a good woman down; within a week she had secured another job and since then enjoyed a fast track career specialising in communications.