Name: Sarah (Giles) Ruddick

Personal description:

Business owner, younger sister to two big brothers, daughter, friend, auntie and wife – oh and Mama (I still don’t really think of myself as a Mum)!!

Where you work:

Co-founder and CEO of Rude Health Consulting, a global healthcare communications and consulting agency.

Where do you live and who do you live with (partners, children, pets etc)?

We live in Central Bath, near the canal, between Bathwick and Widcombe. We = my partner in work and play (husband), Jon; our mischievous two-year-old son, Jack; and growing baby bump (girl or boy, surprise!) due in April!

When did you first move to Bath and why?

We moved to Bath in May 2017 after spending six years in Shanghai and Tokyo – before that we were in London.

Why Bath? Because it’s the most beautiful city in the world isn’t it?! And Jon’s parents live in a small town nearby so are a HUGE help with little Jackster. Plus, it’s a nice easy train journey into London which is great for work.

What inspires you about Bath?

It’s beauty. The colours, its big village feel and hidden gems, the history. And I love the architecture. Coming from Brighton, with all of its Regency glamour, I love that Bath was the original Georgian party place.

You need coffee, where do you go?

Definitely Colona and Small’s on Chapel Row – best coffee in town.

You need something stronger, which bar do you prop up?

The Hideout is a great little place to enjoy delicious cocktails – and The Gin Bar on Queen Street is always fun!

The babysitter’s booked, what’s your ideal night out in the city?

Oooo – now that’s a good question!

Either, cocktails and dinner with Jon – there are so many tasty restaurants to try from. Eight is a good new find  and we love Corkage!

Or, a trip to one of Bath’s many fine pubs with friends for starters, followed by heading out OUT! We’ve ended up in OPA a few times which is hilarious!

Where’s your favourite place to go with the family on a sunny day?

Cycling along the canal to the pubs in Bathampton or Avoncliff – or, taking a picnic and frisbee up to Bathwick fields or one of the parks. There’s so much greenery around, we’re spoilt for choice. I am also very excited about the future re-development of the Cleveland Pools – it will be amazing in summer.

And on a rainy day?

Soft play! Or the Komedia run loads of cool kiddie friendly events – The Kids of Bath Launch Party was awesome – so looking forward to some more kid disco fun!

You’ve got an afternoon to go shopping, where do you splash the cash?

I love Found for me – and they have loads of great gift bits. And Spotty Herberts is gorgeous for kids.

Tell us a secret!

I love The Secret Garden florist in the station. B and the team create such gorgeous flower pieces. Each Christmas I’ve been lucky enough to spend an afternoon there (pretending I’m a florist), and with the team’s help, have created beautiful Christmas Wreaths for our front door. My business is very much focused on speaking with people, creating content and campaigns – so to spend some quality time working creatively with my hands is such a treat. I love it!

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