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Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

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Jonathan Ruff has vast business experience, especially in the online market space, and a proven track record of success.

He specialises in creating start-ups and growing them into 100+ person multi-million pound businesses, ensuring growth is structured, cash flow stays positive and profit targets are met.

A serial entrepreneur, Jonathan Ruff started his first business at the age of 16.  Since then, he has created, developed and sold a number of successful businesses.  Two of particular note are Memory Bits (selling memory cards online) and Led Hut (online sales of domestic and commercial LED lighting) which Jonathan created and rapidly developed into European market leaders, later selling both for multimillion pound sums, Memory bits in 2010 and LED Hut in 2015. 

Jonathan Ruff continues to develop online businesses and recently created a new online business, www.vivilite.com, supplying high quality LED lighting to commercial, industrial and agricultural sectors worldwide. In addition, Jonathan is currently developing a new online business having identified an emerging market that will be launched imminently.

Since moving to Jersey 10 years ago Jonathan Ruff has built up a hugely successful property development business concentrating on the property market in Jersey, Channel Islands. He buys, develops and sells properties and makes capital gains in excess of 25% on each development. In addition, he has developed a children’s entertainment businesses in Jersey - Tamba Park and Tamba Arcade (www.tambaexperience.co.uk) - both of which have become top attractions within the Island.

Jonathan Ruff is a natural Philanthropist and has donated to many charities. Five years ago, he set up a feeding program called ‘Ruffs Kitchen’ that provides food for starving and vulnerable children at schools in Zimbabwe. The feeding program currently feeds 5000 children every day (www.ruffskitchens.com).

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