Farida Gibbs is the CEO and founder of Europe’s largest minority woman-owned business, Gibbs Hybrid. An award-winning Consulting and IT/Business Services firm offering a "one-stop shop" helping corporations with Talent Services, Project Consultancy and Outsourced Solutions across UK, Ireland, Luxembourg, Poland and US servicing 20 international locations
Farida was recently appointed to the Cabinet Office as SME Advisor, is a Corporate member of MSDUK and sits on the Advisory Council of WEConnect International, helping to drive inclusiveness into the corporate supply chain for diverse and minority owned businesses.
Awards include being named Business Woman of the Year (MSDUK Awards), 2020 Most Influential Women in UK Technology, Top 50 International Women in Services, SIA Top 100 European Influencer in Staffing, Winner of Leadership Team of the Year at The Toast of Surrey
Awards, Finalist in Director of the Year at The Toast of Surrey Awards, Global Power 100 Women in Staffing, E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, International Top 50 Women in Staffing, Business Woman of the Year (Lloyds), European Business Awards.
Farida was born in the UK, 1 of 4 children, her mother is from Egypt and her father from Pakistan. A passion for cooking Arabic cuisine, travelling to the Middle East, Farida has a love for all cultures.