Gibbs S3 (United Kingdom)

Europe’s Fastest Growing Staffing, Consulting and Resource Solutions Company

Staffing in the UK United Kingdom

Farida Gibbs CEO Gibbs S3

Gibbs S3, a globally certified woman-owned business enterprise, is Europe’s fastest growing technology staffing and resource-project-solutions company. Founded in 2005 by Farida Gibbs, it is headquartered in Surrey, England, with offices in London and Cheshire, England, and Edinburgh, Scotland. Farida and her team work closely with their customers to create solutions and work packages that solve their recruiting challenges. As a result of her leadership and commitment to her team and customers, Gibbs S3 posted sales revenues of $30 million in the UK after just three years in business.

Gibbs S3 and Strategic Staffing Solutions formed a partnership in 2009 and Farida assumed responsibility for the companies’ UK operations.

Gibbs S3 is an international provider of IT staffing, business change and project solutions with operations in the US and Europe. It is a Tier 1 supplier to FTSE100 clients and with its partner S3 is ranked 6th largest global diversity firm in the US.

Also, Gibbs S3 has been recognized as one of the TOP 50 Rising Stars by Growth Business.

If you’d like to visit the Gibbs S3 site, check it out here.

Here are some interesting facts about London, Cheshire and Edinburgh:

London, England

  • London is the power house of the UK economy; with GVA nearly six times larger than Wales and more than twice as large as Scotland’s, the capital’s economy is even larger than that of many European countries, such as Switzerland and Sweden or Denmark and Portugal’s combined. In 2011, London alone accounted for 21.6 per cent of the UK’s total output (£283 billion).
  • London is a global city, where businesses from around the planet choose to make their home. It is a city where people, come to work and learn and where businesses choose to start-up, set-up their global headquarters and more importantly to grow. This is a city where business is synonymous with success and a city where £12 billion of new office development is planned in the coming years. It already attracts three times more headquarters than any other city in Europe and is repeatedly voted Europe’s best city to do business in year on year.
  • London is strong in financial services, creative industries and science and technological activities.
  • London is also a city where people choose to live and work. It is powered by more people than any other city in Europe and as early as 2016, there will be 8.6 million of us living in the capital with many more choosing to commute in for work from across the wider south east and further afield. In an international context, the capital will grow at a faster rate than New York between now and 2020, increasing by almost one million people. As early as 2016, there will be 8.6 million living here with many more choosing to commute in for work from across the wider south east and further afield.
  • More than 800 thousand private sector businesses are located within London’s 33 boroughs, accounting for 15.8 per cent of all jobs in the UK (5.1million July-Aug 2012). Small (including micro) and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) account for 99.8 percent of business in the capital and nearly 50 per cent (2.3 million) of employment.
  • Throughout the recession the growth of workforce jobs in London has outstripped growth nationally. London’s employment rate is now more than 70%, the highest it has been in the past three years and has created 326,000 net new jobs over the last five years despite the single, largest fall in output in a generation. By 2020 the net requirement or total number of job openings is expected to be more than 2.2 million.

Source: Job and Growth Plan for London by the Greater London Authority

Cheshire, England

  • Cheshire and Warrington has a vibrant economy with successful businesses operating in chemicals, pharmaceuticals, automotive, financial services, manufacturing, professional services and creative industries
  • Substantial and rapid economic growth has occurred around Warrington, Chester and Crewe. Businesses also benefit substantially from the areas proximity to Manchester and Liverpool and two major international airports.
  • The area’s key strengths include: the significant presence of high tech, high skill (so-called Knowledge Economy) sectors such chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nuclear, advanced engineering and creative industries. There are also strengths in other sectors, such as motor vehicle manufacture, financial services and logistics.
  • The area has a strong entrepreneurial culture, with its business birth rate and business density (stock of businesses per 10,000 adult residents) being far above the North West and UK averages.
  • Businesses are keen to start up and expand in (or relocate to) Cheshire and Warrington because they find the area attractive and benefit from its strong road and rail links and its proximity to major economic centers such as Manchester and Liverpool.

Source: Invest in Cheshire and the Cheshire & Warrington Local Economic Assessment

Edinburgh, Scotland

  • When it comes to well-being, the Edinburgh came top out of a list of the UK’s ten largest cities – beating the likes of London, Bristol and Manchester, according to the Scotsman. The data was compiled in a 2011-12 survey by the Office for National Statistics.
  • Edinburgh came top of the UK’s ten largest cities for wellbeing, with respondents giving an average rating of seven when asked how happy they were.
  • The report also revealed that Edinburgh had the lowest air pollution of the UK’s largest cities, and even the weather proved fairer – with significantly less rainfall over the Capital than the Scottish ­average.
  • The council’s own Edinburgh People Survey found 66 per cent of residents were “very satisfied” with the city and 31 cent “fairly satisfied” in 2011 to 2012.
  • Only a very small number – less than one per cent – described themselves as “fairly” or “very” dissatisfied.
  • More people than ever before – 90 per cent – agreed people from different backgrounds can interact positively within the city, compared to 65 per cent in 2008.
  • The city has the highest average disposable income outside of London at £17,253.
  • Edinburgh has the highest gross value added (GVA) per capita of any UK city outside London and is predicted to continue outperforming most of the UK with growth of 3.3% a year until 2010.
  • 68,790 students are enrolled in Edinburgh’s internationally recognized universities.
  • The average house price in Edinburgh is £221,200 (about $359,000).
  • Check out this short video on investing in Edinburgh

Source: Edinburgh Inspiring Capital