British women-led tech consultancy expands US footprint

30 May 2018 2 min. read

Gibbs Hybrid, a UK-based technology consultancy, is expanding its client offering to North America. The consulting firm showcases its diversity and is proud of its status as a woman-owned and minority-certified business.

Specializing in talent management, program technology solutions, and outsourcing as a service, Gibbs Hybrid is a British consulting firm on the rise. Founded in 2005, the company has expanded well beyond its roots and now boasts a large international presence bolstered by European revenues which broke the $100 million mark in 2017.

Having recently launched in Ireland, Poland, and Luxembourg, founder Farida Gibbs has now set her sights on North America. Gibbs – named an EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016 – is targeting $50 million in revenue within two years from the US and Canadian markets. She sees opportunity in the Brexit vote, which many US and UK businesses are hoping will encourage a freer flow of trade between the two nations. 

Farida Gibbs, Founder - Gibbs Hybrid

“The timing of this expansion could not be better,” said Gibbs. “In light of the UK’s Brexit vote, there will definitely be room for a more strategic and collaborative relationship with the US. Our conversations with existing and prospective clients suggests that businesses are looking for partners who can help them make the leap across the pond.”

“There is a huge growth opportunity for Gibbs Hybrid in North America, as our three pillar model enables companies to address their key concerns when it comes to digitally transforming. This can be anything from improving operational efficiencies, compliance with legislation and battling against evolving security concerns,” she added.

In making the announcement, Gibbs cited the IFS Digital Change Survey which found that North American companies consider ‘aversion to change’ and ‘security threats/concerns’ to be the major obstacles to digital transformation. Gibbs Hybrid, she said, specialize in removing such barriers.