Farida Gibbs founded Gibbs Hybrid, a globally certified woman-owned and ethnic minority-owned business, in 2005. She recently guided the firm through a challenging UK business environment, overseeing a 2018 management buyout and investing in overseas operations across Dublin, Luxemburg, Poland and the US. She won the first Businesswoman of the Year award from MSDUK (Minority Supplier Development UK) in 2018. Gibbs sits on the WBE Council’s advisory board for WEConnect International, the advisory board for Mosaic Princes Trust and supports the Women of the Future Ambassadors Programme.