Gibbs S3 will provide workforce solutions to global technology integrator
London, 4th April – Gibbs S3, the UK-based hybrid workforce solutions provider, has announced that it has signed a deal to provide their project based staffing services to World Wide Technology (WWT), marking at 51 on Forbes’ list of America’s largest private companies. The agreement will see Gibbs S3 working with WWT throughout the EMEA region. The global systems integrator recently announced total revenue of $7.4bn for the last calendar year.
The deal is yet another acknowledgement of Gibbs S3’s innovative approach to staffing solutions, as WWT have enlisted Gibbs S3’s new talent management service to deliver value for their business.
Farida Gibbs, CEO and Founder of Gibbs S3, comments: “This latest deal is a huge success for Gibbs S3 and it shows that our approach, tailoring our services specifically to customer’s needs, is setting us apart from our competitors. Our solutions are developed in response to feedback from customers, and in understanding what they require, we can adapt what we provide. The commonality of culture between us and WWT meant that this was an ideal partnership and I look forward to assisting them in their continual expansion across the EMEA region.”
With a 53 per cent increase in annual revenue to £49.3million, Gibbs S3 announced its most successful year to date, seeing yearly net profit increase by 82 per cent. The addition of its programme consultancy division, with managed service provider (MSP) and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), gives Gibbs S3 the flexibility to adapt to customer requirements.
Ben Boswell, Director, UK & Ireland at WWT, comments: “We have chosen to work with Gibbs S3 as they have a proven reputation within global FTSE 100 organisations as a services oriented organisation providing workforce solutions across Big Data, Cyber Security, Collaboration and Data Centre. In our partnership to date, Gibbs S3 have proven their ability to supplement WWT’s skill set with incredibly talented resources.”
WWT is a global technology integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions to large public and private organizations. Through its culture of innovation, WWT inspires, builds and delivers business results, from idea to outcome. WWT employs more than 3,000 people and operates over 2 million square feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in more than 20 facilities throughout the world.
Ann Marr, vice president of Global Human Resources at WWT, comments: “Gibbs S3 can provide us with the workforce solutions that will help to power our growth throughout the EMEA region. As a technology company, it is critical that we have the right personnel to continue growing and our operations in the region are a significant factor for this. We will have access to some of the best talent out there so we can continue to provide our expertise, helping organisations to discover, evaluate, architect and implement technology.”
About World Wide Technology
World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) is a leading technology integrator with over $7 billion in annual revenue that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions to large public and private organizations. Through its culture of innovation, WWT inspires, builds and delivers business results, from idea to outcome. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and with offices in London and Singapore, WWT works closely with industry leaders including Boeing (NYSE: BA); Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO); EMC (NYSE: EMC); AT&T Inc., (NYSE: ATT); VMware; NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP); Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and the U.S. Air Force. WWT employs more than 3,000 people and operates over 2 million square feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in more than 20 facilities throughout the world. For more information about World Wide Technology, visit www.wwt.com.
About Gibbs S3
Gibbs S3, also known as GS3, is a privately held, certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) and Ethnic Minority Controlled Business (EMB) founded in 2005 by CEO Farida Gibbs. Headquartered in Surrey and with offices in London, Manchester and Cheshire, Gibbs S3 has pioneered a hybrid approach to workforce solutions that includes IT staff, business change and project solutions.
Through its partnership with leading American firm S3 in 2009, Gibbs S3 now has global reach and can offer services across the world. The company is headquartered in the UK and has operations in North America and Eastern Europe. It most recently established an offshore/onshore development centre in Lithuania. The UK operations are a major driver in the company’s global growth, with turnover increasing by 38 per cent in 2014, far outstripping the market growth of 6-7 per cent estimated by industry analysts SIA. With a global revenue of £180m, Gibbs S3 combines the agility of a start up with world-leading resources, and the US operations were recently ranked as the 17th largest staffing form in the country by SIA.
Gibbs S3 is a tier 1 supplier to FTSE100 clients and its globally aligned model allows it to meet the ever growing requirements and needs of its worldwide customer base, with global brands across sectors including oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods and financial services.
Its suite of services includes SOW (Statement of Work), payroll services, project solutions and MSP (Managed Service Provisions), and it is a contingent labour master supplier. The company prides itself on innovation and quality at speed, with an emphasis on the importance of customer care.
Gibbs S3 is the only corporate-level firm to be certified and Ethnic Minority Controlled Business (EMB) by MDSUK and has also been certified as a Woman-Owned Business (WBE) by WEConnect. The firm has also received ISO 27001 and 14001 certifications for information security management and environmental management.