Behind the Success: Farida Gibbs, Gibbs Hybrid

Award winning entrepreneur and businesswoman Farida Gibbs talks life outside of Gibbs Hybrid and shares her passions, life mantras and inspiration in a quick 1 minute BTS Q&A.

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To succeed in business, put customers at the heart of everything you do, innovate, execute well, build a diverse team and lead with integrity.

 

If you could have lunch with any person, alive or dead, who would it be and why?

Princess Diana. She epitomised everything I believe in. Family, people, caring, compassion, love, selfless and a determination to make a difference. A selfless Angel.

 

Do you have a life mantra/ motto?

Our fundamental difference is not our race, colour or religion – but purely our intentions and actions to help those less fortunate than ourselves.

 

What worries you the most?

How complicated and destructive the world is becoming and what kind of future my daughters and the younger generation have to face.

 

What is your favourite way to relax?

Being with my family, spa or sometimes my sofa/diary and a cup of tea.

 

What is the secret to a successful work-life balance?

I am not sure there is a work/life balance for those who own their own businesses. It’s a 24/7 life and sacrifices have to be made, but for a greater outcome.

 

What is the first thing you notice about someone when you meet them for the first time?

Their body language, handshake, smile.

 

What/ who inspires you the most?

My father. He never stopped, always on the go to better the life for his family and children. I watched him put us all first, and didn’t let anything get in the way in making sure we had food, water and a roof over our heads everyday.

 

Where do you see yourself in 2022?

Still doing what I love, building Gibbs Hybrid and being more involved with our CSR partners.

 

Do you have a message to our Innovation Challenge finalists?

To succeed in business, put customers at the heart of everything you do, innovate, execute well, build a diverse team and lead with integrity.

 

If it was your last day on Earth, what would you do?

Thank the good Lord for a blessed life and then stuff my face with tiger loaf bread!

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Farida Gibbs is CEO of Gibbs Hybrid.

Twitter: @faridagibbs 

 

Gibbs Hybrid is this year’s Headline Sponsor for the MSDUK Business Show.

For more information about Gibbs Hybrid, please visit their website and Twitter page.