Gibbs Hybrid Workforce Solutions and CEO, Farida Gibbs, nominated in two categories for UK’s largest Diversity Awards.

Gibbs Hybrid Workforce Solutions and CEO, Farida Gibbs, have been nominated in two categories for the UK’s Largest Diversity Awards.

Gibbs Hybrid Workforce Solutions has been nominated in the Diverse Company of the Year category and CEO, Farida Gibbs, has been nominated in the Entrepreneur of Excellence category at The National Diversity Awards 2017.

Farida Gibbs, CEO of Gibbs Hybrid Workforce Solutions, said of the two nominations: “I am truly delighted, extremely proud and very honoured to be nominated in two categories for these vital and prestigious awards. I absolutely believe everyone should have a chance to succeed – no matter their background. Ever since starting the business over a decade ago, diversity and people has been at the heart of everything we do – indeed, we are now the 6th largest global diversity company and our aim is that the composition of our workforce and that of our clients should reflect the larger community. At Gibbs we seem to attract diverse talent naturally and I believe this is because it starts from the top and cascades unsurprisingly to others. We have grown organically and attracted people to work for us from all walks of life and I am immensely proud of this”.

Microsoft and Direct Line are Headline sponsors of the UK’s largest diversity awards, attracting a growing list of supporters including Sir Lenny Henry, Graham Norton and Katie Piper.

Olympic Diver Tom Daley said, ‘The National Diversity Awards is a true celebration. A celebration of role models and community organisations who are having a huge impact on people lives. Everybody who has been nominated and shortlisted is striving towards making society better for everyone, regardless of age, gender, race, faith, religion, sexual orientation or disability. I would like to wish all nominees the very best of luck at this year’s National Diversity Awards’.

Hollyoaks star, Annie Wallace and autism campaigner, Aston Avery received accolades at last year’s ceremony alongside a host of incredible award winners.

With support from national Cheerleaders, Mermaids were commended in 2016 for providing incredible support to more than 1000 children and teenagers each year with gender identity issues. And ‘Voice of Nations’ founder Dr. Sylvia Forchap-Likambi was applauded for empowering thousands of disadvantaged women and girls worldwide.

Aim Academy, Black Cultural Archives, and Channel 4 were also recognised amongst some of the UK’s most inspiring role models, community organisations and inclusive employers.

The National Diversity Awards receives over 20,000 nominations and votes annually. Founder & CEO Paul Sesay said, ‘Unlocking Britain’s diverse talent and rewarding unsung champions remains at the heart of these awards. As we enter our 6th year, I know there are still so many game changers who remain unnoticed and unheard. We aim to provide a platform for those who have the passion and determination to spread the positive message of inclusivity. I look forward to learning about this year’s nominees and witnessing their spectacular journeys.’

The Breath-taking Liverpool Anglican Cathedral will play host to this year’s awards, to be held on 8th September. Britain’s most inspirational and selfless people will come together to honour the rich tapestry of our nation, recognising individuals and groups from grass roots communities.