DETROIT (WWJ) — Strategic Staffing Solutions, a Detroit-based IT and business services company, has opened an office in Edinburgh, Scotland, to continue its growth in Europe.

The new office is located at 9-10 St. Andrew Square, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH2 2AF. It is part of the European network run by S3’s partner in the UK, Gibbs S3, and will initially serve one its major financial services customers.

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“Our business is increasing substantially and as our company continues to grow we want to make certain our delivery strategy meets our customers’ needs and they get the best service from us,” said Farida Gibbs, CEO of Gibbs S3. “Our new office in Scotland will ensure our current customers and future customers have even more access to Gibbs S3 services throughout the UK.”

Gibbs S3 is Europe’s fastest growing technology staffing and resource-project-solutions company and is a globally certified woman-owned business enterprise. Gibbs S3 and Strategic Staffing Solutions formed a partnership in 2009.

Headquartered in Surrey in the United Kingdom, GibbsS3 is an international provider of IT staffing, business change and project solutions. It is a Tier 1 supplier to FTSE100 clients and with its partner S3 is ranked 6th largest global diversity firm in the US. In 2011 GrowthBusiness named Gibbs S3 one of the Top 50 Rising Stars, the annual list of the UK’s most exciting businesses with the fastest-growing sales and profits in the past year.

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Community involvement is core to both S3 and Gibbs S3. Gibbs S3 will seek philanthropic ways to help and enhance the Edinburgh community.

Strategic Staffing Solutions is an international, woman-owned, $200-million-plus IT and business services company based in Detroit. S3 is ranked the sixth largest diversity staffing firm in the US by Staffing Industry Analysts and 16th among the largest staffing firms in the US by Staffing Industry Report. It is also one of five companies nationally that is a certified Charter Partner with Staffing Industry Analysts.

S3 provides IT consulting, customized project services, vendor management programs and an executive search to financial institutions, energy companies, telecommunications, government agencies and retail and health care industries worldwide. It has approximately 2,000 consultants and 27 offices, 22 in the U.S. and five in Europe.

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