My Week at Magenta

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By: Lara Bean This week I have been extremely lucky to intern at Magenta Associates. As I approach my second year of studying for my A Levels, ‘adult life’ seems to get closer and closer – exams, university and then the world of work. Spending time in Magenta’s office down in Brighton has been an insightful view of what office …

10 of the best working lunch spots in London.

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By: Esme Banks Marr Making the most of your lunchbreak? Treating a client or colleague? Catching up with stakeholders? Having that long-awaited meeting with the accountant or business coach? Whichever way you look at it, the working lunch has a serious place in our modern working lives – and it’s not just for PR professionals! Just a couple of tips …

Five health tips for office workers

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Working in an office has countless benefits – being around your colleagues, working in an enjoyable environment where you can brainstorm ideas, based near busy town centres (at least, that’s how lucky we are at Magenta), to name but a few. There are however, a few cons to being sat at a desk for the majority of the day. For …

Post-truth: how BS conquered the world – LSE seminar

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          By: Esme Banks Marr Last week I attended a talk at London School of Economics given by James Ball. Ball has worked in political, data and investigative journalism in the US and the UK for BuzzFeed, The Guardian and the Washington Post. He worked with Julian Assange in 2011 and his reporting won him the …

Ollie’s guide to office life

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As you might have read/heard already – I have started placement, and I am loving it. Coming to the end of my second week, which has been manic – going to conferences, drinks receptions, champagne dinners and liaising with exciting new clients – it’s safe to say I am exhausted. What with an event in London, the heat causing restless …

Magenta client wins Industry Ball Heads and Tails

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One of Magenta’s key clients, Suzanne Harding at KBR, won the Heads and Tails competition at last night’s FM Industry Ball, helping to raise more than £26,500 for The Children’s Trust, the leading UK charity for children with brain injury.   More than 300 guests took part in the competition which was run by cricket legend Phil Tufnell who asked …

Magenta’s Summer party, in pictures

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Photos by: The Magenta team Words by: Alice Finney The 25th May was the official date of Magenta’s summer party. This year, the ‘do was held at glamorous rooftop bar Madison, which has breathtaking views of St Paul’s. Luckily, the weather was impeccable that evening (the bar is mostly open air), meaning guests could watch the beautiful sunset as they sipped on their …

Clerkenwell Design Week turns up the heat in 2017

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By: Alice Finney Hey, what’s the big idea? It’s probably the most talked about event in the architecture and design calendar. Anyone who’s anyone is there. And this year, as if to honour to the week, and just in time for showroom doors to open, the sun decided to show its glorious beaming face. Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) is a three-day long …

World FM Day is here!

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Yes, it’s been a year already! World FM Day is back once again to raise the profile of the facilities management (FM) profession and showcase the vital contributions that it makes to an array of organisations across the globe. This year’s theme – ‘enabling positive experiences’ – looks to demonstrate the integral role that the industry plays in positive customer, …