Magenta wins the Sussex Small Business of the Year award

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The team is excited to announce that we have won a Sussex Business Award (SBA) for ‘Small Business of the Year’! The announcement was made last night (30th November 2017) at a lavish awards ceremony at The Grand hotel in Brighton. The Small Business of the Year award, sponsored by Sussex Chamber of Commerce, recognises business excellence across Sussex.   The …

A busy week for the M-People!

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Last week saw a busy couple of days for the M-People! On Thursday, for example, Ollie, Jo, and Esme were all at different events across London and Brighton. With Jo at the Workplace Wellbeing & Stress Forum, Esme at Estates Gazette Office & Workplace Summit, Ollie at the Wired Sussex Thought Leadership breakfast session, and Carole at the Fire & …

Being…. Magenta’s office manager!

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It’s official! After completing my three-month probation I’m a fully-fledged member of the M-people, and I couldn’t be happier! My life at Magenta started at the end of July, one week after the team moved into our wonderful new office space. It’s been a challenging and rewarding three months as the office has not come without its teething problems. Electrics …

Ollie at the Business Show

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I have been interested in entrepreneurship all my life; my parents own their own business, and at the age of 16 I managed a Young Enterprise company for the first year of my A-Levels. I love the challenges, and steep learning curves you can take from such a rewarding yet sometimes vulnerable field of work. Even now, I am continuing …

FM as a force for social good

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By Colin Kenton, Managing Director, FM Services at KBR  There are many examples of the facilities management sector being a force for social good. From employing former offenders and bringing disadvantaged young people onto apprenticeships and training programmes to minimising business impact on the environment and campaigning for fairer wages for the low paid, the FM sector should feel proud …

Cathy goes sky diving!

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At Magenta…  We regularly discuss the importance of workplace wellbeing, and the need to have an equal work/life balance. Managing director, Cathy, is the prime example of someone who practices what she preaches. On a recent day off, to totally disconnect from work and push herself to do something she has always dreamed of, she went sky-diving! Travelling over to …

The art of asking…

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I very distinctly remember, at the age of 13, my Dad telling me that “if you don’t ask, you don’t get”, and I have lived by this saying ever since.   I consider myself very lucky to have been provided with the opportunities that I have, and I wouldn’t be where I am now – sat at my lovely desk …