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, …

A Day in the life of Magenta’s creative director!

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Interview conducted by Esme Banks Marr Magenta’s creative director, Mr Mark Parry, isn’t one for writing, which is why he heads up all of our design work. With this in mind, we decided to sit him down, away from the comfort of his desk, 30 year old unergonomic leather computer chair, cappuccino and piles of design books to ask him …

My Magenta retrospective biennial.

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BY: Esme Banks Marr Two years ago, I met Cathy Hayward for a coffee and a chat. I’m sure if you’re reading this you’ve done the same thing, at some point. A few weeks later, the day before Good Friday, I started as an account executive at the enigmatic Magenta Associates. I was met by three very friendly faces in …

Speaking it Out

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By: Dannie-Lu Carr Did you know that 75% of people are terrified of public speaking? Yet it is one of the most important skills to have in a world where raising your visibility and getting your message out there is more challenging than ever amidst the sheer quantity of ‘stuff’ out there. As human beings, we can be terrified of …

Stepping into Spring with the latest design trends at the BCFA show

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This week, the Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane opened its doors for the British Contract Furnishing Association’s (BCFA) first ever Spring design show. The Brewery is a landmark London venue, home to various other design shows (such as the London Design festival), fashion pop ups (think the massive American Apparel discount store) and sporting events (cast your mind back …

Wellcome to the Capital’s BIFM Conference 2017

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The annual BIFM London Region conference took place this week at the Wellcome Trust on Euston Road. The event was attended by a diverse range of Facilities Management professionals and is the region’s key educational event, bringing together a range of thought-provoking speakers to challenge and inform delegates. This year’s theme was ‘wellbeing’, and the programme included speakers from England …