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 …

5 minutes with… Steve Gladwin

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This month, to mark the launch of the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) Awards 2019, we sat down with chair of the judges Steve Gladwin to chat about all things facilities management and awards, with a distinctive international twist. In addition to being chair of the IWFM International Special Interest Group, Gladwin has worked in Australia, New Zealand …

The key to surviving FM

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For those who were unable to attend Workplace Futures 2019 this week, don’t fear – Magenta is on hand to give you a short summary of the day’s highlights, with a longer report available on the conference organiser’s website here.  The first major conference of the year proved to be full of insights, debates and, despite best efforts, the occasional …

Cathy Hayward reveals secret to smart time investment

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Magenta’s managing director, Cathy Hayward, was selected to contribute her views in a book written by Australian-based time management specialist Kate Christie. The book, Smart Time Investment for Business – 128 ways the best in business use their time, provides 128 short, sharp and practical productivity strategies that business owners can implement for immediate results. The strategies include tips and anecdotes from leading business leaders from …

Magenta begins working with Sitemark

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Magenta has started working with Sitemark, the independent best practice benchmarking company for the facilities management sector. Launched as iClean in 2005, Sitemark reviews and certifies facilities management solutions on contracts of all sizes, across all sectors. Magenta will be supporting the business, which recently expanded out of the cleaning and waste management sectors into the wider FM space, to …

Beating those Monday blues

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By Katina Byford-Winter, Magenta’s office and employee wellbeing manager Today marks Blue Monday, the most depressing time of the year. The term was coined after a 2015 study by Cardiff University calculated that the third Monday of every January is the gloomiest day on the calendar. It’s something we understand innately as a PR business. The rigours of the job …

New year, new real estate sector

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Usually, CoreNet’s annual January event, UK’s Predictions and Resolutions, is a great barometer for the year ahead, as a panel from across the corporate real estate industry discuss what the next 12 months might bring. This week’s event was a little different. The usual certainty about specific changes, from structural challenges to movements in lease lengths, was missing. There was …

Magenta’s news round-up: 2018 edition

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This round-up is usually reserved for the week’s top news stories. But with Christmas and New Year just days away, we thought we’d to use this opportunity to look back over the past 12 months. What follows is a list of the headlines that interested and excited us in 2018. Some are specific to the built environment and others are …

Magenta’s news round-up: 10th December

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While some people might already be winding down for the Christmas break, the organisations making the headlines in this week’s news certainly haven’t slowed down. Read on for our penultimate roundup of 2018. How the Family Room Went Public Written by Alexandra Large, this latest ‘story’ from Herman Miller tells a tale of the beloved family room and how it …