Magenta’s news roundup

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With lots going on in the news this week, it’s been hard to keep up with all the stories. Here’s what you might have missed over the past seven days. CBRE launches ‘hana’ CBRE has launched ‘hana’, a new service offering that combines the benefits of flexible workspace with the amenities, technology, thoughtful space design, and control over branding and culture that sophisticated corporations require. If …

Identity crisis? What identity crisis?

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Words by: Jo Sutherland Westminster. Home to debate, scrutiny, and cries of “Order! Order!”. Once again, RICS’s HQ, on Parliament Square, was filled to the brim with a passionate and feisty crowd, panellists and audience alike, all set on debating the FM’. While some were keen to maintain order during FMJ’s most recent RICS-IFMA debate concerning facility management’s place in …

Hevasure wins at the HVR Awards

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Steven Booth, MD for Guardian Water Treatment and Steve Munn, MD for Hevasure Hevasure has scooped Ancillary Product of Year at this year’s HVR Awards, which took place on the 25th October at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel. The award winning product is the latest incarnation of its innovative water monitoring technology, G2. Providing 24/7 real-time data on water condition, Hevasure …

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give” – National Mentoring Day

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By: Esme Banks Marr Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, Marco Pierre White and Gordon Ramsay, Lil Wayne and Drake, Dr Dre and Eminem, Maya Angelou and Oprah Winfrey… Just a few famous mentoring partnerships you may already be aware of. Or, maybe you had no idea these people had acted as mentors or been mentored themselves. Why do you think …

FM – a career of chance or choice?

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Talent shortage. Skills gap. Where is the next generation of facilities management talent going to come from? How can we attract more graduates into our sector? These are phrases and questions we hear constantly in the FM sector. And they were a key topic of debate at the International Facility Management Association’s World Workplace conference, which took place last week, …

Young Leader of the Year 2018: And the nominees are…

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      The Young Manager’s Forum has revealed the shortlisted finalists for Young Leader of the Year in this year’s PFM Awards. YMF’s judging panel has chosen Kristian Trend, general manager at Sodexo – universities student living, Luke Townsend, assistant commercial manager at Engie, and Rezki Karar, account manager – defence and government services at Sodexo. With an ever-growing pool of …

Magenta hits 100% Design

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Magenta’s Steve Penney and Laneisha Lynch headed to Kensington Olympia to get their designer interiors fix at this year’s edition of the much-loved 100% Design. Our first taste of London’s 24th edition of 100% Design opened with a press office library designed by Rabih Hage. The perfect space to introduce his upcoming book, ‘Quiet Architecture’ Hage made a bold statement: …

Five minutes with… Daniel Hawkins, co-chair of the Young Manager’s Forum (YMF)

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How did you come to work in facilities management / corporate property? My first job is the industry was as a receptionist for a serviced office company at the age of 19. When you work as a receptionist in a serviced office company you switch across logistics, catering, H&S, telecoms, front of house, post-room, and everything in between. You can …

Magenta’s pick of the week

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Following lasts week’s news round-up, we thought we would do it all over again. Read on to see the stories you might have missed. British Airways data breach Just a mere week after Air Canada announced around 20,000 of its mobile app users passport details had been breached, British Airways (BA) customers have now also become victim to a data breach. This time …