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 …

In the news…

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It’s been another busy week of news. Here’s a round-up of Magenta’s favourite stories from the past few days.. Unprecedented Support by MPs to prevent another Carillion Following the collapse of Carillion earlier this year, the Aldous Bill, the largest fair payments campaign ever formed in the UK, now has support from over 200 MPs.  In addition to the support of …

RICS & IFMA launch procurement statement

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Last month, RICS and IFMA launched the first ever RICS Procurement Professional Statement. The document serves as a mandatory framework for all RICS regulated professionals involved in the procurement of FM services. With Carillion’s collapse providing a wake-up call for the built environment sector, questions are turning towards ethics, transparency and how organisations can play a role in paving the …

How to claim crisis comms

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From the FIFA corruption allegations to the furore over Jeremy Clarkson’s departure from the BBC’s Top Gear, scandal sells news, which is why there is a whole sector within the PR industry devoted specifically to managing a client crisis. In this guide, we outline the type of crisis you’re most likely to encounter within the built environment, suggest ways of …

Procurement: the devil’s in the detail

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This week, two of the BIFM’s signature interest groups ­– WiFM and Procurement – came together to host an event aimed at tackling the tricky topic of maintenance contracts and, in particular, the various practical and legal pitfalls that can arise from them. Refreshingly, the discussion was not dominated by talk of Carillion (as was anticipated). In fact, the service …