New region and new UK MD for Magenta

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Magenta is opening an office in North America to support its growing client base in the region. The new centre will be run by our former content manager, Simon Iatrou, who becomes communications director, North America, based in Toronto. At the same time, Jo Sutherland, who has been with us for four years, takes on the role of managing director …

CoreNet Amsterdam – ‘It’s not business, it’s personal’

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The measurement of the success of corporate real estate and the workplace is moving from financial metrics to those focused around employee experience. While traditional metrics such as total occupancy cost and ROI will continue to play a key part in how CRE functions are measured, a broader range of metrics are becoming increasingly important. These are focused on human …

Magenta celebrates Zero Waste Week

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To mark Zero Waste Week which is happening between 2-8 September 2019, we sat down with our office and wellbeing manager, Katina, to better understand the environmental impact of our actions, both as a business and as individuals.   What are some of Magenta’s recent considerations for reducing its environmental impact?  Plastic reduction is at the top of our list. …

Looking after mental health with… Terrarium gardens?

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 Last week, the M People got together for our latest quarterly team day. After a general company update and some creative brainstorming, we spent a large portion of the morning talking about mental health wellbeing. As a member of the Time to Change movement, we want to help end the stigma around mental health and ensure that staff feel supported …

Why we need Pride now more than ever

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  2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the historic Stonewall riots, which saw members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Queer, Intersexual and Allies/Asexual (LGBTQIA+) community rebel against a police raid at the Stonewall Inn in New York, in the early hours of the 28th June 1969. Naturally then, this year has seen considerable focus on this pivotal moment in …

A week in the world of PR

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For one week only, our office junior Jude abandoned his usual admin tasks and shadowed Cathy, Magenta’s MD, as part of his sixth form work experience programme. This week has been unlike any other. Rather than being in the office all the time, supporting my usual boss, Katina, our office and wellbeing manager, I’ve been up and down the country …

To be, or not to be?

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Alice Friel, an English literature student at the University of Bristol, reflects on her two-week internship at Magenta. Whenever I tell people that I’m studying towards a degree in English literature, I dread the typical response of “Do you want to be an English teacher?”. I find this frustrating because teaching is something I’ve never been interested in, but I …

Magenta on tour: Workplace Week New York 2019

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Last week, our director Jo Sutherland crossed the Atlantic to lend her support to Workplace Week New York, a five-day series of tours and fringe events that showcase some of the city’s best workplaces. It’s only the second time Magenta client Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA) has run this event in the Big Apple, but it’s already creating lots of buzz …

Facilities Show 2019: Day 3

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It’s third and final day at the Facilities Show and the Magenta team will be attending again! Here’s what’s in store today:         Skills & talent in FM 11.00 – 11.45 What do we class as talent and skill? Attracting the best talent in Facilities Management is becoming increasingly important due to the shortage of professionals in …