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 …

Facilities Show 2019: Day 2

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It’s day two at the Facilities Show and the Magenta team will be out in force again. Here’s what you can look forward to today…     Outsourcing – is TFM still a trend? 13:15-14:00 With the bruising that outsourcing has taken in the national press recently, the total FM model is under unprecedented scrutiny. Does it deliver lasting value, and is it …

Facilities Show 2019: Day 1

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              It’s the first day of the Facilities Show at London Excel and the Magenta team is already here. As specialists in the built environment, we tend to spend most of our time in the Facilities Management Theatre (though there is the exciting addition of a Workplace Wellbeing Theatre this year), so come and …

5 things I learnt at Magenta

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As a journalism student entering work experience at Magenta, I had no idea what to expect. I hadn’t even thought about working in PR until I started my course last year. But after two weeks here, I can definitely see it as a potential career path.                 Here are my five top takeaways:  PR work takes as much creative energy as journalism.   The tasks the team …

FM matchmaking

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Magenta’s Cathy Hayward looks back at FM Inspired, an annual meet-the-buyers event for the facilities sector that never fails to deliver a strong content programme.   If you’ve ever been speed-dating, you’ll know that it’s revolutionised the dating experience. Instead of spending an evening meeting one potential partner – which can be an excruciating experience if you don’t get on …

5 minutes with… Chris Moriarty

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In November 2018, the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) officially rebranded into the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM). The professional body had revealed its intention to change name nine months earlier and just two weeks after Chris Moriarty, its newly appointed director of insight, had returned from a two-year stint as UK managing director of workplace experience …

Katina goes to Changeboard Future Talent

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While I’m certainly no Luddite, I must confess that I’ve always been a bit sceptical of technology and its encroaching influence on modern life. After all, it’s impossible to ignore the extent to which new tech is changing the way we work. With that caveat out in the open, it’s fair to say that I didn’t really know what to expect to from my visit to this year’s Changeboard Future Talent Conference, where …