Why do we need to discuss gender and pronouns at work?

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As a clinic in London reported earlier this summer, the number of people who identify as non-binary (where a person doesn’t feel the need/want to assign to a particular gender) is increasing. Between 2018 and 2019 The Tavistock Centre (a London health trust) reported 2,500 individuals identifying as non-binary. For one centre alone to report numbers in the thousands in …

Like a local in Lyon

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…or at least trying to be. With its 2000-year rich history, including the invention of cinema, Lyon was a no-brainer when it came to choosing Magenta’s annual team trip destination. Its nostalgic architecture split between the Rhone and Saone rivers made for the perfect backdrop to sightsee, enjoy delicious food, wine and even a little brainstorming. What better way to …

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 …

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 …

FM Inspired 2017 round-up

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Magenta’s MD Cathy Hayward took to the stage to moderate the FM Inspired conference on 5 October at The O2 Intercontinental Hotel in London. The conference had an exciting line up of speakers to inspire industry practitioners looking to learn new ideas, explore and share knowledge. Cathy managed the main stage and firstly introduced Oliver Heath, TV personality and biophilic …

Ollie’s guide to office life

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As you might have read/heard already – I have started placement, and I am loving it. Coming to the end of my second week, which has been manic – going to conferences, drinks receptions, champagne dinners and liaising with exciting new clients – it’s safe to say I am exhausted. What with an event in London, the heat causing restless …

Magenta client wins prestigious European FM Award

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Magenta client EMC, a global leader in information technology as a service, has won a major European award for its approach to real estate and facilities management across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The EuroFM Partners Across Borders award was presented to the EMC FM team at a glittering gala dinner ceremony in Glasgow, Scotland,  tonight (2 June 2015). …