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). …

Do you want free fruit for your office for a month?

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One of Magenta’s clients is looking to conduct some research into the benefits of having free fruit in offices. We’re looking for a London-based office with at least 200 staff who would be willing to host this research for a month. Over the course of a month, our client would supply baskets of free fruit to people within your office, …

Taking a break from facilities management – no such luck!

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I’ve had just a little too much of facilities management this week. Firstly there’s been a major relocation of assets from Brighton to the West Country (packing up the family’s camping gear and shoehorning two adults, three kids and a dog into a car for a weekend’s camping in Devon). Then the hassle of managing temporary facilities – cooking on a …

Down to the wire

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Having a good old rant about my dire, yet fortunately temporary, WiFi access yesterday I realised how crucial wireless access is to our working lives, especially if you’re a mobile worker. Responding to my woes on Twitter Adrian McNeece argued that WiFi’s rapidly becoming an essential utility like power or water. I’d argue that it’s even more fundamental, at least …