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 …

100% Design – the Magenta review

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Celebrating its 25th year, 100% Design opened its doors to the world of architecture and design last week, at Kensington Olympia. With nearly 30,000 visitors passing through its doors annually, 100% Design is one of the UK’s leading celebrations of design and build. Show areas comprising interiors, kitchens, bedrooms & bathrooms, 100% design and build, and emerging brands provided visitors …

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. …

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 …

Magenta’s news round-up: 2018 edition

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This round-up is usually reserved for the week’s top news stories. But with Christmas and New Year just days away, we thought we’d to use this opportunity to look back over the past 12 months. What follows is a list of the headlines that interested and excited us in 2018. Some are specific to the built environment and others are …

Magenta’s news round-up: 10th December

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While some people might already be winding down for the Christmas break, the organisations making the headlines in this week’s news certainly haven’t slowed down. Read on for our penultimate roundup of 2018. How the Family Room Went Public Written by Alexandra Large, this latest ‘story’ from Herman Miller tells a tale of the beloved family room and how it …

5 minutes with… Mike Green

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Magenta recently sat down with seasoned FM industry figure Mike Green to talk about his involvement in a new maintenance association for London, what makes a great facilities manager, and why the recent discourse around the term “workplace” might be missing something important. Magenta: You’ve worked for a number of different FM organisations over the years and you’ve been heavily …