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 …

5 minutes with… Steve Gladwin

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This month, to mark the launch of the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) Awards 2019, we sat down with chair of the judges Steve Gladwin to chat about all things facilities management and awards, with a distinctive international twist. In addition to being chair of the IWFM International Special Interest Group, Gladwin has worked in Australia, New Zealand …

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 …

5 Minutes with… Andrew Hulbert

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This month, we sat down with Andrew Hulbert, managing director of Pareto FM, to chat all things FM and workplace. Hulbert joined the industry as an undergraduate and, shortly after, won PFM’s Young Manager of the Year Award in 2010. He is also the co-founder of Tomorrow Meets Today, a charity that aims to promote diversity and inclusion in the …

Five minutes with… Daniel Hawkins, co-chair of the Young Manager’s Forum (YMF)

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How did you come to work in facilities management / corporate property? My first job is the industry was as a receptionist for a serviced office company at the age of 19. When you work as a receptionist in a serviced office company you switch across logistics, catering, H&S, telecoms, front of house, post-room, and everything in between. You can …

Being…. Magenta’s office manager!

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It’s official! After completing my three-month probation I’m a fully-fledged member of the M-people, and I couldn’t be happier! My life at Magenta started at the end of July, one week after the team moved into our wonderful new office space. It’s been a challenging and rewarding three months as the office has not come without its teething problems. Electrics …

BreatheHR’s 5 minutes with… Cathy Hayward

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Magenta MD Cathy Hayward has been speaking to Melissa Jones at BreatheHR about her experience running an SME. Cathy talks about everything from the challenges she’s faced when building the business and how to successfully engage with and manage a productive workforce, to ‘chilli challenges’, AbFab and her stash of Bolly. The interview can be found on the BreatheHR website, here.