7 ways to write a winning award entry  

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With a host of industry awards now open for entry, former IWFM Awards judge Cathy Hayward offers 7 tips to writing a successful award entry.   Winning industry awards isn’t just a matter of luck. If you’re going to spend time and money entering an award scheme, then it’s worth planning it properly and producing the best entry you can.   1. Choose …

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 …

Magenta wins the Sussex Small Business of the Year award

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The team is excited to announce that we have won a Sussex Business Award (SBA) for ‘Small Business of the Year’! The announcement was made last night (30th November 2017) at a lavish awards ceremony at The Grand hotel in Brighton. The Small Business of the Year award, sponsored by Sussex Chamber of Commerce, recognises business excellence across Sussex.   The …

‘Green’ water treatment solution wins HVR award

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By Jess Lowe Magenta client, Guardian Water Treatment, has won an HVR award 2016 for its ‘green’ alternative to chemical dosing, Wallenius Advanced Oxidation Technology (AOT). Recognised as ‘Sustainable Product of the Year’, AOT is a safe and environmentally friendly water treatment method, proven to kill 99.999% of bacteria, such as Legionella and Pseudomonas. Trialled for the first time as …

And the winner is…

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By Cathy Hayward We’re very good at coaching clients through the awards process. We spend weeks every year writing award entries which tell our clients’ story in the best possible light, creating presentations to wow the judges and then holding their hand on the awards night ready to pop open the fizz or whip out a hanky. We are always …

Magenta wins key business award

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Magenta has been named Professional Services business of the year at the 2016 Brighton & Hove Business Awards. At a Bollywood-themed awards ceremony at All Saints church last night, Magenta’s MD Cathy Hayward, together with account director Fiona Buckley and senior account manager Jo Sutherland, were presented with the award by comedian Stephen Grant. The judges praised Magenta for its …

Magenta on shortlist for prestigious business awards

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Magenta has been shortlisted for the 2016 Brighton & Hove Business Awards in the Professional Services category. Now in their eleventh year, the BAHBAs are firmly established as the city’s premier business awards scheme. Designed to raise awareness and to celebrate the diversity and uniqueness of Brighton & Hove, the BAHBAs acknowledge and celebrate those companies, organisations and individuals who are helping to build …

Magenta clients shortlisted for the PFM Awards 2016

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Magenta clients have reached the finals of the PFM Awards 2016 in four of the 12 categories.  Magenta supported its clients to enter the Partners in Retail, Partners in SME Organisations, Partners in Cleaning – Public Buildings, and Partners in Healthcare Facilities categories. Every entry that Magenta put forward for its clients has successfully made it to the final round. “The clients’ …

Magenta’s client OCS is highly commended in the i-FM Technology in FM Awards 2016

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For the first time ever in the i-FM Technology in FM Awards, the judges created a highly commended award which was given to OCS in recognition of the company’s pioneering approach to health and safety in facilities management through the Logincident app. Working with Logincident, OCS has introduced a new approach to reducing the number of accidents and incidents throughout …

Promoting awards excellence

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I enjoyed today’s leader from Elliott Chase on industry awards, and thoroughly agree with many of his points. The BIFM largely sees the BIFM Awards as a money-making venture and does little to promote the awards beyond the awards evening. Although they are getting better. For the first time last year, a 200-word description of each winner was featured on the …