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 …

How to claim crisis comms

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From the FIFA corruption allegations to the furore over Jeremy Clarkson’s departure from the BBC’s Top Gear, scandal sells news, which is why there is a whole sector within the PR industry devoted specifically to managing a client crisis. In this guide, we outline the type of crisis you’re most likely to encounter within the built environment, suggest ways of …

Magenta welcomes its second placement student 

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This week, Laneisha Lynch joins the Magenta team as part of our year-long student placement position offered. Laneisha is mid-way through her four-year public relations course at Bournemouth University, and has joined Magenta to better her experience of the industry, and to get a taste of working life in a busy office. Following a one-month internship offered to Alice Finney …

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 …

A busy week for the M-People!

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Last week saw a busy couple of days for the M-People! On Thursday, for example, Ollie, Jo, and Esme were all at different events across London and Brighton. With Jo at the Workplace Wellbeing & Stress Forum, Esme at Estates Gazette Office & Workplace Summit, Ollie at the Wired Sussex Thought Leadership breakfast session, and Carole at the Fire & …

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 …