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 …

The key to surviving FM

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For those who were unable to attend Workplace Futures 2019 this week, don’t fear – Magenta is on hand to give you a short summary of the day’s highlights, with a longer report available on the conference organiser’s website here.  The first major conference of the year proved to be full of insights, debates and, despite best efforts, the occasional …

Magenta begins working with Sitemark

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Magenta has started working with Sitemark, the independent best practice benchmarking company for the facilities management sector. Launched as iClean in 2005, Sitemark reviews and certifies facilities management solutions on contracts of all sizes, across all sectors. Magenta will be supporting the business, which recently expanded out of the cleaning and waste management sectors into the wider FM space, to …

New year, new real estate sector

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Usually, CoreNet’s annual January event, UK’s Predictions and Resolutions, is a great barometer for the year ahead, as a panel from across the corporate real estate industry discuss what the next 12 months might bring. This week’s event was a little different. The usual certainty about specific changes, from structural challenges to movements in lease lengths, was missing. There was …

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 …

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 …

Magenta’s news round-up: 23rd November

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Reports this week that Interserve is in dire financial trouble threatens to end 2018 much like it started – with the demise of a hugely influential construction and support services firm. Read on for Magenta’s pick of the news from the past five days. Interserve sparks concerns as debts rise Facilities management giant Interserve has announced that its debts would …

Identity crisis? What identity crisis?

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Words by: Jo Sutherland Westminster. Home to debate, scrutiny, and cries of “Order! Order!”. Once again, RICS’s HQ, on Parliament Square, was filled to the brim with a passionate and feisty crowd, panellists and audience alike, all set on debating the FM’. While some were keen to maintain order during FMJ’s most recent RICS-IFMA debate concerning facility management’s place in …

Hevasure wins at the HVR Awards

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Steven Booth, MD for Guardian Water Treatment and Steve Munn, MD for Hevasure Hevasure has scooped Ancillary Product of Year at this year’s HVR Awards, which took place on the 25th October at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel. The award winning product is the latest incarnation of its innovative water monitoring technology, G2. Providing 24/7 real-time data on water condition, Hevasure …