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 …

Young Leader of the Year 2018: And the nominees are…

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      The Young Manager’s Forum has revealed the shortlisted finalists for Young Leader of the Year in this year’s PFM Awards. YMF’s judging panel has chosen Kristian Trend, general manager at Sodexo – universities student living, Luke Townsend, assistant commercial manager at Engie, and Rezki Karar, account manager – defence and government services at Sodexo. With an ever-growing pool of …

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 …

In the news…

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It’s been another busy week of news. Here’s a round-up of Magenta’s favourite stories from the past few days.. Unprecedented Support by MPs to prevent another Carillion Following the collapse of Carillion earlier this year, the Aldous Bill, the largest fair payments campaign ever formed in the UK, now has support from over 200 MPs.  In addition to the support 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 …

State of the FM nations – EuroFM 2018 round-up

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Roughly 2290 metres below the summit of Vitosha, the mountain that looms over the Bulgarian capital of Sofia, is the equally mammoth Paradise Centre, the venue that was chosen for this year’s EuroFM conference. Now celebrating its 30th year, EuroFM is an international industry event that is designed to improve cross-border business relations and culture collaboration. It also aims to …

Diversity key topic of conversation at Mipim

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With many different industries being affected by accusations of discrimination and harassment, including the real estate sector, it was refreshing to see so many women at this year’s Mipim. Talking to some long-time attendees of the world’s annual property fest, women property professionals have moved from being a rare sight a decade ago, to about 20-25 per cent of visitors …

FM Inspired 2017 round-up

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Magenta’s MD Cathy Hayward took to the stage to moderate the FM Inspired conference on 5 October at The O2 Intercontinental Hotel in London. The conference had an exciting line up of speakers to inspire industry practitioners looking to learn new ideas, explore and share knowledge. Cathy managed the main stage and firstly introduced Oliver Heath, TV personality and biophilic …