Facilities Show 2019: Day 1

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              It’s the first day of the Facilities Show at London Excel and the Magenta team is already here. As specialists in the built environment, we tend to spend most of our time in the Facilities Management Theatre (though there is the exciting addition of a Workplace Wellbeing Theatre this year), so come and …

FM matchmaking

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Magenta’s Cathy Hayward looks back at FM Inspired, an annual meet-the-buyers event for the facilities sector that never fails to deliver a strong content programme.   If you’ve ever been speed-dating, you’ll know that it’s revolutionised the dating experience. Instead of spending an evening meeting one potential partner – which can be an excruciating experience if you don’t get on …

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 …

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 …