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 …

Magenta hits 100% Design

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Magenta’s Steve Penney and Laneisha Lynch headed to Kensington Olympia to get their designer interiors fix at this year’s edition of the much-loved 100% Design. Our first taste of London’s 24th edition of 100% Design opened with a press office library designed by Rabih Hage. The perfect space to introduce his upcoming book, ‘Quiet Architecture’ Hage made a bold statement: …

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 …

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 & …

Magenta’s Summer party, in pictures

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Photos by: The Magenta team Words by: Alice Finney The 25th May was the official date of Magenta’s summer party. This year, the ‘do was held at glamorous rooftop bar Madison, which has breathtaking views of St Paul’s. Luckily, the weather was impeccable that evening (the bar is mostly open air), meaning guests could watch the beautiful sunset as they sipped on their …

Clerkenwell Design Week turns up the heat in 2017

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By: Alice Finney Hey, what’s the big idea? It’s probably the most talked about event in the architecture and design calendar. Anyone who’s anyone is there. And this year, as if to honour to the week, and just in time for showroom doors to open, the sun decided to show its glorious beaming face. Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) is a three-day long …

From heated seminar discussions to chilling in glass booths: the best of 100% Design

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By Alice Finney Now in its 13th year, the London Design Festival (LDF) played host to a huge range of internationally renowned design companies last week. Held in different venues across the capital, the festival showcased the best design brands out there at the moment, coupled with talks and seminars given by some of the biggest names in design. I …

Clerkenwell Design Week 2016

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(Written by Esme Banks Marr) Day 1. Team Jo and Esme (affectionately known as ‘Jesme’) arrived in EC1 for our first Clerkenwell Design Festival. Magenta stickers lined the pavement, pointing towards exhibitions and events; magenta banners decorated the streets; and magenta feather flags were outside all the hottest showrooms in town. I think it’s safe to say we felt quite at …