Beating those Monday blues

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By Katina Byford-Winter, Magenta’s office and employee wellbeing manager Today marks Blue Monday, the most depressing time of the year. The term was coined after a 2015 study by Cardiff University calculated that the third Monday of every January is the gloomiest day on the calendar. It’s something we understand innately as a PR business. The rigours of the job …

BreatheHR’s 5 minutes with… Cathy Hayward

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Magenta MD Cathy Hayward has been speaking to Melissa Jones at BreatheHR about her experience running an SME. Cathy talks about everything from the challenges she’s faced when building the business and how to successfully engage with and manage a productive workforce, to ‘chilli challenges’, AbFab and her stash of Bolly. The interview can be found on the BreatheHR website, here.

The Office Christmas Party: a guide to still having a job come January

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By Esme Banks Marr There’s no two ways about it – December is well and truly here and Christmas is coming. The radio is already blasting out festive hits from every decade, homes across the country are being transformed into winter wonderlands and offices are following suit… Terribly offensive and depressing tinsel decorations are no doubt being draped over the …

Magenta to exhibit at CoreNet’s One Big Day

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The Magenta team will be at CoreNet’s One Big Day conference on 8 March next year at 155 Bishopsgate. Combining a line-up of A-list speakers with thought-provoking topics and trends, this year’s theme is resilience. Topics to be explored on the day include: how cities have come and gone – what makes a city resilient; corporate resilience: forget the three-year plan, …

Platinum sign up Magenta

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Magenta has started working with Platinum Facilities Maintenance Services, who has over 15 year’s experience providing a range of facilities services to organisations across London and the Home Counties.  Platinum deliver specialist mechanical and electrical (M&E) services to a variety of private sector businesses in the corporate, legal and banking sectors. Magenta’s Cathy Hayward, Jo Sutherland, Esme Banks Marr and Alice Finney will …

Magenta starts work with Active!

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Magenta has started working with Active, who design, build, furnish and move workspaces where individuals can think, create, collaborate and enjoy their working life. Their roots are in facilities management, but they’ve grown to become one of the most trusted companies operating in the office interiors industry today. Magenta’s Jo Sutherland, Esme Banks Marr and Alice Finney will work with the Active team …

‘Green’ water treatment solution wins HVR award

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By Jess Lowe Magenta client, Guardian Water Treatment, has won an HVR award 2016 for its ‘green’ alternative to chemical dosing, Wallenius Advanced Oxidation Technology (AOT). Recognised as ‘Sustainable Product of the Year’, AOT is a safe and environmentally friendly water treatment method, proven to kill 99.999% of bacteria, such as Legionella and Pseudomonas. Trialled for the first time as …