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 …

Cathy Hayward reveals secret to smart time investment

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Magenta’s managing director, Cathy Hayward, was selected to contribute her views in a book written by Australian-based time management specialist Kate Christie. The book, Smart Time Investment for Business – 128 ways the best in business use their time, provides 128 short, sharp and practical productivity strategies that business owners can implement for immediate results. The strategies include tips and anecdotes from leading business leaders from …

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 …

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 …

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: …

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 …

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 …