Cathy Hayward, managing director of Magenta Associates, a communications and PR agency for the facilities management and support services sectors, has been named as one of FMX magazine’s 40 under forty, a recognition programme for emerging talent and high achievement in the facilities management industry.
After leaving university in the mid-1990s, Cathy worked for FM service provider Europa before embarking on a journalistic career which led eventually to her founding and editing FM World, the British Institute of Facilities Management’s fortnightly magazine for seven year, latterly also as publishing director. She founded Magenta Associates in spring 2011 and the company recently announced that it has doubled in size in its first year with the recent appointment of Richard Byatt and Adelphine Williams.
Cathy holds a Masters degree in journalism, is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and is studying for the CIPR’s post-graduate diploma in public relations. In her professional capacity she is a committee member of the BIFM London region and a judge for the BIFM Awards.
The FMX 40 under forty programme is organised with the support of the Young Managers’ Forum of the Facilities Management Association. The judges were Nigel Dews of Harrow Green, Claudia Halabi of Randstad and FMX editor Andrew Brown.
Hayward added: “I’m really pleased to have been included in this prestigious list of emerging FM talent; it’s a great honour. The FM sector is an exciting and fun place to work and I look forward to supporting organisations within facilities management with their PR, marketing and communications for many years to come.”