A word from our MD

Many of you will know that I’m due to become a mum this April. The time has therefore come for me to pause my duties and passions as leader of Magenta to concentrate on the arrival of my daughter. So, this Magenta update will be the last post you’ll see from me for a while. I’ll still be around, though, just behind-the-scenes.

You’ll no doubt see me promoting Magenta from the side-lines and I plan to use my “baby holiday” to stay on top of what’s happening in the sector that I’ve grown to love over the last five and a half years.

Magenta’s founder Cathy Hayward and client director Shahlia Nelson-Rogers will be your points of contact while I’m away. I know they will keep me updated on the latest happenings and shenanigans. To that end, we’ve got a few exciting things planned:

  • Magenta is proud sponsor of the Property Marketing Awards (PMA). This is a not-for-profit event organised by the Chartered Surveyors’ Livery Company, the proceeds of which go towards helping disadvantaged people gain qualifications and jobs in the property industry. In the run up to the virtual award ceremony on the 24 June 2021, Magenta and PMA are running a joint webinar on the dos and don’ts of workplace change communications. Pop Thursday 13 May at 11am in your diary – more info to follow!
  • The summer edition of Workplace Futures: Return to the Workplace (13 July 2021) is not to be missed. Join iFM, Magenta and a fabulous line up of speakers, including keynote Tim OIdman of Leesman, for what promises to provide all the information needed to ensure an effective response to the next challenge for the workplace world.
  • 2021 marks 10 years since Magenta Associates was born. This major milestone has prompted founder Cathy Hayward to reflect on the past decade in business. Find out the inspiration behind Magenta, and if you want to hear more about Magenta’s most memorable moments, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Those who work with us will know that we’re not only here to help our clients communicate more effectively, but to help build and foster a community designed to encourage organisations in the built environment, ourselves included, to use business as a force for good. I’m incredibly proud of the Magenta team and I’m very excited about what I’ll be coming back to in six months’ time. We’ve already evolved so much as a business in the last year; I can’t wait to see what’s next.

A huge thank you to our clients, partners, friends and followers for their support in helping Magenta not just survive but thrive during what’s been a corona-coaster of a year. Bring on the next adventure.

Jo Sutherland