Who We Are
We are Western Business Media Limited (WBM Ltd), formerly known as Western Business Exhibitions Ltd. We publish leading business-to-business titles across a wide variety of UK sectors as well as being the organisers of the prestigious Safety & Health Excellent Awards (SHE Awards).
Our respected brands provide an independent voice for the diverse markets we serve. Delivering business insight, comment and the latest news on product innovation, services and legislation through print, digital and event platforms.
What We Do
Western Business Media Limited publish leading business-to-business titles across a wide variety of UK business sectors. Find out more about our journals below...
Health & Safety Matters
Health & Safety Matters is published 6 times a year. It provides comprehensive coverage of the latest innovations in the health and safety market as well as delivering independent news, views and comment from the safety industry.
HSM works closely with key sector stakeholders including the BSIF, HSE, British Safety Council, BOHS, RoSPA and IIRSM to ensure HSM readers have all the information they need on current issues in health and safety, as well as guidance on how to comply with changes in legislation.
Fire Safety Matters
Fire Safety Matters is an independent publication aimed at the largest collection of fire, security, facilities and risk management professionals in the UK.
Fire & Security Matters aims to educate fire, security and risk management professionals on legislation, best practice and recent developments across their sector. Each issue contains News, Prosecutions, products and services, legal advice and hard-hitting opinions, technical articles and case studies.
Cleaning matters is published bi-monthly and is targeted at individuals from across the cleaning industry including cleaning operatives and contractors, end users in manufacturing, the commercial arena and the public sector.
Cleaning matters presents the latest innovations and insight that can aid the task of cleaning, maintenance and hygiene, as well as delivering independent news, views and developments from within the market.
Industrial, Plant & Equipment
Industrial Plant & Equipment is now in its 26th year and continues to bring its readers a comprehensive, forward-looking view of the industrial sector.
Every issue features a plethora of in-depth articles covering everything from the latest technological developments, to best practice advice and information on changes to legislation. You will also find previews of a wide range of exhibitions relevant to IP&E’s readership.
Launched in 2019, Security Matters is the sister title to FSM and is an independent publication aimed at the largest collection of security and risk management professionals in the UK.
Sent out with FSM to more than 40,000 named individuals through print, online and email platforms as well as being the official publication for The Security Event, International Security Expo and also distributed at Intersec Dubai, Security Matters offers unparalleled access to the security sector.
Controls, Drives & Automation
Published 6 times a year, each issue of Controls, Drives & Automation covers the core products, services and applications in five easy-to-reference sections including: Internet of things, Power Transmission, Drives & Motors, Controls and Automation.
These sections will inform readers how the intelligent selection and application of industrial technology will give them a leading edge in manufacturing.
Handling & Storage Solutions
Handling & Storage Solutions, published ten times a year, is a must read for professionals in warehousing and logistics.
Every issue includes eight product sections covering the latest market developments in the fields of Lift trucks & ancillaries, Warehouse storage, Distribution, Facilities management, Lifting & Moving, conveying, Warehouse IT and Health & Safety. Tightly sub-edited, these enable specifiers to quickly find out what they need to know without wasting time.
Events We Host
Western Business Media Limited also organises and hosts leading business-to-business conferences, exhibitions and awards across a wide variety of sectors.
The Safety & Health Excellence Awards
The Safety & Health Excellence (SHE) Awards attracts more than 550 guests from the health and safety sector and includes a sumptuous three course meal, table wine, drinks reception, live music, celebrity host and live entertainment.
The Fire & Security Matters Awards
Celebratrating innovation and achievements in the fire and security sectors, the FSM Awards are the official awards of market-leading publications Fire Safety Matters and Security Matters and aim to promote the importance of innovation while also underlining the highest standards of excellence.
Tomorrow's Warehouse Event
Tomorrow’s Warehouse puts the spotlight on unprecedented transformation in the warehouse, tracking trends and offering insights. This one-day, free-to attend conference also highlights a range of solutions that boost warehouse performance and flexibility.
The Cleaning Excellence Awards
The Cleaning Excellence Awards shine a spotlight on the most innovative products, services and individuals. From technological innovations and smart solutions, to sustainability and individual commitment, the awards celebrate standards of excellence throughout the professional cleaning and hygiene sector.
PR, Design & Contract Publishing Services
Access our in-house PR, design/content & contract publishing & events expertise.
You may know Western Business Media (WBM) as a long established B2B publishing & events company. Owners of a range of marketing leading brands, such as Industrial Plant & Equipment (IPE) and Health & Safety Matters (HSM) and the Safety & Health Excellence (SHE) Awards amongst others.
What you may not know is that you can access our in-house content, advertising, design and media buying experience. Whether that be utilizing our editorial experience to create engaging content in print and online platforms, including social media etc. events logistics or the design of your advertising copy, WBM can provide the right solution for you.
PR & Marketing
Content Creation (Print & Digital)
Media & Print Buying
It has never been more important to present your company's products & services in the most professional and competent light. We know that running your business requires 100% of your focus. We can help you do this by tapping into our expertise and present your company's messages the way you want!
Please contact us for further information
Our PR & Contract Publishing Clients include
What our clients have to say
Great support from the IPE team, especially during the pandemic. They really understand our business and have been able to adapt their offers to suit the changing market and hold our hands along the way. Very friendly and professional team who have encouraged us to look at new opportunities with great returns.Marketing Manager, Bosch Rexroth
We've been working with HSM for several years now, and I would say they have one of the most engaged readerships within the health and safety sector. We get great results with anything we do and the team are great to work with as well - they always make a point of getting to know our clients and provide great support when we are doing campaigns.Group Account Director, Clear B2B
The support and communication from the IPE team has always been second to none. The team understand our marketplace, and are very professional and approachable, always prepared to respond to anything we need.Marketing Manager, Direct Air
The IPE readership consists of many of our target customers, which is why we decided to promote our webinar series with them. We got a great response and engagement from our send.UK Marketing Manager, Harting LTD
Humidity Solutions Ltd have been using IPE UK for PR, editorial and advertising content for several years. As a magazine, IPE has a good link into the market sectors that we wish to reach. The team at IPE offer a knowledgeable, flexible and friendly service, and are always on hand to recommend the most suitable features and issues to support our marketing campaigns.Marketing Manager, Humidity Solutions
We have worked closely with IPE to highlight our products, for existing customers and new prospects. Super service combined with an interesting media focus means we are confident of being at the forefront of the industry.Sales & Marketing, Jacob UK
We've advertised within IPE for many years now, always find the team efficient to deal with and their marketplace / distribution is spot on for our Temperature related product range.Managing Director, Labfacility
For us, IP&E’s wide reach of a variety of industrial sectors helps us to have our content in front of the relevant audiences and helps our marketing activities to be targeted, and received well by the right people.Marketing Industrial, Western Europe, Schaeffler (UK) LTD
UE Systems has been working together for years with Western Business Media and shown excellent results for us in terms of brand building, lead generation and closing deals. We do appreciate immensely the hard work from Western Business Media professionals, who always strive to provide their customers with suitable solutions, always having their needs in mind.Marketing Co-ordinator, UE Systems Europe B.V
We've been advertising and publishing in IP&E for over 15 years, and it has always been a great experience. It is a high quality publication that has allowed us to maintain a consistent presence in various relevant markets and the team is a pleasure to work with. They are extremely professional, responsive and customer focused.Head of Marketing UK, Walker Filtration