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Excellence in business intelligence in print, online, in person

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...

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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.

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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.

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Cleaning Matters

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.

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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.

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Security Matters

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.

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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.

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Logistics Matters

Logistics Matters (the new name for Handling & Storage Solutions) is published ten times a year and 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.

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
  • Design/Production Bureau
  • Event Logistics
  • Media Sales
  • Videography

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

Reset Compliance
The Facilities Event
The Fire Safety Event
The Health & Safety Event
The Security Event
International Security Expo

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