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Three top awards for Western Business Media

28 November 2023

PUBLISHER OF controls, Drives & Automation, Western Business Media (WBM) has won three of the top awards at the PPA Independent Publisher Awards just days after completing a major acquisition.

WBM was named Independent Publishing Company of the Year and also saw Fire Safety Matters win Business Publication of the Year and Logistics Matters win Relaunch of the Year. The news comes in the same week as WBM completed acquisition of Professional Security Installer, Risk Xtra and Benchmark magazines.

These latest honours mean that WBM has won six major industry awards over the past two years. The judges described WBM as being "committed to its audience’s needs and creating new and innovative ideas to engage and build relationships across all verticals. An authentic entry with a great deal of information to support it".

Referencing Fire Safety Matters, the judges said: “We loved this entry because it was full of facts, had loads of numbers to back up the story and lots of good joined up thinking going on.”

Commenting on Logistics Matters the judges said: “Logistics Matters used real insights and feedback to make informed decisions. Grade A research.”

WBM chief executive officer Mark Sennett adds: “We were blown away and truly humbled to win three of the top awards at the PPA Independent Publisher Awards. It marked the end of the most satisfying week in our company’s history, winning these awards after completing a major acquisition felt even more special. The awards were actually the first time we were able to introduce our new staff to our existing team. So, it was a truly a day none of us will ever forget.

“These awards are a testament to the hard work of our staff and we are incredibly proud to have won these awards. I’d like to thank the PPA and the judges for this tremendous honour. I’d like to dedicate these wins to our staff, clients and readers as we couldn’t have done it without you.”