Welcome to the WMN Business Awards 2012

Bill Martin, WMN Editor.

The second ever Western Morning News business awards will be the biggest celebration of business in the South West this year.

We all know that the peninsula is in the unique position of being a fantastic place to live and a fantastic place to do business, and the awards represent a fantastic opportunity to recognise this.

The business and news pages of the Western Morning News are consistently filled with stories reporting success, innovation, achievement and excellence in all fields of business.

We want these awards to be the culmination of all the hard work that goes into achieving those goals, and I would urge all of you who know of great business going on to make sure the companies or individuals involved are nominated.

Trading conditions are tough, and doing business in the South West has probably never been harder. This makes it even more important that we shout about those who are doing well, and those who are making their mark in the Westcountry.

Good luck, and I look forward to seeing you all on the night of the awards.

Bill Martin, editor of the Western Morning News