We are the connectors, creators and experience makers

Connecting people with
their passions everywhere

We are Future plc, a global multi-platform media company. We’re the name behind successful brands in specialist consumer and B2B sectors including: technology, gaming & entertainment, music, creative & photography, home interest, education and television. Every day we connect over 200+ million people worldwide with their passions, through our expert content, world-class events and cutting-edge proprietary technology.

Our purpose

We change people’s lives through
sharing our knowledge and expertise
with others, making it easy and fun
for them to do what they want.

Our values

Shared and enduring values are at the heart of any successful organisation, and that’s why our core values underlie everything we do:

We are part of the audience and their community.

Our passion for our products and brands makes us part of the community we engage with – an incredible privilege which we treat with the utmost respect.

We are proud of our past and excited about our future.

Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today Future boasts a portfolio of over 80 brands and so whilst we celebrate our heritage, we remain focused on the future.

We all row the boat.

Everyone at Future has a part to play and a contribution to make because together, we’re stronger.

 

Let’s do this.

We have a bias for action, taking the best decisions we can and following through on our decisions.

It’s the people in the boat that matter.

We make sure we have the right team for right now, supporting each other, challenging each other and having fun along the way.

Results matter, success feels good.

We restlessly look to improve, be ever creative and unashamedly commercial in our ventures.

 

Our Board and Executive Leadership Team

Our journey so far

2018

2018

  • Future acquires NewBay Media, adding a full-service global B2B division across: music, AV, broadcasting, education and gaming.
  • Future acquires 4 specialist consumer brands from Haymarket Media Group: What Hi-Fi?, FourFourTwo, Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome.
  • Future acquires the consumer division of Purch, a technology-enabled US-based media business with leading online brands in the technology and science sectors.
2017

2017

  • Future launches TheRadar.com, an eCommerce-led technology content website aimed at allowing users to find, review and buy tech products
  • Future’s market capitalisation exceeds GBP 100m in July 2017
  • Future acquires the Home Interest division of Centaur Media, adding three magazines, four websites, and seven annual shows to its brands and events portfolio
  • Future launches DigitalCameraWorld.com, the first point of call for all things photography related
  • Future acquires TeamRock, adding a portfolio of music-listening magazines, website and events
2010-2016

2016

  • Future acquires UK magazine publisher Imagine Publishing, a portfolio which includes magazines, bookazines and websites in the tech, games, creative and knowledge sectors
  • Future acquires Blaze Publishing, a UK magazine publisher and event organiser in the music and shooting sectors
  • Future acquires Noble House Media, a UK multi-platform publisher specialising in technology and the mobile industry
  • Future launches the PC Gamer Weekender in London, an event dedicated to PC gaming

2015

  • Future acquires Net Communities digital publishing business
  • Future launches The PC Gaming Show, the first ever dedicated PC gaming event at E3 in the US

2014

  • Future launches The Photography Show, the UK’s largest event for photographers

2013

  • Future launches proprietary eCommerce platform, Hawk

2012

  • Future launches TechRadar Pro, for business
2000-2009

2008

  • Future’s Australian offices open in Sydney

2007

  • Future launches TechRadar, a site dedicated to tech-buying advice and reviews

2005

  • Future Network USA becomes Future US. Future Games launched – an international network of 15 leading magazine publishers producing over 60 games magazines across 14 countries with circulation of 2.4m

2002

  • Imagine Media becomes Future Network USA.
  • FuturePlus – Future’s customer publishing arm – launched (now called Future Fusion)

2000

  • Future launches flagship gaming website, GamesRadar+
1990-1999

1999

  • Future Network floats on London Stock Exchange for first day price of 1bn

1998

  • Chris Anderson rejoins Future as Non-executive Chairman, and buys back Future from Pearson for £142m. Imagine Media combines with Future UK to create Future Network

1994

  • Future UK sold to Pearson New Entertainment for £52.5m

1993

  • Chris Anderson buys small US games publisher and renames them Imagine Media

1992

  • Future now has 21 magazines and employs 300 staff.
  • 55,000 people attend Future’s first event – The Future Entertainment Show at Earls Court, London.
1980-1989

1986

  • Future publishes the world’s first cover-mounted disc, taped to PC Plus Magazine

1985

  • Future is founded by Chris Anderson in Somerset, UK with one magazine, Amstrad Action

Our brands

Explore our award-winning brands and specialist sectors.