Passionate people connecting people with
their passions

We are Future

We’re 2300 colleagues over 200 brands speaking to more than 390 million people every month across the globe through websites, events and magazines. We’re the name behind content that connects people to their passions in technology, gaming & entertainment, home interest, women’s lifestyle, music, creative & photography, hobbies and knowledge, all supported by our innovative tech stack.

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.

What's it like to be part of the team?

Our bias for action and our unashamedly commercial outlook is evident in everything we do. We act when we see an exciting idea, even if it’s not fully formed yet. Across our entire business – from editorial to finance, People and Culture to IT Support – our teams cut through bureaucracy, using every bit of information at our disposal to accomplish something now, improving and evolving as we learn.

It’s frenetic, and doesn’t always work out as expected, but it’s always exciting and we all grow from each experience.

Every role within Future is important, and brings with it some unique challenges and opportunities. It can be deeply rewarding on a personal level but we also offer a range of fantastic benefits:

  • Unlimited paid time off (yes you read that right)
  • A share in our success – every member of staff receives a profit pool bonus at the end of our financial year
  • Free digital magazine subscriptions and access to back copies of our print magazines and bookazines
  • Regular (virtual for now) staff socials arranged by our wonderful Employee Community & Culture committees
  • Huge opportunities to learn and develop whether through professional qualifications, exposure to incredible business projects or informal lunch & learns, hosted by your colleagues

  • Access to employee assistance in each of our locations to provide independent support and help with your wellbeing

and in a Covid-free world

  • Discounted gym membership and onsite health & wellbeing 
  • Actual staff socials 

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

2020

2020

  • Future announces record full year results and its intention to buy GoCo Group
  • Future acquires TI Media the renowned magazine and digital publisher of Decanter, Marie Claire UK and Wallpaper*
  • Future retains and takes more number one spots in both UK and US ComScore rankings
  • Creation of Future Studios to build on success of Barcroft and maximise collaboration opportunities
  • Future acquires Cinemablend
2019

2019

  • Future acquires two specialist consumer brands from Immediate Media Co. – CyclingNews.com and Procycling Magazine
  • Future acquires Mobile Nations, a leading global digital publisher focused on consumer electronics based in the US
  • Future enters the FTSE 250 Index on the London Stock Exchange
  • Future becomes the number one technology news publisher in the US ComScore rankings
  • Future acquires US-based B2B digital media publisher SmartBrief and opens a new Future office in Washington, DC
  • Future announces its intention to buy TI Media, the renowned magazine and digital publisher of Decanter, Marie Claire UK and Wallpaper*
  • Future acquires award-winning TV and digital media company Barcroft Studios
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.