Mission Statement

To be the aerospace, defence and security industry's first choice for business information, analysis and news. Shephard Media delivers the best journalistic experience and innovative content.

Our values

    -  Impact

    -  Integrity

    -  Innovation

    -  Excellence

    -  Fun


The Shephard Press Ltd was established in 1981 by Alexander Shephard and we launched our first title Helicopter World that year. Over the next two and a half decades we have launched a number of other magazine titles including the globally renowned Unmanned Vehicles in the early 1990s, as well as establishing an industry leading range of market handbooks.

In 2008 the company was reinvigorated through our acquisition by a new owner, Nicholas Prest, and under new management we have gone on to launch and acquire a number of leading aerospace, defence and security magazines and handbooks. Rebranded as Shephard Media in 2010 the company has also become a leader in the digital media revolution in the sector with a frequently evolving web, video and social media presence, as well as the development of our Shephard Plus business information solution.

Firmly established in the top tier of global aerospace, defence and security publishers and a key partner for the industry we moved into a new London headquarters in 2016 and have established presences in North America and Asia.