Today, AXON has been recognised as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ 2023 by Great Place to Work®, the global authority on workplace culture.

If integrity, respect and working with caring colleagues who are making a difference matters to you when thinking about your career – then choose AXON!

Our commitment to our staff is evident, and we are delighted to have significantly jumped up the rankings. Once again, we have been recognised as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ (2023) for medium-sized businesses by Great Place to Work®.

AXON has made the list for eight years running; last year we ranked #77 and this year we have moved up to #57. Previously we have received the Best Workplaces for Women and Best Workplaces for Wellbeing awards.

Employees are happy with the environment we create and grateful for the benefits that we know make a difference.

Ralph Sutton, AVENIR GLOBAL International Manager Partner, and AXON President, said: “We are delighted to have this recognition once again, and to hear the feedback from our employees. The people make our business what it is. We want them to thrive and to have a positive experience so we can achieve great things together.”

The results for this year’s rankings are based on employee responses to an anonymised survey (November 2022), as well as a culture audit.

The Great Place to Work® UK survey revealed that 98% of AXON’s employees said, ‘people are treated fairly, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender, and age’. The survey showed that 95% of employees confirmed that when joining AXON they were made to feel welcome, and 96% believe our facilities at Riverside House (Southwark, London) contribute to a good working environment.

Our benefits are appreciated and one of the perks employees enjoy is a four-week sabbatical after five years’ employment. We also give employees private health insurance, an annual wellness package and inclusion in our bonus scheme. We care about the social side too; our teams work hard, so how can we help them avoid burnout? During the summer we encourage people to log off early on a Friday to enjoy the longer days and time with family and friends.

One employee said in their feedback: “This company has a very friendly and supportive culture. As a team, regardless of position, someone is always available for advice, and we all genuinely want to see each other succeed”.

Another employee said: “Equality and inclusion are considered at every step and the DE&I committee provide practical information to make everyone feel valued”.

AXON’s mantra is to ignite change in healthcare. We do this by listening to our clients, listening to our colleagues, and hiring the right people. We believe that bringing together different ideas is powerful and necessary for our talented teams to keep achieving success.

“As the global authority on workplace culture, our mission at Great Place to Work® has always been to build a better world by helping organisations become a great place to work for all. We strongly believe in the notion of ‘better for business, better for people, better for the world”, said Benedict Gautrey, Managing Director of Great Place to Work® UK.

About AXON

AXON is a global healthcare communications agency that ignites change in healthcare. Through the power of life-changing communications, we contribute to medical advances that improve lives. At the core of every scientific innovation and advancement, there is a simple and compelling story to be told. We know how to tell that story, how to use the right tools to reach the right audiences at the right time, to provoke meaningful change.

We specialize in advising clients on medical affairs, clinical studies, real-world evidence, marketing, advocacy, and communications, all underpinned by insights and creative strategy. AXON has an international reach, with offices in Copenhagen, London, New York, and Toronto, and a worldwide affiliate network. Established in 2002, we have a deep heritage and expertise in healthcare strategy and communication, and we continue to learn and grow in the fast-changing healthcare sphere. AXON is proudly an AVENIR GLOBAL company.


AVENIR GLOBAL is a Montreal-based holding and management company with an active operations mindset and a hands-on approach to all its investments. A global powerhouse of specialist communications firms, AVENIR GLOBAL has 1,000 staff and offices in 24 locations across Canada, the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East, and ranks among the top 15 largest communication firms in the world.

In Canada, AVENIR GLOBAL owns NATIONAL Public Relations, the country’s leading public relations firm, servicing clients across a wide range of sectors, which includes NATIONAL Capital Markets, the industry’s foremost investor relations and financial services practice. In the United States, AVENIR GLOBAL owns SHIFT Communications, a data-driven integrated communications agency; and the public relations and communication company Padilla, which includes the brand consultancy Joe Smith, the food and nutrition experts at FoodMinds, and the research authorities at SMS Research Advisors.

In Europe, AVENIR GLOBAL owns the London-based strategic communications consultancy Madano and Hanover, one of the EMEA’s leading strategic communications and public affairs consultancies, with offices in London, Brussels, Dublin, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi. Hanover Group also includes creative communications agency The Playbook, and the brand and culture consultancy Multiple. The AVENIR GLOBAL network also includes healthcare specialists AXON, with offices in Toronto, the U.S., the U.K. and Europe, and healthcare creative agency Cherry, based in London.

AVENIR GLOBAL is owned by RES PUBLICA Consulting Group.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees around the world and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. In 2022, they launched the first-ever annual UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Wellbeing list of organisations who stood out as delivering exceptional wellbeing support for their employees across all levels and departments. For more information, visit