Appointments follow succession of new business wins

Richmond, Surrey, 12 March 2015 – AXON Communications is pleased to announce five new additions to its London team, following a highly successful Q4 2014 and continued growth of the business in Q1 2015. Lucie Burns joins the agency’s Public Relations (PR) team as Associate Director, along with Karley Ura as Programme Manager and Samantha Treadwell as Programme Executive. Working across AXON’s PR and Medical Communications (Med Comms) teams, Kate Peregrin, PhD, joins as Medical Writer, whilst Denis Bilotta, PhD, joins the Med Comms team as Programme Manager.

“It is such an exciting time for AXON, with the growth and success of the business reflected in our expanding team,” said Miranda Dini, Managing Partner for AXON London. “We are confident that the wealth of talent, expertise and fresh perspectives that our new team members bring will contribute to our continued achievements in 2015.”

Amongst the senior team, Lucie joins AXON from Edelman, London, bringing 8 years of experience in creating and executing strategic healthcare communications programmes at global, regional and national levels, with a particular expertise in launching new products. “It is a great time to be joining the AXON team, with its expanding client base and a growing team of extremely talented consultants. I am very excited to be on board,” she said.

Kate joins AXON from Elements Communications and previously Zaicom Healthcare. She brings almost 10 years’ experience to the AXON team, having moved into Med Comms in 2012 after 8 years working in the field of cancer research and clinical trials.

Karley comes to London as part of AXON’s internal transfer programme, moving from the firm’s Toronto office, where she was involved in a number of PR campaigns. Denis brings editorial and project management experience, in addition to his background as a scientist. Samantha joins the AXON team after graduating from St Mary’s University last year, having previously worked with Edelman, London.

About AXON Communications

AXON Communications provides Med Comms, Public Relations, Market Access and Clinical Trial Services to a wide range of leading pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and animal health companies internationally. It has operations in London, New York, Toronto and Copenhagen.

AXON is part of NATIONAL Public Relations, the largest PR consultancy in Canada, with offices in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City and Halifax. The firm, which also includes London-based Madano and digital marketing agency Sonic Boom, serves leading corporate, government, and institutional clients and offers the full range of communications services, including corporate communications, investor communications, public affairs, employee engagement, public consolidation and participation, marketing, technology and healthcare communications, as well as digital communications.

For more information, please contact:

Miranda Dini
Tel: +44 (0)20 3595 2414
Twitter: @AxonComms
LinkedIn: AXON Communications