London, United Kingdom 19 September 2016 – AXON Communications Inc. (AXON) is pleased to announce that it is establishing an operation in Switzerland to support global and European head offices of Swiss-based clients. A specialty healthcare communications firm, AXON’s global footprint now expands to five countries– UK, US, Canada, Denmark and Switzerland.

AXON has appointed Claire Olivia Williams as Vice President to lead the Swiss business. Claire brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in bringing creative solutions to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. Throughout her career, she has gained an in-depth understanding of the pharmaceutical industry having worked in sales; sales training and coaching; and marketing at country, regional and global levels. Her experience working in pharma is complemented by significant agency experience in various strategic capacities. Passionate about clear communication and sharing best practice, Claire forges strong, credible relationships with both clients and colleagues.

“The professionalism and diversity of experience of the AXON team is what really struck me. I am looking forward to working with the cross-functional AXON team to provide tailored solutions to our clients,” says Claire Williams, Vice President of AXON Switzerland. “Having lived and worked in Switzerland for many years, I appreciate how beneficial it is to have teams established on the ground to foster and develop relationships.”

Switzerland is a key hub for the pharmaceutical industry, with many companies having either global or European head offices located there. AXON already has a great deal of business with Swiss-based clients, and the newly opened operation will not only complement existing relationships, but serve as a gateway to developing new ones. Claire is based in the city of Zug, one of the country’s pharmaceutical centres, and close to both Basel and Zurich, where many of the leading pharmaceutical and healthcare companies are located.

“To be successful, it is critical that we find the right people to lead the development of our businesses. Claire’s enthusiasm, experience and shared values are an ideal fit for the AXON network,” said Ralph Sutton, International Managing Partner at AXON. “Our goal is to strengthen our presence among Swiss-based companies, and we are confident Claire will help in creating and deepening meaningful connections with people who are important to the success of our business.”

About AXON Communications

At AXON, we simplify complex information to improve outcomes in healthcare, bringing together the right people with the right expertise to provide our clients with integrated, multichannel communications solutions. As an agency, we are passionate about healthcare communications and combine a personal touch with professionalism. Our expertise includes medical communications, public relations, clinical trial services and market access communications/consultancy for pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, animal health and functional food companies. AXON has an international reach, with offices in London, New York, Toronto, Montreal, Copenhagen and Zug, and a worldwide affiliate network. Established in 2002, AXON is wholly owned by NATIONAL Public Relations, part of RES PUBLICA Consulting Group.

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