Brighton, United Kingdom – May 20, 2020 — AXON Communications is delighted to announce another significant milestone with the hiring of James Osborn as a Director and lead for its office in Brighton. The hire is evidence of the healthcare communications agency’s ongoing expansion on the South Coast and signifies a strengthening of its capabilities in patient communications.

James is an award-winning communications expert with 15 years’ in-house and consultancy experience, most recently in health advocacy and patient engagement. “I’m very pleased to be joining AXON at a time when clear, meaningful health messages are more important than ever,” said James Osborn, Director, AXON. “I’m looking forward to bringing my experience in people-focused health communications to build on the strong foundations the company has in this area. It will be fantastic to work with the talented team and to further expand AXON’s base on the South Coast.”

“We’re so excited to welcome James to the team – albeit virtually for now,” said Emma Kenny, PhD, Partner, AXON. “He already feels part of the ‘family’, and his skills and experience will enable us to provide even greater support to our clients and opportunities for our team.”

Commenting on the news, Miranda Dini, Managing Partner, AXON, said, “James is a great hire; exactly the type of ‘triple threat’ that thrives at AXON. He’s great with people, is a new business builder and is a proven expert for clients interested in programmes that will positively impact the lives of patients and the people who care for them.”
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About AXON
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 services/consultancy for pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, animal health and functional food companies. AXON has an international reach, with offices in London, Brighton, New York, Toronto and Copenhagen, and a worldwide affiliate network. Established in 2002, AXON is 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 Communications, 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.