The 2022 UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women list was launched this morning by Great Place to Work® UK, recognizing AXON among 263 ranked organizations.

The UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women award acknowledges that AXON offers a collaborative, flexible and supportive environment, with practices and processes to ensure the support of development, engagement, and well-being of women. AXON is pleased to have a 100% return-to-work rate after maternity and boasts an excellent gender-diversity record, with 58% of the London Senior Leadership Team being female.

“We are delighted that AXON is awarded as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women for the fifth year in a row,“ said Ralph Sutton, International Managing Partner of AXON, and its parent company AVENIR GLOBAL. “We pride ourselves in providing an accommodating and caring work environment for every employee, while ensuring that they have a say on how we can improve our policies. To be recognized for this accolade is telling us that the way we are operating is making a meaningful difference to the lives of our employees, and importantly, motivates us to do more for all of them.”

AXON is launching a Menopause Policy this year, which will look at how to better support individuals in the workplace and at home. AXON will also continue to run several diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) educational initiatives throughout the year to foster an inclusive and fair workplace for all, which is deeply embedded in the company’s culture. The Great Place to Work® UK survey revealed that 97% of AXON’s employees said that “people are treated fairly regardless of their gender.”

For AXON to ignite change in healthcare through meaningful communication powered by diverse thinking, it is critical that every employee voice is heard. The company believes that by bringing together different ideas, it can truly harness the power of its talented team.

“Now in its fifth year, our 2022 list showcases the largest collection of Best Workplaces™ for Women that the UK has ever recognized. These results are based on what women themselves have anonymously reported to us about their workplace experience and how well represented they are in the workforce and management. Ensuring people aren’t discriminated against, placing positive value on our differences, creating fair access and advancement for all, and fostering a sense of value and empowerment in employees is what being a Great Place to Work® is all about. Only by first identifying the gaps in workers’ experiences can organizations truly take action to close them, which is why analyzing employee experience is important. We are proud that the data and insights we provide organizations helps on that continuous journey – and it’s wonderful to celebrate so many Best Workplaces™ for Women this year, across all sectors and organizational sizes,” explains 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, helping organizations to create exceptional, high-performing workplaces where employees feel trusted and valued. The UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women awards enable these outstanding organizations to celebrate their achievements, build their employer brand, and inspire others to take action. For more information, visit