London, United Kingdom – 17 October 2019 – AXON is pleased to announce an impressive 11 recent hires across different aspects of the company’s expanding business.

“We’ve seen substantial growth this year, and have put our efforts behind a very active and targeted recruitment approach, which has clearly paid off,” said Antonia Katsambis, HR Director, AXON. “It’s such an exciting time to join the agency, with lots of new talent with diverse backgrounds and expertise which will further strengthen AXON’s core offerings.”

The agency’s ever-expanding Medical Communications team has welcomed eight new members: Daisy Gooch as a Senior Programme Manager; Hannah Large as a Programme Manager; Lorna Blackwell, PhD, and Catherine Starling as Senior Medical Writers; Adam Beech, PhD, and Fraser Harris as Medical Writers; Erin Knox-Macaulay as a Junior Medical Writer; and finally, Natasha Yarham as a Financial Project Manager. Starling and Knox-Macaulay are based in the agency’s Brighton office, while the rest of the team are in the London site.

The AXON Public Relations team has also gained a new team member, Jessica Garner, a recent graduate who has joined as a Programme Executive in the London office.

The AXON Finance team has also welcomed new faces, with Brendan Bannon joining the operations team as a Junior Accounts Assistant, and Aleksandra Blaszczyk joining as a Senior Billing Coordinator.

“As our industry continues to evolve, our team of talented healthcare communications professionals continues to expand with new skill sets and experiences,” said Miranda Dini, Managing Partner for AXON. “It is essential that we help our clients navigate the healthcare landscape by hiring the brightest folks we can find who have a passion for science and making a difference in the healthcare industry, and importantly fit in brilliantly with our special AXON culture.”

AXON has been repeatedly recognised by Great Place to Work® UK as one of the top UK Best Workplaces (medium-sized category) – the highest ranked healthcare communications agency in this category – as well as Best Workplaces™ for Women in the UK, and for Excellence in Wellbeing. AXON is also ranked in the top 5 in PRWeek’s Top 150 UK PR Healthcare Communication Consultancies.

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 for pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, animal health and functional food companies. AXON has an international reach, with offices in London, New York, Toronto, Copenhagen, Switzerland and Brighton, 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 US, 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 US, 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 US, the UK and Europe, and healthcare creative agency Cherry, based in London.

AVENIR GLOBAL is owned by RES PUBLICA Consulting Group.

For more information, please contact:

Miranda Dini

Tel: +44 (0)20 3595 2414


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