About Us

Our business is to ignite change in healthcare through the power of communication. This demands we find new ways of thinking and doing, every day. As global healthcare communication specialists, we provide clients with advice on medical affairs, clinical studies, real-world evidence, marketing, advocacy, and communication.

Our story

Established in 2002, we have 20 years of healthcare strategy and communications heritage, and we continue to learn and grow in the fast-changing healthcare sphere.

Our early days

In 2002, we established the AXON brand and launched operations in Toronto and London the following year. Our team and client roster grew rapidly. From the start we integrated expertise in several areas of healthcare communications, including medical communications, public relations, and clinical trial support.

Expanding the firm

In 2010, we opened our office in New York to support global clients based in the US and clients focused on the US market. This was followed by the launch of our Copenhagen office in 2012, and both have continued to support clients in their regions very successfully. Today, with the ease of remote working, we employ people in several countries who provide valuable and diverse expertise.

Broadening our offering

We have grown alongside our clients, meeting an increasingly broad range of communications needs. Our Insights team provides innovative approaches to understanding stakeholders and identifying communication opportunities. We use those insights to shape creative strategy and thinking. Creative strategy has become central to our work, and we partner closely with our creative colleagues to shape communications with impact.

Being at the forefront of our industry

Our people provide clients with ground-breaking expertise, and we are constantly evolving our service offering to ensure our work is at the forefront of our industry. That may be looking at new ways to engage with healthcare professionals, new approaches to communicating real-world evidence, innovative ways of helping our clients deliver on their clinical trials or new thinking on how to deliver the right message through the right channels at the right time.

Our future

We are ambitious – ambitious for our clients, for our people and for change in healthcare. We will continue to invest to ensure we remain at the forefront of communications and bring the smartest thinking to our clients.

Our vision

To be at the forefront of life-changing communication.




Our values

Our values underpin our relationships with each other and with our clients and inform decisions every day about how we work with our people and the type of work we do.


Our raison d’être is the satisfaction of our clients. We strive to consistently provide them with work of the highest quality.


We hire motivated, committed people who love what they do.


We constantly seek to improve in all areas, and we foster a culture of innovation to ensure the ongoing development of new products and services to meet emerging client needs.


We believe that collaboration, team spirit and teamwork are essential to any success in business.


We believe that the best way to protect our reputation is to maintain a high level of integrity and professional conduct in all our daily activities.


We manage our business in a financially responsible way – our Firm’s profitability is essential to its sustainability.


We believe that there can be no lasting success without mutual respect, and we promote courtesy in the workplace.

Leadership team

Ralph Sutton

International Managing Partner, AVENIR GLOBAL and President, AXON

Colette Balaam

Managing Partner

Emma Kenny, PhD

Partner and Operations Director

Audrey Raymond

Global HR Director

Our leadership team has a mix of both regional and global healthcare communication experience. If you are keen to learn more about their experience or want to discuss your business needs with them, please reach out!

AVENIR GLOBAL powerhouse

We are proud to be part of AVENIR GLOBAL, a powerhouse of specialist communications firms, allowing us to access a worldwide network of expertise. Working with our team of discipline experts from across our network, we develop life-changing communications, using multichannel strategies.

We help our clients connect to the people who matter most, with the right message, at the right time to achieve meaningful change. To deliver on this, we adopt a best-team approach, making sure we build our team with the right individuals from our network to meet our clients’ needs.

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Years of service

Corporate social responsibility

As a leading communications firm, we take our responsibility to our communities seriously. This includes our own initiatives as well as working with our clients to continuously improve social and environmental impacts of their business activities and communications programs. Our corporate responsibility policies focus on key areas where we believe we can have the most impact: ethical conduct, human capital development, social investment, environmental performance, and diversity and inclusion.

We acknowledge that there is always more to be done, and AXON is on a pathway of continuous improvement and growth to elevate our sustainability performance. With that in mind, we regularly assess our goals and ambitions to deliver even more progress across our environmental and social performance.


Working at AXON

Feel at home and be set to thrive. Our team is a mosaic of bright individuals and diverse thinkers, with different backgrounds, living in different countries and with a variety of expertise. Everyone is committed to making a meaningful difference to people’s lives through their work, and that passion and commitment shine through every day at AXON.

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Do you need more information? If you have an unanswered question, or if you are keen to explore how we can support you beyond what you have seen, we want to hear from you.