London, United Kingdom – 5 May 2020 – AXON Communications is delighted to announce the agency has been recognised by Great Place to Work® as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces for the fifth consecutive year, thereby earning a Laureate award. AXON is the only healthcare communications agency in the mid-sized category (51–250 employees) to receive an award. These accolades follow the recent news that the agency is one of the top 10 UK Healthcare Communications Consultancies in PRWeek’s Top 150 list.
The rigorous methodology behind the Best Workplace awards includes an anonymous Trust Index employee survey, as well as a thorough audit of the company’s HR and management policies. Great Place to Work® has previously recognised AXON in the areas of Best Workplaces™ for Women and Excellence in Wellbeing™.
AXON invests heavily in its workplace culture to support its objective to be an employer of choice and empowers the team to help achieve this objective. Staff-led groups manage an engaging social calendar (which continues to be very active in the current virtual environment), an ambitious approach to corporate social responsibility, marketing activities, initiatives to attract new talent, training sessions, and coordination of new business activities at every level. Wellbeing is a central driver across all aspects of the business, and in 2019, AXON became the first healthcare communications agency to sign the Time to Change Employer Pledge.
“It’s fantastic news that we’ve achieved the milestone Laureate status, particularly as there are so many people still with the agency who remember the first time we won,” said Miranda Dini, Managing Partner of AXON. “It’s bittersweet that we can’t all be together to celebrate, but the pandemic has taught us that the AXON culture is far stronger than a physical office or where we all sit. We’re coming together as a team now more than ever, and we’re getting through these times because we can lean on our colleagues.”
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 and real-world data 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 and Brighton, and a worldwide affiliate network. Established in 2002, AXON is an AVENIR GLOBAL company.
About AVENIR GLOBAL
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.
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® UK is a consultancy specialising in workplace culture, helping organisations to create exceptional, high performing workplaces where employees feel trusted and valued. We help employers improve recruitment, retention and productivity by putting employees at the heart of the organisation, analysing what they think and feel and identifying the real issues that need to be addressed. Part of a global organisation, we apply data and insights from approximately 10,000 organisations across the world to benchmark individual performance and advise employers on how to continuously improve employee engagement and wellbeing and so help build and sustain business performance. We run the Best Workplaces™ awards to enable the organisations we work with to celebrate their achievements, build their employer brand and inspire others to take action.
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