In 2007, Axton has also presented ITN programmes ITV News London and the ITV News at 5:30, both broadcast on ITV. He has also presented numerous corporate videos. Non-news TV credits include The Boat Show for ITV4 and Climate Change, Make A Difference for ITV. Before his career in television, Ian worked in commercial radio and ran a company which operated a number of stations along the south coast.
Axton has also owned two commercial radio stations, Andover Sound in North West Hampshire and Newbury Sound in West Berkshire. They were sold on 19 August 2011 to Celador Radio Broadcasting.