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Our dedicated and energetic team is outcomes-focused. We deliver strategic advice, build creative campaigns and connect audiences to our clients through traditional and social media, effective events and powerful communications.
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Meet the team

Larry Shutes


Director

Carolyn Grant

Managing Director

Sarah Hawthorn

Strategy Consultant

International Network

Avviso was always professional, incredibly responsive to any requests and had great ideas.

Kirstie McClean, Diocese Marketing Manager, World Youth Day

The contribution of Avviso PR to our event was outstanding. Their dynamic and innovative approach resulted in phenomenal media coverage

Jim O’Brien, CEO, Wheelchair Sports NSW

One of the world’s greatest events with one of the world’s greatest PR teams I have ever had the pleasure to know

Olivia Deskoski, Ministerial and Corporate Communications, Destination NSW for Vivid Sydney

The best PR Agency I have ever worked with. Truth.

Vanessa Hinton, Marketing Manager Broadway, Mirvac Retail.

I commend you and your team on your level of professionalism.

Simon Healy, General Manager Commercial Development, Mirvac

You’ve done an amazing job

Mendel Bernadino, Marketing Coordinator, National Instruments

Your collective patience and goodwill did not go unnoticed. Our team all agree your idea of the Play Your Part Awards made the week National Child Protection Week.

Madelene McGrath, National Stakeholder Manager, NAPCAN

We have had considerable traction because of your strategy work and implementation. Our PR has never been stronger.

Vanessa Hinton, Marketing Manager Broadway, Mirvac Retail

We saw a significant increase in media attention, reaching audiences across Australia in excess of 9.8 million people.

Ian Stiegrad, Director, Australian Event Awards

Great contribution from Avviso as usual.

Natalie Faber-Castell, Marketing Manager, Faber-Castell Australia

The professionalism, attention to detail, patience and humour you have displayed is simply amazing.

Michelle Lister, Event Manager, Group Training Awards

Larry Shutes


Director

Larry is a Director of Avviso Public Relations and in charge of the business operation and financial control of the company.

Larry holds a B.Comm (UNSW), and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Since 2002 Larry has held Various ASX listed company Directorships and since 2004 has chaired these company Boards. He has significant Australian Stock Exchange experience, as well as more recently completing a reverse take over for a London based AIM listed vehicle.

The cross sector activities of these companies has been diverse and has extended from IT, into Satellite, into the Agri Sector and lastly the LSX listed vehicle that was an accelerator of cloud based software products. The linking factor between all companies however has been his ability to control Boards (sometimes in a hostile environment), Corporate Finance  and Corporate Governance.

Larry was formerly the Finance Director and Deputy Managing Director of Chase Corporation, Australia.

Carolyn Grant

Managing Director

Carolyn established Avviso Public Relations in 1992. She works on strategic plans and consulting across the business. She has been a journalist in Australia and the UK and has worked in major PR firms and for government.

She has been a member of the Public Relations Institute of Australia. Carolyn has served on committees for The Australia Day Council NSW, The Centenary of Federation, The 2010 Macquarie Anniversary Celebrations committee, The University of Notre Dame Business School and The Australian Museum marketing committee.

Sarah Hawthorn

Strategy Consultant

Sarah’s career experience spans journalism, publishing, advertising, market research, and major event management prior to starting her own PR agency in 1998. In 2014, she took the role of acting CEO for YMCA NSW.

She was a board director of YMCA NSW 2009-2014, with a specific focus on Fundraising and Marketing/Branding. She was previously a committee member of Public Relations Institute of Australia’s Registered Consultancy Group , a director of NSW Police Legacy, Exhibition & Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) and President of global PR alliance, International Public Relations Team.

Currently, Sarah is writing a novel and provides strategic consulting advice to her former PR agency, Avviso.

Avviso Public Relations

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Sydney NSW 2021, Australia

 

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