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We deliver strategic advice, build creative campaigns and connect audiences to our clients through traditional and social media, effective events and powerful communications.

Meet the owners

Larry Shutes


Carolyn Grant

Managing Director

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


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, 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’s Registered Consultancy Group. 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. She has supported numerous charitable and not for profits through Avviso.

Carolyn was a co-founder of the modern Sydney New Year’s Eve, Vivid Sydney and the Volvo Ocean Lovers Festival.

Avviso Public Relations

2 MacDonald, Paddington
Sydney NSW 2021, Australia


P 0407898727