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A little about us…

Avant-Tout provides small and medium size businesses with the opportunity to compete effectively and add value to their clients by allowing them to focus on core strengths, removing administration and improving their capability. This is achieved with our four core offerings:

  • Providing management services to deliver clients’ strategies

  • Creating opportunities for clients to network across regional groups

  • Enhancing communication within the supply chain

  • Providing skills to support business growth

Let’s focus on our strengths….

It allows you to create time in your activities to plan, act and lead. Focus on the real value within the organisation.
Established in 2001, Avant-Tout brings professional services to clients in the manufacturing and industrial sectors.


A little about Debbie….


Managing Director of Avant-Tout Ltd and Co-Founder of Women in Packaging UK Ltd.

With over 25 years in the print and packaging industry, Debbie has experience in a number of senior positions and sectors.

Her working life started at Harlands of Hull, a label producer where she managed accounts using her modern languages degree to deal with both UK and French clients.

After a period at Gilchrist Brothers, working in reprographics and completing an MBA, Debbie then moved to DS Smith and became the General Manager for their Pre-Print business, working to supply blue chip FMCG customers across Europe.

In 2001 she established Avant-Tout (Management Services) Ltd, taking advantage of a niche market to provide key skills within the industry.  This focused on delivering technical capability, account management and project delivery in multi-language environments.

Avant-Tout now supports businesses through a number of services especially in improving communication and networking channels and organising major events.  Debbie is a Consultant Director of EFIA UK Ltd, Director of FTA Europe and represents EFIA on the GPMA.

With a passion for developing broader capabilities in the industry, Debbie has also co-founded Women in Packaging.  This is an initiative to connect, support and recognise female employees across the diverse packaging industry: from packaging concept through to delivery to the consumer.

She is also a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers and is a keynote speaker on print and packaging issues.


Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 at 8:50am
#Didyouknow a flexo plate can hold a 6.35 micron dot? That’s the equivalent size of a red blood cell. Learn important facts like this and more - become an expert by joining #EFIAAcademy today... #TheBiologyOfPrint https://t.co/1E15GSNTRs https://t.co/3Ut7nGzR1Y PackagingDebbie photo
Monday, September 3rd, 2018 at 7:36am
As a label converter, you know flexo and digital. But are you familiar with true hybrid? Get the details here: https://t.co/8N1IGpfdmJ
Monday, September 3rd, 2018 at 7:27am
We've recently invested in not one but two AV 3000 Flatmounts with Image Recognition Software. Discover how this has set a new standard for #corrugate https://t.co/HWFy7iau68 #prepress #leadersneverfollow https://t.co/OAl3p52enb PackagingDebbie photo
Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 at 2:38pm
#ThrowbackThursday to launching #BellissimaDMS @Labelexpo 2018! It's been nearly a year since launch - we couldn't have imagined the level of interest, let alone win the @FlexTechAssn Technical Innovation Award & be shortlisted for a further two @LabelAwards @FlexoTechMag 🤞 https://t.co/UQXFV77e4o PackagingDebbie photo



Client Management

Providing management services to deliver clients’ strategies

Project Delivery
Managing and controlling the concept to deliver process: beginning with artwork creation through to completing the finished product whilst enhancing communication through the supply chain.

Events Management

 Creating opportunities for clients to network across regional groups through managed events.

Business Translation Services

Bespoke translation suited to your clients and needs

Research & Training
Providing skills to support business growth



Clients and Partnerships – All together, as one


Print, your knowledge

Print, your knowledge

Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at 8:30am
A trend to watch for #packagingdesign is pastel colours. The calming packaging is coming back into the limelight in 2018 as more brands opt for gentle palettes... https://t.co/WMqlhMHdDm https://t.co/OTLhw6JD5y Womeninpackuk photo
Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 at 10:10am
We still have places available for our WIP networking event - why not come along and show your support to our fantastic industry! Get your tickets here >> https://t.co/sHiERb7XxR https://t.co/3ftj06ht7W Womeninpackuk photo
Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 at 8:30am
Single serve packaging is a huge trend this year, with 92% of adults having eaten one in the last 24 hours: https://t.co/suEmPwFNmI #ConvenientPackaging https://t.co/7GIl7ztx44 Womeninpackuk photo
Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 at 9:25am
A flexo plate can hold a 6.35 micron dot? That's 12 times smaller than a human hair which is on average 80 microns. I bet you didn’t know that… #EFIAAcademy ! #LearnMore https://t.co/Sit8rUkEJO https://t.co/ZpViZkAOVo EFIA2 photo
Friday, September 14th, 2018 at 9:35am
Have you got Chromophobia? #Didyouknow It's the irrational fear of colour! You must have... because you’ve not been on the academy! Discover how you can expand your #print knowledge with us: #EFIAAcademy https://t.co/dDYyis8FyG EFIA2 photo
Thursday, September 13th, 2018 at 9:05am
Mark Andy has taken a look at what is driving demand for hybrid #digitalprinting solutions in the narrow web market. Take a look at his new booklet... https://t.co/rRAnmFU9QX https://t.co/DkELrz5Pyo EFIA2 photo




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