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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.


Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 at 3:14pm
So a feature has been published on the Top 6 Women who are making an impact in #packaging & our Kate has only gone and been included!

Our director is a "high-flying woman in packaging”. As you can tell we're super proud!

The full article is here 👉 https://t.co/9vf3jP90Cc 👈 https://t.co/KFPsJQm2gF
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Monday, April 1st, 2019 at 5:03am
We would like to thank the following Awards Partners at the #EFIAPrintAwards2019! What an amazing night celebrating the flexo industry 💃🏼 https://t.co/JcbDskCgAP PackagingDebbie photo
Monday, April 1st, 2019 at 5:03am
"The new Prosper Plus models will expand the capabilities for brand owners to leverage digital high-speed inkjet as a complementary capability alongside other production processes.” - Kodak's Paul Haggett. #AUSPACK

Read about the partnership w/ Matthews: https://t.co/RMNWC3D0Er https://t.co/u6ZI0DanPX
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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

Friday, April 12th, 2019 at 10:40am
We aim to ensure female employees in the packaging industry have the support, training & recognition to ensure their future success... https://t.co/BZ8KTLbMIS https://t.co/U23HThY2ft Womeninpackuk photo
Thursday, April 11th, 2019 at 12:46pm
Great balanced article in @BBCNews on how to solve the plastic packaging paradox. Take a read here 👇🏼 https://t.co/f2a1vhZXHc
Monday, April 8th, 2019 at 7:00am
We’re thrilled that our very own Debbie Waldron-Hoines has been named one of the six women making a big impact in the packaging industry.

Check out the full article here 👉🏼 https://t.co/xyFGTFxeQJ @compelo
#womeninbusiness #balanceforbetter #packagingindustry https://t.co/XsCDornh1B
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Thursday, April 18th, 2019 at 10:25am
Eastman Kodak Company and Montagu Private Equity LLP announced the completion of the sale of Kodak’s Flexographic Packaging Division (FPD). Read more here --> https://t.co/c1rm6sCm5g https://t.co/F3pcl9USLo EFIA2 photo
Monday, April 15th, 2019 at 9:00am
There are a few tickets remaining for this year’s EFIA golf day which will be taking place on the 27th June at The Nottinghamshire Golf & Country Club. To book your places please contact EFIA on admin @efia.com https://t.co/yJhOsVG5AH EFIA2 photo
Friday, April 12th, 2019 at 6:55am
It is not too late to apply for a Print Futures Award, follow the link below to apply online and you could be awarded up to £1500 to support your training and development --> https://t.co/CjO9rMt8Zs https://t.co/DfJFdTBSX8 EFIA2 photo




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