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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.


Thursday, November 21st, 2019 at 3:32pm
Final call for tickets!

We're looking forward to seeing everyone at the event
tomorrow. To avoid missing out, buy your tickets through @eventbrite now: https://t.co/Qs9URCgRkc

#OneDayToGo #WIPEvents #WomenInPackaging https://t.co/WZfwOCivGT
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Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 at 7:32am
The difference between 'bossy' and 'assertive' and the inherent gendering of these adjectives boils down to our embedded subliminal ideas of what defines masculine and feminine characteristics

Discover more by reading our latest blog: https://t.co/sArQ9qz69T https://t.co/AcQ67KRyFW
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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

Thursday, December 5th, 2019 at 6:00am
WIP UK Co-Founder, Jo Stephenson acknowledges threats to personalisation in print, however she also predicted personalisation’s ongoing success in the print industry.
Read this article by @printweek to hear more from her: https://t.co/ioCGMtyOMb https://t.co/Knepns4izU
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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 at 7:01am
A sincere thank you to @FFP_Packaging for hosting our recent networking event. This was a brilliant opportunity for females to share industry experience, accelerating a change across the industry.

#FFPPackagingSolutions #Diversity https://t.co/FgrDZZXmej
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Thursday, November 28th, 2019 at 7:00am
#ThrowbackThursday to last week at the Women In Packaging UK networking event! It was a fantastic night supporting and recognising female employees in the UK packaging industry.

#WomenInPackaging #FFPPackagingSolutions #Diversity https://t.co/M0Dl9S8Qvs
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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 at 7:30am
#ICYMI The #EFIAPrintAwards2020 will be held on the 19th March 2020. We can't wait for what will be an #flexollent night! https://t.co/eHCdfA36C6 EFIA2 photo
Monday, December 2nd, 2019 at 1:46pm
Last year's gala dinner was our best ever and we’re confident it will be even better in 2020… #EFIAPrintAwards2020 https://t.co/ffMl9nI6k4 EFIA2 photo




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