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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, December 16th, 2020 at 5:20am
#DidYouKnow that the French packaging innovation awards, organized by the company G.I.S.I highlights the industry’s best packaging innovations of the year? #Esko has been crowned the winner in the Digital Print & Technologies category! Learn more: https://t.co/voawN5zKbr https://t.co/5CTEurAmcG PackagingDebbie photo
Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 at 5:20am
This year, we rediscovered the importance of our communities, neighbours, friends and family; the strength we have when we are together. So, for 2021, we wish you a year of shared prosperity and let all that you do, be done with love.
With our best wishes from everyone at BOBST. https://t.co/qhaFilIg7G
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Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 at 5:20am
Printed crash lock boxes delivered flat packed to your business. 2021 is a new year for us all. Why not see if we can deliver you a fresh start to your packaging. https://t.co/agQajj2o0G
Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 at 5:20am
Contact Originators has recently joined a webinar series hosted by global hardware and software supplier to the packaging industry, @Eskocompany. Read more on our website... https://t.co/IDydGvLWjt



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

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 at 7:01am
We believe that proactivity and support is the key to closing the #packaging sector's gender gap. At WIP UK, we aim to create development opportunities for women in the industry and become a voice for change. Will you join us? https://t.co/VqTsr4OVTl https://t.co/pVmNasoOo2 Womeninpackuk photo
Wednesday, April 21st, 2021 at 7:00am
Are you a female in the #print and #packaging industry? Become a member of Women In Packaging UK! We hope to welcome as many people as possible to join our membership team at no cost. Discover what perks this will entitle you to: https://t.co/KkUnY6rh9F https://t.co/6KLnjH8LuO Womeninpackuk photo
Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 at 7:00am
At WIP UK, our primary objective is to connect, support and uplift women in the #packaging sector. Will you join us in championing a more #diverse packaging industry, from the factory floor to the boardroom? Visit our website to learn more: https://t.co/HPnuP4FEO7 https://t.co/ydO62uszH6 Womeninpackuk photo
Monday, October 25th, 2021 at 9:30am
#ICYMI - We have a limited allocation of rooms available at the Park Inn by Radisson York City Centre for the EFIA Gala Awards Dinner on November 4th.

Please contact the hotel events team referencing EFIA to secure your room: https://t.co/O38JvRDBq6 https://t.co/F8o6zoRvA9
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Friday, October 22nd, 2021 at 8:30am
EFIA is proud to partner with @FlexoTechMag to sponsor a Just Giving page to raise money for the Children's Liver Disease Foundation.

We would greatly appreciate the support of our partners in raising money for this fantastic cause!

Thursday, October 21st, 2021 at 8:20am
Meet this year's EFIA Print Awards judges!

Richard Spencer has worked in the labels industry for 33 years and is currently at Olympus Print Group as the technical manager.

Richard utilised his expertise to judge the film category at this year's EFIA Print Awards. https://t.co/0JK860pjX9




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