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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, June 18th, 2019 at 2:12pm
The Lord Mayor officially opens #Apprentice19 and reminds everyone that apprentices are a vital part of the UK economy #Apprentice19! https://t.co/5OypJA4Zzz PackagingDebbie photo
Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 at 2:12pm
Unicorn Packaging Group has started up a new Göpfert six colour, Evolution HBL rotary die cutter at Connecticut Container Corp. https://t.co/KVnS1Xv1Im #corrugated #Gopfert https://t.co/Z3d0iuiwoE 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, May 30th, 2019 at 10:30am
This article investigates whether gender differences in behaviour drive different outcomes for women and men in the workplace. Follow the link to view the article 👉🏼 https://t.co/KcpGOpaMXY https://t.co/prWKAgN3DG Womeninpackuk photo
Monday, May 27th, 2019 at 9:30am
We’re loving Jack Daniel’s AR app that turns the labels of the bottles into pop-up book style dioramas depicting the story of Jack Daniel and the process of making whiskey! https://t.co/fXYzYicvr6 @JackDanielsUK
Friday, May 24th, 2019 at 9:27am
WIP Co-founder Jo Stephenson will be speaking at Packaging - A Collective Way Forward in July! If you're not a @Pkgcollective member already, sign up to be able to attend https://t.co/dJdWYQkVmr
Womeninpackuk photo
Packaging Collective @Pkgcollective
Great news!

Members of the Packaging Collective are invited to our exclusive one-day event on the 19th of July! Sign up today and join us at The Stationers 😀 https://t.co/iU9e29K6XA #CollectiveWayForward https://t.co/ypWUvJAEEt
Friday, June 14th, 2019 at 1:02pm
"Packaging can be used as a tool in the fight against climate change, but we don't tend to articulate this very well."

We had a great discussion at #EFIABreakfast today about how to communicate responsible recycling habits to young people https://t.co/gt1ye6fgQh
EFIA2 photo
Friday, June 14th, 2019 at 8:33am
It's a wrap! What a brilliant #EFIABreakfast it has been. We have had some fantastic contributions and discussions.

A huge thank you to our panel and attendees.

Let us know what you'll be doing to make a difference to the industry's #sustainability and #education issues! https://t.co/joo7QbYdT2
EFIA2 photo
Friday, June 14th, 2019 at 8:21am
William Walter - "the overall workforce in packaging is ageing... they will take a lot of skill and knowledge with them when they go."

If you didn't attend this morning's #EFIABreakfast, don't forget that you can join in with the discussions online!

#Sustainability #Packaging




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