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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, January 16th, 2018 at 5:18am
RT @Womeninpackuk: We invite role models to speak at key events to highlight the need for industry diversity. See here for more info - http… PackagingDebbie photo
Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 at 5:18am
RT @corrugatedpkg: RT @ForestandPaper: The forest products industry accounts for approximately 4% of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manu… PackagingDebbie photo
Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 at 5:18am
RT @Hamillroad: Make fixed palette #printing a reality in 2018 with #BellissimaDMS & @ApexAnilox #GTT
To learn more and register your inter…
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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

Monday, January 15th, 2018 at 11:15am
Why not join Women in Packaging for a networking event, taking place during Packaging Innovations 2018. Find out more here… https://t.co/dm0Vv34BaI https://t.co/2lw2l9J3pO Womeninpackuk photo
Friday, January 12th, 2018 at 9:40am
Who are the hottest coaches and mentors for boomer executives these days? Find out here… https://t.co/jMgJSIyrIS https://t.co/ZErrydWKIF Womeninpackuk photo
Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 at 6:40am
Follow our LinkedIn page to keep up to date with all our latest news & company updates… https://t.co/6N3Y0IXaMJ https://t.co/ypaLC4GpJZ Womeninpackuk photo
Monday, January 15th, 2018 at 9:15am
If you are interested in becoming an EFIA Member or have any questions about your existing plan just get in touch - https://t.co/v45HBXVD6P https://t.co/zZ3DZjGjyV EFIA2 photo
Thursday, January 11th, 2018 at 8:20am
Our strategic focus today is on driving the skill set, knowledge & competitive advantage of the UK & European flexographic print industry https://t.co/MwOR7A8xs0 https://t.co/j1u8Saugkw EFIA2 photo




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