A homepage section

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, August 15th, 2018 at 6:07pm
Packaging is a hot topic and consumers and our customers are interested in sustainable and recyclable packaging. At DS Smith We are too. Find out more about our approach and targets here: https://t.co/pCgrAnazff https://t.co/vFp3fzR4Jl PackagingDebbie photo
Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 at 3:32pm
The majority of us like the occasional indulgence. More #brands and #retailers are being challenged to focus on new trends emerging with #consumers, and what they’re coming to expect from their favourite sweet treats https://t.co/baDCjzVRiB https://t.co/P8bxyCXYXS PackagingDebbie photo
Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 at 3:32pm
We're recruiting! We're looking for talented individuals to sustain our momentum and stimulate further growth:
https://t.co/veulBKo8rV #techjobs #software #cambridge #tech #career #recruiting
Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 at 3:32pm
This year’s #PrintFutures2018 winners work for some brilliant companies & organisations. We know they’ll go far and can’t wait to see what they do in their chosen careers! 🎉 https://t.co/zYFc281GV3 #print #paper #publishing #packaging #PrintingCharity https://t.co/kMaj6B4F6K 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

Friday, August 17th, 2018 at 9:15am
Starbucks has rolled out its pioneering 5p paper cup charge across all of its 950 stores in Britain, following a successful trial in 35 London stores. Read more here: https://t.co/t2XETehyOp https://t.co/c3bWS9WbnQ Womeninpackuk photo
Thursday, August 16th, 2018 at 9:15am
We’re loving Harvey Nichols new stylish own label range with vibrant colours, elegant patterns and tongue-in-cheek text - https://t.co/K2nVIa5Qmb #PackagingDesign https://t.co/VZF8qIdZI4 Womeninpackuk photo
Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 7:00am
Take a look at the top 10 #packaging posts last month. They will definitely inspire you for your next #design project! https://t.co/bX7j4YTXCE https://t.co/rNiNV6yMLA Womeninpackuk photo
Friday, August 17th, 2018 at 9:05am
We’re pleased to announce that the panel of leading industry stakeholders at the EFIA Breakfast meeting will consist of Ian Schofield, Head of Packaging at @IcelandFoods

Get your tickets here: https://t.co/ss7gpQ9t4i https://t.co/290id0D3BJ
EFIA2 photo
Monday, August 13th, 2018 at 7:40am
The EFIA Membership Plan includes two Consultations per Annum with Board Members. Interested? Find out more here: https://t.co/bfitXqIiw2 https://t.co/Sy5RXjHF2h EFIA2 photo
Thursday, August 9th, 2018 at 9:25am
Come and join us at our breakfast meeting on 28th September to capture the issues and voice of the #flexographic industry. https://t.co/reoAdsowZe https://t.co/lioZX5pn2n EFIA2 photo




Contact form – We’d love to hear from you

Comments or questions are welcome.

* indicates required field