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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.


Monday, October 22nd, 2018 at 7:26am
Our large #warehouse capability enables us to manage your inventory in the most efficient manner 📦
👉 Find out more: https://t.co/f7oQ2sP4A3
✉️ Get in touch: https://t.co/ryPI7iXPXx https://t.co/f93I6ETVRp
PackagingDebbie photo
Monday, October 22nd, 2018 at 7:26am
If you’re in search of #PrintExcellence head over to @ApexAnilox booth @TLMI ‘s Annual Meeting to learn about our award-winning #BellissimaDMS and Apex’s GTT2.0 anilox - you’ll 💙💖💛🖤 what you see 😍 #seeingisbelieving https://t.co/MqFrynH9nm PackagingDebbie photo
Monday, October 22nd, 2018 at 7:26am
If you're heading to #PHDPresents on Thursday, you can look forward to some fantastic presentations from our paper and board clients @Con_Orig, @SwanlinePrint, @BoxMart_Giftbox and @BOBSTglobal https://t.co/hfLUtxhoqZ PackagingDebbie photo
Monday, October 22nd, 2018 at 7:26am
FTA Europe is delighted to announce that the Swedish Flexo Association – SweFlex is a new member of the Association. https://t.co/jAu4LC0ffM https://t.co/IhEpm4waWD 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

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 at 9:50am
We aim to ensure female employees in the #packaging industry have the support, training & recognition to ensure their future success... https://t.co/r8UoqdHfRS Womeninpackuk photo
Thursday, November 8th, 2018 at 7:00am
Jo Stephenson's talk at @ThePackagingSoc conference will focus on ‘Careers in the Packaging Industry’ and will delve into the importance of recognition for the #print and #packaging market as a key driver of the UK economy. Find out more here: https://t.co/ct04G6hVGy https://t.co/MM8duKhLJu Womeninpackuk photo
Monday, November 5th, 2018 at 7:25am
There’s still time to get tickets for our WIP networking event in Birmingham. Come along and show your support to our fantastic industry! Get your tickets... https://t.co/xY2C66L9zY https://t.co/dq0mOr77Xd Womeninpackuk photo
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 at 6:15am
To discover more about the #sustainable initiatives discussed at the #EFIABreakfastMeeting and to uncover how sustainability has united all areas of the industry, be sure to view Michal Lodej’s extensive report here... https://t.co/kHvkvP4qqB https://t.co/THmo09AGUj EFIA2 photo
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 at 10:01am
Supporting the industry with relevant, nationally recognised training is a core part of EFIA’s mission - learn more at #EFIAAcademy today! https://t.co/s2FcQjyDT1 https://t.co/Kw1Pn3lUVq EFIA2 photo
Friday, November 2nd, 2018 at 9:01am
The gala dinner last year was our best ever and we’re confident it will be even better in 2019…at a soon-to-be announced iconic location! #EFIAPrintAwards2019 https://t.co/K5rjjOHO3P https://t.co/syfKnzwK6l EFIA2 photo




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