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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, December 11th, 2017 at 8:03am
RT @BOBSTglobal: New production record!
Running at 98% capacity, Acme Corrugated Box achieved throughput of 186'439 boxes in an eight hour…
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Monday, December 11th, 2017 at 8:03am
RT @dssmithpack: #Ecommerce and #Packaging both have a keen interest in sustainability. Isabel Rocher, our head of E-Commerce Solutions out… PackagingDebbie photo
Monday, December 11th, 2017 at 8:02am
RT @Hamillroad: Join in the festive fun and take part in @EarthIslandUK 12 days of Printmas to win some wireless headphones from us: https:… PackagingDebbie photo
Monday, December 11th, 2017 at 8:02am
RT @datalase: See how our recent organisational changes are the next step in the evolution of our company as we position DataLase as a lead… 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

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 8:40am
Our strategic focus today is on driving the skill set, knowledge and competitive advantage of the UK and European flexographic print industry https://t.co/GaiGPQYD9J https://t.co/Zzu7PbgMTW EFIA2 photo
Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 at 8:25am
EFIA are proud to be supporting The Tracy Vindel Fund for @BrainTumourOrg during this years Print Awards and Gala Dinner. For details please click on the link below: https://t.co/v4rQNIVb0Q https://t.co/UZAmTT8WvC EFIA2 photo
Monday, December 11th, 2017 at 11:26am
The Board of EFIA is delighted to announce its prestigious line up of judges for the 2018 EFIA Awards programme. Follow the link to find out more... https://t.co/AU40X82jl0 #EFIAAwards2018 https://t.co/0OKPHuDfid EFIA2 photo




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