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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, June 29th, 2020 at 5:43pm
Interesting to see a handy guide to polymer terminology in the packaging industry defining different types of plastics in packaging @PackagingEurope
Monday, June 29th, 2020 at 5:43pm
Lower your packaging's environmental footprint without compromising end-use or on-press performance with our SunVisto® AquaGreen #waterbased inks. Learn more about Sun Chemical's range of #sustainable solutions here https://t.co/blUPE39i6Z
#sustainablepackaging #sustainability https://t.co/swZkyY5zgC
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Monday, June 29th, 2020 at 5:42pm
What an absolute treat this would be to receive such a beautiful gift of lavender through the post. Thanks to our new customer Castle Farm for these beautiful pictures. Our horticulture packaging has air holes built in and can be printed inside and outside. #lavender #gift https://t.co/IwP9XwT0EU PackagingDebbie photo
Monday, June 29th, 2020 at 5:41pm
Our 46,000 employees bring a rich blend of cultures, personalities, preferences and talents which make us stronger when we embrace them. We are #proud to be supporting and celebrating @GlobalPride2020  and showing our solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community. #EveryOne #GlobalPride https://t.co/DTrN71LGGg 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, July 3rd, 2020 at 8:03am
On our latest blog, we explore diversity quotas in business. Do set hiring quotas empower women in the sector, or is it artificial inclusion? Plus, how do we tell the difference? Read our thoughts here: https://t.co/XWMBqZSH76 #WomenInPackaging #FemaleQuota #diversity https://t.co/8gbPpqcvUi Womeninpackuk photo
Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 at 6:00am
Cheers to some exciting innovation! @frugalpac has launched The Frugal Bottle, a paper-based wine bottle made from 94% recycled paperboard with a food-grade liner to hold the wine. I think we’ll need to test this 😉🍷 Read more here: https://t.co/ELvZSpqeWF @Independent
Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 at 8:02am
Bloomberg reports that gender-balanced teams tend to record a higher return on investment. Are diversity quotas - or are there deeper cultural challenges in business to address? Find out why here: https://t.co/XWMBqZSH76 #WomenInPackaging #FemaleQuota #diversity https://t.co/YiGVQ6fA3O Womeninpackuk photo
Thursday, May 28th, 2020 at 7:15am
While we originally sought to move the #EFIAPrintAwards2020 date back, we’ve taken the decision to get proactive now and provide a great online experience to celebrate the shortlisted and winning entrants this year, rather than cancel.

Read more here: https://t.co/1RvjjQ23pd https://t.co/x2CtvdtL5O
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Friday, May 22nd, 2020 at 9:10am
The health and safety of our industry is our primary concern, which is why we have decided that the #EFIAPrintAwards2020 will now be held online on September 17th 2020.

We would like to thank you all for your understanding – find out more on our website: https://t.co/nPLM6P0lol https://t.co/RZbYluSAEF
EFIA2 photo
Thursday, May 21st, 2020 at 6:10am
The EFIA Board has announced that its annual awards event will now be held online on September 17th 2020, rather than at the planned location in York, due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation.

Find out more information on how to book your place here: https://t.co/Eggnx0D0SE https://t.co/deyVZz6d8J
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