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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 📦
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✉️ Get in touch: https://t.co/ryPI7iXPXx https://t.co/f93I6ETVRp
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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

Friday, October 19th, 2018 at 6:15am
Where is the #packaging market heading? @SmithersPira outlines four key retailer and brand owner factors that are impacting the industry... https://t.co/DKpm3EFKIk https://t.co/j9f9fHEHqt Womeninpackuk photo
Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 at 11:55am
UK’s ‘first nationwide recycling scheme for crisp packets’ by @walkers_crisps kick-started by the consumer. Now imagine what could be achieved by consumers with greater #packaging material and #recycling awareness... https://t.co/YuCfU8PUXv https://t.co/5QgjOCOens Womeninpackuk photo
Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 at 9:05am
Why not spice up the onset of Autumn's dark nights and kick off the festive party season by joining us for networking in Birmingham? Find out more here: https://t.co/iJngJstLqz https://t.co/QFCF9VP1Hk Womeninpackuk photo
Monday, October 22nd, 2018 at 10:35am
Collect up your outstanding #print run samples and start preparing your winning prints! #EFIAPrintAwards2019 https://t.co/55jFvUsmAs https://t.co/Z53r0W9PLp EFIA2 photo
Monday, October 22nd, 2018 at 9:01am
#Didyouknow there are 800,000 cells on 1 square inch of a 900 lpi anilox roller. Intrigued? Become a print expert with #EFIAAcademy today... https://t.co/AbyxtUnXNS https://t.co/thIyQsxcFj EFIA2 photo
Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 9:00am
Entries for the #EFIAPrintAwards2019 are now open! For the latest rules and entry forms follow the link: https://t.co/KOVvTtwfYT https://t.co/7JHGHLyykM EFIA2 photo




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