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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.


Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 at 5:20am
#DidYouKnow that the French packaging innovation awards, organized by the company G.I.S.I highlights the industry’s best packaging innovations of the year? #Esko has been crowned the winner in the Digital Print & Technologies category! Learn more: https://t.co/voawN5zKbr https://t.co/5CTEurAmcG PackagingDebbie photo
Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 at 5:20am
This year, we rediscovered the importance of our communities, neighbours, friends and family; the strength we have when we are together. So, for 2021, we wish you a year of shared prosperity and let all that you do, be done with love.
With our best wishes from everyone at BOBST. https://t.co/qhaFilIg7G
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Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 at 5:20am
Printed crash lock boxes delivered flat packed to your business. 2021 is a new year for us all. Why not see if we can deliver you a fresh start to your packaging. https://t.co/agQajj2o0G
Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 at 5:20am
Contact Originators has recently joined a webinar series hosted by global hardware and software supplier to the packaging industry, @Eskocompany. Read more on our website... https://t.co/IDydGvLWjt



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

Sunday, January 3rd, 2021 at 8:58pm
Read all about our cofounder @jostephenson123 predictions for #print and #packaging this year here! https://t.co/0AT7P4RYMC
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New year predictions: Joanna Stephenson, PHD Marketing and Women in Packaging https://t.co/gAGbZEvY79 https://t.co/20DAY5y1Ok
Monday, December 21st, 2020 at 6:58am
Congratulations Team @ParksideFlex ! https://t.co/O8DODAwVZb
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It looks like Christmas has come early this year...

We are delighted to have been chosen as Packaging News' Supplier of the Week! We'd like to thank @PackNews for recognising our hard work and choosing us for this week's award! https://t.co/jl9UQOklIB
Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 at 6:00am
As a result of the government's lockdown measures, EFIA is continuing to support its partners and members during this challenging time. Members have 24-hour access HR and H&S specialist advisors from Quest.

For more information, visit: https://t.co/i72lxt5fgE https://t.co/FoS2wYLwQw
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