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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.


Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 at 5:35am
We produce the most effective, stylish and unique results for you, allowing you the creative freedom to push boundaries with your ideas and concepts. There is no mock-up that we cannot produce! Let Litmus create your visions for a bolder, brighter and smarter future!
Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 at 5:35am
FlexoGlobal's February 12th newsletter features Print Consistency, Flexo vs Offset, Genuine Sustainability + all the latest industry news!
#FlexoGlobal #printconsistency #sustainability #flexo #offset https://t.co/UQo27r89or
Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 at 5:35am
Smurfit Kappa CFO, Ken Bowles, talks to Bloomberg about the Smurfit Kappa 2018 Full Year financial results released last week. Watch the interview here.
https://t.co/brcwy1v3Ef https://t.co/l5n98rqA2J
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Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 at 5:34am
We are proudly independent but reinvest as much as we can in the best machinery for the benefit of our customers https://t.co/BbjE64bjwT



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, February 22nd, 2019 at 12:48pm
Four in 10 private companies that have published their latest gender pay gap are reporting wider gaps than they did last year, according to @BBCNews analysis. https://t.co/xa0JcYpz6G
Friday, February 22nd, 2019 at 8:05am
Discover @jostephenson123’s views on the challenges facing the plastics and packaging industry in an interview with @WomenInPlastic

#plastics #packagingindustry #packaging https://t.co/CljTJjOI7J
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Women in Plastics @WomenInPlastic
. @jostephenson123: “Know your stuff! Being capable and knowledgeable are key to standing your ground”

Our next interviewee discusses her successful career, as well as the challenges facing the #plastics and packaging industry.

> https://t.co/dmRgNaxmY9

@Womeninpackuk #WIP https://t.co/CsvrIzNMZD
Thursday, February 21st, 2019 at 11:50am
We’re pleased to announce that @jostephenson123 will be presenting her thoughts on macro trends and the industry’s future at @Pro2Pac 2019. Find out more here 👉🏼 https://t.co/eFkuIVNUKH #Pro2Pac19 https://t.co/WeVEW5mZFK Womeninpackuk photo
Friday, February 22nd, 2019 at 8:01am
Without a ticket, there is no entry to this year’s #EFIAPrintAwards2019! With achievements to be celebrated and innovative #flexo displays on show, the event is not one to miss! Follow the link to secure your place today 👉🏼 https://t.co/o2PsbKogGC https://t.co/Gsq3oKPXPY EFIA2 photo
Thursday, February 21st, 2019 at 11:16am
Jo delivers a great talk at the FTA Packaging conference on behalf of EFIA. #flexo #print #fta https://t.co/oZougeZidQ EFIA2 photo
Thursday, February 21st, 2019 at 8:49am
Mark Shaw from @ParksideFlex speaking at the INTERGRAF @FTAEurope @SmithersPira Packaging Conference about how compostable packaging is a viable alternative.

#compostablepackaging #packagingtrends #packagingconference https://t.co/LZiRTDEFlJ
EFIA2 photo




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