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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.


Thursday, May 7th, 2020 at 4:47pm
Olympus are proud to be part of a scheme by Herrco Cosmetics where FREE hand sanitisers were delivered to 3,000 homes and local ambulance service. We provided the labels free of charge and @spectrapack provided the bottles also for free.
Thanks to everyone involved. Keep safe. https://t.co/sq9wxHkC9P
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Thursday, May 7th, 2020 at 4:47pm
Totally solvent free, the Comexi CI8 #offset press it is the best #environmental solution by reducing the number of layers and carbon footprint with the most competitive operational cost. The best of Offset for #FlexiblePackaging and labelling. https://t.co/Qz9cwcdWa1
Thursday, May 7th, 2020 at 4:47pm
The grass is growing fast, the first cut is almost there. Coveris offers a large variety of high quality silage films for your very special requirements in the field.
#silagefilms #agrifilms #farmfilm #unterlandfilms #protectingwhatmatters #agriculture https://t.co/IQ9hfUvOyg
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Thursday, May 7th, 2020 at 4:47pm
We are starting this week with one of our experts contributing to the "Plate Mounting" article on @LabelAndNarrow, explaining why the combination of plate technology and mounting tape plays a vital role in creating an efficient printing environment. https://t.co/JTEs0e9dr6



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

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 at 1:56pm
A great interview in @InsidePackaging with Women In Packaging UK Co-founder a Debbie Waldron-Hoines for #IWD2020.

Check it out here!👇 https://t.co/f6QpOxGj98
Sunday, March 8th, 2020 at 6:00am
WIP UK was established in 2014 to connect, support and recognise female employees across the diverse #packaging industry. #DidYouKnow that women reportedly make up less than 10% of the workforce in STEM fields? #EachForEqual #IWD2020

Find out more from Jo Stephenson.👇 https://t.co/vO3FBtt64N
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Monday, March 2nd, 2020 at 7:30am
Creating more opportunities for women within business has real-time economic value for companies that are willing to shift up a gear and reject existing norms.

Find out how we can engage our male colleagues effectively here: https://t.co/3i3qqs9rsp @WATC_WeAreTech https://t.co/YTTwNmoAV9
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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
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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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