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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, December 6th, 2018 at 5:33am
Some of Alliance firm Garthwest Creative's in-store marketing products. Their clients include Penguin, Universal Studios and BBC Worldwide. And they are just one of nine independent corrugated specialists in our nationwide network. https://t.co/UmwXfJLwZI PackagingDebbie photo
Thursday, December 6th, 2018 at 5:33am
Did you know we have over 40 years of industry experience and are experts in providing #labels for leading FMCG manufacturers worldwide?
Visit our website to find out more 👉 https://t.co/ZeKySxyXHO https://t.co/yDz5Q0htbq
PackagingDebbie photo
Thursday, December 6th, 2018 at 5:33am
Visitors to @Labelexpo India discovered how to fulfil the high demand for complex value added label applications at the BOBST stand. The rich variety of samples and the M5 inline press drew the crowds. https://t.co/z7zeHEIdku #LabelexpoIndia #automation https://t.co/nnPGR1R85W 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

Monday, December 10th, 2018 at 9:01am
There are a number of sponsorship opportunities still available to promote your company at next year’s awards gala dinner. Find out more here... https://t.co/MfmaxRg1sH #EFIAPrintAwards2019 https://t.co/gMN1UAqzsi EFIA2 photo
Thursday, December 6th, 2018 at 8:10am
The judging panel for the #EFIAPrintAwards2019 is made up of a cross section of printers, suppliers, brand owners and retailers whom are selected each year for their specific technical and market expertise. Watch them in action last year…
Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 at 5:43am
Have you got your tickets for the #EFIAPrintAwards2019? You don’t want to miss out on the wonderful evening we have planned beneath the wings of one of the world’s most famous jets. Get your tickets here… https://t.co/onoAcYKlnU https://t.co/Zkzrlxi2BC EFIA2 photo




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