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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, October 10th, 2019 at 10:39am
40% of our #paper mills are at or below our #water consumption benchmark. Find out more about progress towards our zero water impact by 2030 target in and other #sustainability commitments in our new report: https://t.co/bYc8oedy3i https://t.co/Tf2S6zDSY4 PackagingDebbie photo
Thursday, October 10th, 2019 at 10:38am
Our Group VP Development, Steven Stoffer tells us how proud he was to be one of 8,000 Smurfit Kappa employees that came together to take part in #WorldCleanupDay activities. Read the full blog here https://https://t.co/YGfMUpCaRC #BetterPlanetPackaging https://t.co/uvapwrvI8d PackagingDebbie photo
Thursday, October 10th, 2019 at 10:38am
Did you know that you can now follow our CEO @TonySmurfit? Take a look and see his thoughts on what's going on in the world, as well as getting a unique insight into our company. https://t.co/5FN9kHrPvI PackagingDebbie photo
Thursday, October 10th, 2019 at 10:37am
With eco-friendly water-based inks and speeds up to 3,000 fpm, Kodak PROSPER Imprinting Systems enable you to expand your capabilities, improve efficiency, reduce environmental impact and thrive. #TakingPrintFurther

Read more about going hybrid: https://t.co/G7VQt73BP6 https://t.co/xgtQWGPZfy
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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, September 30th, 2019 at 10:07am
In hosting or attending networking events,the packaging industry as a whole is strengthened. Achieving greater gender parity has important economic benefits to the #packaging supply chain. Discover the benefits of #networking & role of #WomenInPackaging : https://t.co/mTZEbeUPq2 https://t.co/fnr6NZoPAD Womeninpackuk photo
Monday, September 30th, 2019 at 9:52am
We're pleased to launch a new research project into the UK’s current #flexographic landscape. Working with @TheRetailInst , we'll obtain & collate new data pertaining to the current state of the flexo print supply chain for the benefit of our EFIA members. https://t.co/qhIZ54wEkR https://t.co/NiHt51GeHF EFIA2 photo




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