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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.


Monday, September 16th, 2019 at 12:51pm
Kodak showcases dynamic portfolio of technology to drive profitability and sustainability for today's printers at PRINTING United @KodakPrint
https://t.co/OnxwI3pGgH https://t.co/wUGsd642ks
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Monday, September 9th, 2019 at 4:48am
The modern world of agriculture is under closer inspection than ever as the UK turns its head towards higher standards of sustainability. So what challenges do the experts feel we need to overcome in order to innovate the agriculture sector? https://t.co/vmU02fdhS1 #agriculture https://t.co/4kayzrodJf PackagingDebbie photo
Monday, September 9th, 2019 at 4:48am
DataLase has been shortlisted for another industry award!
Our new WBF 6101 coating is one of the finalists in the Innovations category of the prestigious annual @FlexoTechMag Awards. #FlexoTechAwards https://t.co/wb3dbINVOc https://t.co/zoxAC9IwqZ
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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

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 at 5:10am
At #WomenInPackaging UK we welcome employees across all material substrates, processes and packaging applications from designer to retailer, contact us to find out more about membership or getting involved in upcoming events. https://t.co/eLrVgZCcFr #Networking #Packaging https://t.co/uLoOXqKnKM Womeninpackuk photo
Thursday, September 12th, 2019 at 5:10am
Throughout the #historyofpackaging , women have made a mark on the industry & often done so unsupported. It's vital the #genderbalance be addressed at all levels of the industry. Discover how you can show support & get involved in #WomenInPackaging today: https://t.co/4PPSfiwplN https://t.co/HatpWLrYxR Womeninpackuk photo
Friday, September 6th, 2019 at 7:13am
Have you heard about our ‘WIP-Grow’ programme? The initiative, created to support, educate and develop employees, promotes consistency in mentoring and ensures success. Discover how you can get involved today: https://t.co/9TEiuYVMNF #WomenInPackaging #WIPGrow https://t.co/DBmEBSC29R Womeninpackuk photo
Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 at 5:48am
It’s time to mark the calendar - the 2020 #EFIAPrintAwards Gala Dinner will officially be held on March 17th 2020!

Find out more here: https://t.co/rFdNl9UCgL https://t.co/OzrUdlH6Fn
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Thursday, September 12th, 2019 at 4:55am
Find out our members' thoughts on meeting the challenge of sustainability in the flexographic industry following the #EFIABreakfastMeeting earlier this year. https://t.co/JzgxznYHP4 #flexographicprinting #sustainability #flexo https://t.co/FdnvDJ9ZVm EFIA2 photo
Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 at 8:49am
Discover more about the new module on #EFIAAcademy that looks in more depth at how rotary, flatbed and laser die-cutting fits into our industry and the developments that everyone should be aware of. https://t.co/8ci16Qliep #DieCutting #Elearning #EFIA https://t.co/8J0ooSq30w EFIA2 photo




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