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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.


Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 at 7:41am
"Innovation continues to be at the birth of new industry - today the scope for innovation is ever larger" @PeterDayBBC @stationerscomms @InnovationExcellenceAwards2019
Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 at 7:40am
Huge Congrats to @HeidelbergUK for Innovator of the year award 'Heidelberg Assistant' an Interactive Communication Platform - winner of the Customer Experience Category @InnovationExcellence Awards2019 @stationerscomms
Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 at 7:40am
Fantastic that EPIC is standing room only! With more than 250 delegates attending. Amazing work from all the team - none of it would have been possible without the energy, passion & belief from our sponsors. You can still get a ticket @ https://t.co/m4kyFRJSQa. #believeinEPIC https://t.co/bD0SyZgH61 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

Friday, July 12th, 2019 at 11:38am
We aim to ensure female employees in our broad industry have support, training & recognition... https://t.co/xWBDb2SWus https://t.co/Mdn9cAzVp1 Womeninpackuk photo
Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 at 7:19am
Following #INWED19, we've taken a look at the evolving role of women in packaging - as well as how far the industry still has to go. Read more at https://t.co/b2C5CpzDZe https://t.co/dGLfHGtkjx Womeninpackuk photo
Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 at 7:17am
This is definitely a huge issue that all industries are facing, including the packaging industry! Time after time, the conclusion we're coming to is that the education system needs to change to challenge the stereotypes! Well done @CBeebiesHQ 👏🏼 https://t.co/6Sm2aLXQFP Womeninpackuk photo
Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 at 6:06am
We recently held our second #Sustainability Breakfast Morning, this time to discuss the #education challenges that impact the flexo landscape! Find out more about the event and topics at https://t.co/o1NXtYmmRI https://t.co/nYW1uRHB4e EFIA2 photo




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