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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, March 9th, 2020 at 3:44pm
Only 18 percent of the biographies on Wikipedia’s English language site are of women. Here's how you can help close the gender gap: https://t.co/FdSwrfkHNh
Monday, March 9th, 2020 at 3:43pm
These brands are using a cool new technology, HolyGrail intelligent packaging in Europe, and P&G's Pantene will trial recycled plastic material for its products. #recycledpackaging #intelligentpackaging https://t.co/aDHHgHEk1d



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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Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 at 6:44am
#ICYMI The #EFIAPrintAwards2020 will now be held on September 17th at The York Railway Museum.

We want to thank everyone again for their support recently! If you're working from home, check out these 'remote working' tips from our partner @PHDMarketing1 https://t.co/qI6AdVAW1V https://t.co/Z95IFPrn94
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Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 at 6:00am
It's official, the #EFIAPrintAwards2020 will now take place on 17th September at The York Railway Museum.

Thanks to everyone for their support recently, contact us if you have any questions! https://t.co/CAOiteZSDZ
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Thursday, March 19th, 2020 at 2:05pm
We’re delighted to confirm that the 2020 EFIA Gala Dinner Awards Evening will now be held on September 17th at The York Railway Museum.

Thank you to all our partners and members for their tremendous support throughout this difficult period for the industry.

See you there! https://t.co/kLdrpWjZ9u
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