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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 25th, 2019 at 10:43am
It's an honour for us to contribute to the success of the @epfloop team by sharing our engineering know-how for the piece which was specifically manufactured for the Pod 'Bella Lui' at our production site in Mex, Switzerland. #leadinginnovation #EPFLoop https://t.co/TDxmNanfgZ https://t.co/TAsiaQV1lP PackagingDebbie photo
Monday, March 25th, 2019 at 10:43am
Big data makes the difference. We’ve studied over 65,000 shoppers to date to ensure that our Displays will drive your sales. https://t.co/eSehWfCE8r https://t.co/2GNL6un2G1 PackagingDebbie photo
Monday, March 25th, 2019 at 10:43am
6 months to go until #LabelexpoEurope 2019! This year’s edition of our flagship show marks an incredible milestone, as #Labelexpo celebrates its 40th anniversary!
Watch this space for exciting announcements... #labels #packaging #printing https://t.co/rYVert7E2G
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

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 at 6:01am
Today @jostephenson123 will be presenting her thoughts on macro trends and the industry’s future at @Pro2Pac 2019, Outside the Box theatre 12pm. Don’t miss it! #Pro2Pac19 https://t.co/iVjzW8Iwfa https://t.co/A5NJkCP83p Womeninpackuk photo
Thursday, March 21st, 2019 at 9:01am
Only a week to go until the #EFIAPrintAwards2019! We can’t wait to see all of the brilliant work carried out over the last year. https://t.co/ddlE8lZY88 EFIA2 photo
Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 at 6:57am
Who’s loving the #EFIAPrintAwards tickets? A huge thanks to the design team at @P_H_Design 👏🏼 https://t.co/AkGzlEzcUx
Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 at 6:20am
Well done 👏🏼 https://t.co/0RWp0F4OgH
EFIA2 photo
Packaging Collective @Pkgcollective
Congratulations to everyone from @LSBU who took part in the @Pro2Pac design challenge today! A special well done to Daniel Phillips who was the winner, we hope you enjoy your week at @KinneirDufort. (Credit to @Packology for the image 😀) https://t.co/rhnuFFE6hm




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