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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.


Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 at 5:21am
Some more brand new work from Parker Williams! They were briefed to craft a #design for an own #brand Sambuca that explored the flavour in detail and embodied the cocktail spirit 🍸. You can view the full case study here https://t.co/4ppr9OIKzM https://t.co/I3jN5aM32u PackagingDebbie photo
Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 at 5:20am
Here at Parkside we are focused on understanding our customers’ needs and delivering leading edge #packaging innovation that delights consumers. Find out more about us here: https://t.co/NHPPdTnkim https://t.co/MosVwQ0qzY PackagingDebbie photo
Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 at 5:20am
A great idea for packaging design from Switzerland. We're all about #flexible #packaging and this #WorldCup theme is a great way to make it work! @packagingworld https://t.co/de6WsY4Oc0 https://t.co/ksQaK71how 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 20th, 2018 at 10:40am
An innovative new #plastic-free supermarket in Glasgow’s Southside has opened its doors. Take a look here: https://t.co/XbZWYlgmSr https://t.co/Nxqlev3xRp Womeninpackuk photo
Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 at 6:10am
Foodservice chain @Pret A Manger has unveiled its first reusable cup and committed itself to eliminate all “unnecessary #plastichttps://t.co/XprVpkUero https://t.co/NabiZipHwU Womeninpackuk photo
Friday, July 20th, 2018 at 8:35am
The EFIA breakfast meeting will consist of a panel and debate with key industry stakeholders on the environmental challenges for the sector in response to the recent #plastics debate in the media. Find out more here: https://t.co/MfJ86xUgQq https://t.co/DgDqEZfxi0 EFIA2 photo
Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 at 10:40am
Are you interested in becoming qualified to work in the #print industry? Discover how our courses are customised for each individual learner... https://t.co/2rWPtk0Vl8 https://t.co/iavHmZWi42 EFIA2 photo
Monday, July 16th, 2018 at 8:45am
The EFIA Membership Plan includes two Consultations per Annum with Board Members. Interested? Find out more here: https://t.co/bfitXqIiw2 https://t.co/nzK0PxFlGJ EFIA2 photo




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