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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.


Thursday, November 21st, 2019 at 3:32pm
Final call for tickets!

We're looking forward to seeing everyone at the event
tomorrow. To avoid missing out, buy your tickets through @eventbrite now: https://t.co/Qs9URCgRkc

#OneDayToGo #WIPEvents #WomenInPackaging https://t.co/WZfwOCivGT
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Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 at 7:32am
The difference between 'bossy' and 'assertive' and the inherent gendering of these adjectives boils down to our embedded subliminal ideas of what defines masculine and feminine characteristics

Discover more by reading our latest blog: https://t.co/sArQ9qz69T https://t.co/AcQ67KRyFW
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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, January 14th, 2020 at 12:45pm
During the final, fans of #TheApprentice heard in December that there aren't enough qualified women in #engineering, highlighting the deeper problem of visibility. Find out our thoughts at on the Women In Packaging UK blog: https://t.co/x8MaMgGmc4 https://t.co/8CCWhlkkHD Womeninpackuk photo
Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 at 8:59pm
Congratulations @PaulaBirch6 a founding WIP member. Parkside announces new global sales director https://t.co/FJNu5roOBy
Monday, January 6th, 2020 at 11:00am
In December's #TheApprentice final, it was said that there aren't enough qualified women in #engineering to make a female-focussed managerial recruitment business viable. However, is this the whole story? Find out our thoughts here: https://t.co/PcpPHLjQ9r https://t.co/YxdCiXfYpF Womeninpackuk photo
Thursday, January 16th, 2020 at 11:13am
Final call to board the #EFIAExpress! The deadline for entries to this year’s awards is Friday 17th January, so don’t miss out. Enter your technology, process or print samples here: https://t.co/ogekxqEIN6
#AllAboard #FinalCall https://t.co/KjbPMgaBkR
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Thursday, January 9th, 2020 at 7:30am
#DidYouKnow York’s National Railway Museum is the largest train museum in the world!

That's where we're headed for the #EFIAPrintAwards2020. #Allaboard the #EFIAExpress, we're in for a journey! 🚂 https://t.co/NMI3X5FfpX
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