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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.


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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Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 at 7:32am
Join us on the 21st November for our networking event hosted by FFP Packaging Solutions, one of the UK's leading packaging manufacturers!

For more information, click here: https://t.co/PkanvfMbgG

#WIPEvents #Equality https://t.co/LT89Vfpjvv
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Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 at 7:32am
Drumroll please!👏✨ Great news from @ONS that the UK's #genderpaygap is now close to zero for age groups under 40 in full-time employment #BalanceforBetter #PrimeEmployersforWomen #EqualityCantWait https://t.co/89AFawVQ22



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

Thursday, November 7th, 2019 at 9:01am
The risk of having authority seen as bossiness also builds an unnecessary confidence barrier, which may deter women from seeking growth or promotion.

Discover more about 'bossy' versus 'assertive' in our latest blog: https://t.co/cyFm3a3I7G https://t.co/nOJLzhtMpn
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Thursday, November 7th, 2019 at 9:01am
Two-week countdown! Join us to celebrate workforce diversity in the packaging industry.

Make sure you receive the recognition you deserve, tickets can be purchased through the link:

#WIPEvents #FemaleEquality #JoinUsForNetworking #2WeekCountdown https://t.co/kIxrlHvGS0
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Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 at 9:01am
It's our vision to bring women together to share experience and accelerate meaningful change throughout the packaging industry.

Buy your tickets for our latest event via the link and come and share your experiences! https://t.co/yyzjnCOMSQ

#WIPEvents #ShareYourExperience https://t.co/wo0bnZNWT6
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Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 at 7:30am
Entries for the #EFIAPrintAwards2020 are now open! For the latest rules and entry forms follow the links.
Rules: https://t.co/BJ2sFgj3CT
Entry: https://t.co/jXVbB20GVj https://t.co/RFRXyZ1wpF
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Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 at 1:06pm
Have you entered your technology, process or print samples into this year's #EFIAPrintAwards yet? You can enter by following this link… https://t.co/LtlDMAwERK https://t.co/LcGO5deDyd EFIA2 photo




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