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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, April 30th, 2018 at 7:56am
Consumer Trends & Digital Printing are Changing the World of Paper Products @KodakPrint https://t.co/KPOJiLRA2b https://t.co/nLu7MjfjOF 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

Sunday, May 27th, 2018 at 9:25am
McDonald’s shareholders vote against ‘Not Using Plastic Straw’ study - https://t.co/dGNqrTk2Je https://t.co/EJOLbLDe6l Womeninpackuk photo
Saturday, May 26th, 2018 at 9:15am
Don’t miss out on an evening of lively discussion, drinks and nibbles at our #networking event in the vibrant city of Birmingham on June 4th. Get your tickets here >> https://t.co/1XItlnKGBD https://t.co/sJmAUP6FLi Womeninpackuk photo
Friday, May 25th, 2018 at 11:15am
Tesco to remove ‘best before’ dates off selected fruit and vegetable lines to help cut down on #foodwaste: https://t.co/IHyVBYJ3wK https://t.co/tH8h2rVy7N Womeninpackuk photo
Thursday, May 24th, 2018 at 6:50am
Discover more about our new Diamond Partners Membership which includes ALL the benefits of the Ruby package PLUS much more: https://t.co/XDxm5NucbE https://t.co/mdHL1pe7nf EFIA2 photo
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at 8:50am
Our strategic focus today is on driving the skill set, knowledge & competitive advantage of the UK & European flexographic print industry https://t.co/MwOR7A8xs0 https://t.co/Bwu7mp044w EFIA2 photo
Friday, May 18th, 2018 at 8:50am
If you are interested in becoming an EFIA Member or have any questions about your existing plan just get in touch https://t.co/EC4bl0tCQJ https://t.co/uk0RJ5WX0e EFIA2 photo




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