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Portman Group welcomes announcement of Home Office Local Alcohol Action Areas

13/02/2014

The announcement of 20 Local Alcohol Action Areas (LAAAs) by the Home Office has been welcomed by the UK drinks industry. The LAAA project offers assistance through the use of local initiati... Read more

UK's widest ever partnership unites to promote responsible drinking at sponsored events

31/01/2014

The widest ever partnership of drinks producers, retailers, rights holders and representatives of sports, music and venues have backed a new Code to regulate all new alcohol sponsorship agre... Read more

Wide media coverage for Portman Group Alcohol Sponsorship Code Launch

31/01/2014

The launch of the Portman Group’s Code of Practice on Alcohol Sponsorship has received wide coverage in both the national and trade media. A news piece, published in today’s Daily Telegraph ... Read more

BBC Report Shows Positive Drinking Trends Among Young People

24/01/2014

A recent BBC report has examined the decline in the number of young people drinking in the UK. Young, British and Sober, a documentary for BBC Radio’s Asian Network, sets out to explore the... Read more

Success of Local Alcohol Partnerships - The MJ

09/12/2013

A recently published article in leading local government magazine, the Municipal Journal (MJ), showcases the success of partnership working at local level. The article, entitled ‘Battling th... Read more

Portman Group Supports Local Partnerships

22/11/2013

Commenting on the latest Demos report Sobering Up, Henry Ashworth, Chief Executive of the Portman Group welcomes the call for all businesses to be at the heart of local partnerships to tackl... Read more

Centre for Social Justice launch new report on local partnerships

04/10/2013

The Centre for Social Justice, in partnership with the Portman Group, has published a report titled Potential for Partnership: working together to create safer, healthier communities. Read more

Fabian Society launch new report on responsible business

04/10/2013

The Fabian Society, in partnership with the Portman Group, has launched a report examining the relationship between government and the private sector. Read more

New Chairman Appointed to Alcohol Responsibility Watchdog

19/09/2013

Sir Martin Narey, the former Chief Executive of Barnardo’s and CEO of the National Offender Management Service has been appointed as the new Chairman of alcohol responsibility body, the Port... Read more

‘Partnership approach is key’, says Henry Ashworth (BBC Radio Northampton)

18/09/2013

Speaking to BBC Radio Northampton about the proposed introduction of ‘drunk tanks’, Read more

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