Press Releases

Red Army Vodka breaks alcohol marketing rules


The packaging of Bartex’s Red Army Vodka has breached alcohol responsibility rules for its association with violence and aggression. A complaint, submitted by the Independent Complaints Pane... Read more

Alcoholic drink Four Loko breaks alcohol marketing rules


The packaging of Four Loko produced by Phusion Projects, has breached alcohol responsibility rules for encouraging irresponsible consumption. Three companies submitted complaints - Freespi... Read more

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


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

Portman Group Supports Local Partnerships


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

New Chairman Appointed to Alcohol Responsibility Watchdog


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

Portman Group responds to ACPO call for charging those drunk and incapable for care


Responding to the call for ‘drunk tanks’, by ACPO alcohol lead Adrian Lee, Portman Group Read more

Independent audit finds ‘overwhelming majority’ of drinks packaging is responsible


Independent audit results show that the vast majority of alcohol products conform to Portman Group responsibility standards. Read more

Portman Group Response to Government’s Alcohol Strategy Consultation Response


“We welcome the announcement that the Government will continue important partnership working with the drinks industry. Through a series of voluntary pledges aimed at improving public health,... Read more

Fifth Edition of Alcohol Marketing Code Goes Live


The latest edition of the Portman Group’s Code of Practice comes into force today (31 May) setting the standard for responsible alcohol marketing and delivering one of the industry’s Respons... Read more

Portman Group Chairman to step down


The Portman Group has today confirmed Seymour Fortescue will step down as Chairman on 18 June after four years in the role. Read more

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