Press Releases

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

Laverstoke Park Farm Ale and Lager – Retailer Alert Bulletin Reissued


The Portman Group has reissued a Retailer Alert Bulletin for Laverstoke Park Farm Ale and Lager which asks retailers not to place orders for these products in their current packaging after 1... Read more

Burts Guinness flavoured crisps do not break alcohol marketing rules


The packaging of Burts Guinness flavoured crisps does not breach alcohol responsibility rules the Independent Complaints Panel has ruled. Read more

Alcohol related death rates lowest since 2002


Responding to latest 2011 ONS statistics on alcohol related deaths, Henry Ashworth, Chief Executive of the Portman Group, responsibility body for the UK drinks producers said: Read more

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