Press Releases

Yes, we are fit for purpose


We are proud of the Portman Group’s nearly thirty-year heritage of leading on best practice in alcohol social responsibility and regulation. During that time the industry has removed over on... Read more

Developing a national ‘Safe Space’ framework could save public money and reduce alcohol harm


A UK network of Safe Spaces could return over £100m to the NHS annually and help to improve the fabric of the night time economy across the country according to the Local Alcohol Partnership... Read more

Four new members appointed to Independent Complaints Panel for alcohol marketing


Four new members have been appointed to the independent lay Panel that considers complaints about irresponsible alcohol marketing under the Portman Group’s Codes of Practice. Read more

Hoola Hooch complaint not upheld


A complaint about the packaging of Hoola Hooch (440ml can) about appeal to under-18s and lack of clarity on alcohol content has not been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (Panel.) A... Read more

Partnership working vital to creating vibrant town centres and safer night time economies


Creating diverse and inclusive activities and connecting the early evening and night time economies to make thriving town centres and local high streets, were some of the themes explored at ... Read more

We’re here to help, says Portman Group at craft beer event


With craft beer and cider brands recognised for bold, innovative design, the Portman Group has hosted a free event to help independent brewers ensure their marketing is both creative and com... Read more

Portman Group calls for ‘clarity & consistency’ on low alcohol descriptors


In its response to the Department of Health and Social Care’s consultation on the use of low and no alcohol descriptors, the Portman Group has urged government to use the consultation as an ... Read more

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