Press Releases

RDAN Lower Alcohol Pledge – Portman Group Response to First Interim Report

28/04/2014

Figures released by Department of Health today show that UK drinks producers and retailers are on track to meet their pledge to take one billion units of alcohol out of the market by the end... Read more

Dead Pony Club ale breaches alcohol marketing Code

28/04/2014

The packaging of Dead Pony Club, a pale ale produced by BrewDog, has broken alcohol marketing rules for encouraging both anti-social behaviour and rapid drinking. The Independent Complaints ... Read more

Red Army Vodka breaks alcohol marketing rules

09/04/2014

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

27/02/2014

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

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

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

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

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

18/09/2013

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

29/08/2013

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

29/08/2013

“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

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