Press Releases

Portman Group response to BMA letter to the Public Health Minister: The Government needs to work with industry to help target the minority who drink at very harmful levels

18/07/2019

Partnerships between the industry and Government have helped to ensure that the vast majority of the population choose to drink responsibly, with a 15% fall in alcohol consumption since 2004... Read more

Sweet Little Glitter Bomb Bubble Gum Gin Liqueur, Sweet Little Glitter Bomb Love Heartz, & Sweet Little Pink Vanilla Candy Floss Gin Based Liqueur Decisions Upheld

10/07/2019

The Independent Complaints Panel has upheld a recent complaint about Sweet Little Drinks (Sweet Little Glitter Bubble Gum Gin Liqueur, Sweet Little Glitter Bomb Love Heartz and Sweet Little ... Read more

NECK OIL COMPLAINT NOT UPHELD

16/04/2019

A recent complaint about Beavertown Brewery’s product, Neck Oil, was not upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (Panel). A copy of the full decision can be read here. The complainant, ... Read more

UNICORN TEARS GIN LIQUEUR, UNICORN TEARS RASPBERRY GIN LIQUEUR AND UNICORN TEARS RASPBERRY GIN LIQUEUR MINIATURE

16/04/2019

Recent complaints about three Firebox products - Unicorn Tears Gin Liqueur, Unicorn Tears Raspberry Gin Liqueur and Unicorn Tears Raspberry Gin Liqueur Miniature - have been upheld by the In... Read more

Police Chief calls on industry and public health to build trust and work in partnership to tackle harm

15/03/2019

The inaugural Local Alcohol Partnerships North East regional best practice and networking seminar took place on Wednesday 13 March at the Sage Gateshead. Supported by the Portman Group, it b... Read more

Zymurgorium Forced Darkeside Rhubarb Gin Liqueur, Flamingo Tears and Pixie Tears complaints not upheld

14/03/2019

A complaint about Zymurgorium Forced Darkeside Rhubarb Gin Liqueur and two Firebox products, Pixie Tears Gin and Flamingo Tears Gin has not been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel. Read more

REVISED CODE TARGETS OFFENSIVE MARKETING AND SETS IMMODERATE CONSUMPTION DEFINITION

04/03/2019

The Portman Group has launched the sixth edition of the Code of Practice on the Naming, Packaging and Promotion of Alcoholic Drinks following a widescale consultation to keep it fit-for-purp... Read more

Partnership working key to a safer and healthier night time economy across the South West

18/02/2019

Plymouth was the location for the first South West regional seminar exploring and sharing best practice around how to keep the region’s night time economy safer last week. Read more

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