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...
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...
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
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.
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,...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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: