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Behind the Headlines: Alcohol, Young People and University

13/05/2016

After last week’s negative headlines about hospital admissions among the over 65s, this week the national media painted a gloomy picture of alcohol use among young people. Rather than demons... Read more

Behind the Headlines: Alcohol-related hospital admissions

06/05/2016

This week saw yet another negative set of headlines about alcohol. The national media seized on new figures from Public Health England (PHE) on alcohol-related hospital admissions, and parti... Read more

HEINEKEN SPECTRE 5% ABV 330ML BOTTLE (PRIMARY AND SECONDARY PACKAGING) COMPLAINT NOT UPHELD

06/05/2016

A complaint about the packaging of Heineken UK’s Spectre edition bottle and secondary packaging for promoting sexual success/activity; violent behaviour and immoderate/irresponsible consumpt... Read more

#LDNPARTNERS - Celebrating London Partnerships Tackling Alcohol Misuse and Growing the Night Time Economy

15/04/2016

Safer London Business Partnership and the Portman Group jointly welcome the success of London’s night-time economy partnerships working to make London boroughs safer by tackling alcohol misu... Read more

Portman Group launches video showcasing partnership work between business and local authorities to tackle alcohol-related crime

23/03/2016

The Portman Group has launched a new infographic video explaining how local alcohol partnership schemes work to promote responsible drinking, tackle alcohol-related crime and disorder and im... Read more

Portman Group welcomes government strategy to tackle alcohol-related crime through partnership with drinks companies and local businesses

23/03/2016

The Home Secretary has announced that partnership with local schemes, supported by alcohol businesses, will be a key element of the government’s strategy to improve the safety of the night t... Read more

BAILEYS COUNTERTOP UNIT AND PR COMPLAINT NOT UPHELD

09/03/2016

A complaint about the packaging of a Baileys countertop unit and accompanying press release (PR) for encouraging immoderate consumption has not been upheld by the Independent Complaints Pane... Read more

Three New Members Appointed to Independent Alcohol Complaints Panel

26/01/2016

Three new members have been appointed to the Independent Complaints Panel – the independent lay panel that considers complaints about irresponsible alcohol marketing under the Portman Group’... Read more

New CPD Accredited Training For Alcohol Marketers

20/01/2016

The Portman Group has launched the industry’s first Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified Alcohol Marketing Accreditation (AMA) for alcohol producers and their brand teams and ... Read more

Portman Group Statement on New Alcohol Guidelines

08/01/2016

Responding to the UK Chief Medical Officers, Alcohol Guidelines Review, Henry Ashworth, Chief Executive, Portman Group said: “The vast majority of us - more than four in five adults – drink... Read more

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