Press Releases

Two new members sought for independent alcohol complaints panel

19/02/2018

The Portman Group has two vacancies for applicants with a public health background and a licensing background on its Independent Complaints Panel (Panel), the body that considers complaints ... Read more

Behind the Headlines Blog: So what’s really going on with the Baby Boomers?

01/02/2018

Public Health England relaunched their Act FAST campaign today (1 February 2018) [link] to urge people to call 999 if they notice even one of the signs of a stroke in themselves, or in other... Read more

Portman Group Statement on RSPH's Report, Labelling the Point

26/01/2018

Commenting on the Royal Society of Public Health’s report Labelling the Point, John Timothy, Chief Executive of the Portman Group said: Read more

Portman Group statement on record low underage drinking statistics

15/12/2017

NHS Digital has published new findings showing that underage drinking among 8-15 year olds has fallen to record lows, declining 67% since 2003. Commenting on the findings, Chief Executive ... Read more

Cwtch complaint upheld

11/12/2017

A complaint about the packaging of Cwtch Welsh Red Ale (330ml can) has been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (Panel) for having a particular appeal to under-18s and indirectly enco... Read more

Safe Spaces play vital role in supporting the UK’s vibrant night-time economy and reducing vulnerability.

05/12/2017

Safe Spaces in the UK’s night-time economy are creating a better visitor environment by reducing vulnerability and reducing pressure on local accident and emergency (A&E) departments and pol... Read more

New Portman Group report: Encouraging a thriving and diverse night-time economy

11/10/2017

There are four key stages to creating ‘buzz’ in a town or city centre, according to a new Portman Group report exploring what makes a thriving and diverse night-time economy (NTE). Read more

Mr Gladstone’s Curious Emporium Complaint Upheld

23/08/2017

A complaint about the packaging of Mr Gladstone’s Curious Emporium product range not being clearly labelled as containing alcohol, and having particular appeal to under-18s, has been upheld ... Read more

Portman Group statement on latest DfT drink driving statistics

03/08/2017

Drink driving is simply unacceptable and any deaths or serious injuries that occur as a result of it are tragic and deplorable. Read more

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