Press Releases

PORTMAN GROUP RESPONDS TO NHS HEALTH SURVEY

04/12/2018

4th December 2018 – Commenting on the release of today’s NHS health survey for England, John Timothy Portman Group Chief Executive, said Read more

The night time economy is central to regenerating town centres, say Local Alcohol Partnerships Group

22/11/2018

A more strategic policy approach to partnership working is needed to help town and city centres up and down the UK create vibrant and night time economies according to the Local Alcohol Part... Read more

Portman Group responds to low and no consultation outcome

20/11/2018

Commenting on the announcement from the Department of Health that there will be no changes to the descriptors for low and no alcohol products, John Timothy Portman Group Chief Executive, sai... Read more

Targeted help needed to tackle the heaviest drinkers in the UK says alcohol watchdog

19/11/2018

Analysis of drinking habits across England and Scotland shows that the majority of people are drinking either at or below the current guidelines, with drinking at harmful levels becoming mos... Read more

HAPPYDOWN COCKTAIL COMPLAINT UPHELD

09/11/2018

A complaint about HappyDown sparkling cocktails has been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (Panel) for failing to clearly communicate their alcoholic content. A copy of the full de... Read more

Portman Group responds to Mayor of London’s report on the Night Time Economy

08/11/2018

In response to the Mayor of London’s report London at Night – an evidence base for a 24-hour city, John Timothy, Chief Executive of the Portman Group who facilitates the Local Alcohol Partne... Read more

COMPLAINTS AGAINST DESPERADOS NOT UPHELD

05/11/2018

A complaint made against Desperados has not been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (Panel.) A full copy of the decision can be read here. Read more

COMPLAINT AGAINST FYNODEREE MANX BUMBEE VODKA NOT UPHELD

26/10/2018

A complaint made against Fynoderee Manx Bumbee vodka has not been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel. A full copy of the decision can be read here. Read more

Partnership working crucial to creating safe and vibrant town centres in Scotland

25/10/2018

Aberdeen was the location for the first Scottish national conference exploring how to create safe and vibrant town and city centres and reduce alcohol harm. Read more

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