Press Releases

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

MMWAH 5 x 20ml Bottles Mixed Flavour Drinks Complaint Upheld

14/01/2016

A complaint about the packaging of 5 x 20ml bottles of Mmwah (mixed flavour alcoholic drinks) produced by Harwood Drinks Ltd has been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (ICP) for par... 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

Portman Group Responds to LSHTM report on Responsibility Deal Labelling pledge

16/10/2015

The official evaluation report on the labelling pledge, published by the Department of Health, confirmed the drinks industry had met its target of 80%. Read more

Dragon Soop 500ML Can Complaint Not Upheld

12/10/2015

A complaint about the packaging of Dragon Soop (500ml can) for encouraging immoderate consumption and appealing to under-18s has not been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (ICP). A... Read more

Beavertown Brewery’s Gamma Ray ale does not breach alcohol responsibility rules

06/05/2015

A complaint about the product packaging of Gamma Ray ale appealing to under-18s has not been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (ICP). A copy of the full decision can be read here. Read more

Diageo Bauble Cocktail Co-Promotion does not breach alcohol responsibility rules

06/05/2015

A complaint about Diageo’s Christmas Bauble Cocktails promotion appealing to under-18s has not been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (ICP). Read more

Independent Complaints Panel: Latest Rulings

06/05/2015

The following products and promotions have been considered by the Independent Complaints Panel, under the Portman Group’s Code of Practice on the Naming, Packaging and Promotion of Alcoholic... Read more

Portman Group Response to Calls for Calories to be Published on Labels

29/04/2015

Responding to calls for calorific information to be published on alcoholic beverage labels a Portman Group Spokesperson said: “A number of drinks companies and retailers are already taking ... Read more

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