Press Releases

Portman Group Chief Executive, Henry Ashworth, recruited to lead IARD


The Portman Group has confirmed that Henry Ashworth will be stepping down as Chief Executive of the Portman Group after five years in the role. Read more

New member sought for independent alcohol complaints panel


The Portman Group is advertising for a new member to join the Independent Complaints Panel (Panel), the independent body that considers complaints about alcohol marketing under the Portman G... Read more

Portman Group's Response to Chief Medical Officers' Alcohol Guidelines


"Although the CMOs have provided much needed clarity that responsible drinking carries a level of risk no greater than other day-to-day activities, it is regrettable that the guidelines stil... Read more

New report showcases best practice for building safe & vibrant night time economies


A new report from the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU), produced in partnership with the Portman Group, has been launched this week. The report makes five key recommendations for loc... Read more

Portman Group Publishes Annual Marketing Regulation Report & New Regulation Explainer Video


The Portman Group has published its Annual Marketing Regulation Report for 2015, alongside a new video animation to explain the rules and remit of the Portman Group Codes. Read more

Portman Group Statement on latest HSCIC statistics


“Any increase in hospital admissions is unwelcome, but it is important to note that a significant proportion of these visits are individuals admitted on multiple occasions.... Read more

Captain Morgan Complaint Not Upheld


A complaint about the packaging of the Captain Morgan product range for appealing to under 18s has not been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (ICP). A copy of the full decision can... Read more

Kopparberg Frozen Fruit Cider Pack - Complaint Not Upheld


A complaint about the packaging of Kopparberg Frozen Fruit Cider for not communicating alcoholic nature and appealing to under-18s has not been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (IC... Read more

Behind the Headlines: Alcohol, Young People and University


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


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

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