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Public Affairs Network


The Public Affairs Network brings together public affairs professionals from across member companies and sends out regular updates on the political and regulatory environment. It also acts as a forum for discussing and formulating policy positions.


Key issues:

The Public Affairs Network deals primarily with the impact of new policy announced by the UK Government. Currently, the Network is working on the industry response to the Government’s Alcohol Strategy and the work being done through the Public Health Responsibility Deal. The Network also works on issues emanating from the devolved administrations, particularly around licensing.

Panel Members:

Current Chairman: Carlo Gibbs, Wine and Spirit Trade Association

  • Accolade Wines
  • Asda Stores Ltd
  • Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc
  • Berry Bros & Rudd
  • Beverage Brands (UK) Ltd
  • Brown-Forman
  • Chivas Brothers
  • Co-operative Group Ltd
  • Diageo plc
  • Direct Wines Ltd
  • E & J Gallo Winery
  • Enotria Winecellars Ltd
  • Freixenet (DWS) Ltd
  • Halewood International Ltd
  • Hatch Mansfield Agencies Ltd
  • JF Hillebrand
  • Kingsland Wine & Spirits
  • London City Bond Ltd
  • Marks & Spencer plc
  • Moet Hennessy UK Ltd
  • Percy Fox & Co
  • Pernod Ricard UK Ltd
  • Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd
  • Spar (UK) Ltd
  • Tesco Stores Ltd
  • Treasury Wine Estates
  • Waitrose Ltd
  • Wines from Spain
  • Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc
Want to know more? Ask Carlo Gibbs
Carlo Gibbs

Carlo Gibbs - Head of UK Policy & Social Responsibility

Carlo is responsible for managing the WSTA’s UK policy and public affairs program. Additionally, he leads on the WSTA’s social responsibility work through initiatives such as the Retail of Alcohol Standards Group and Challenge 25 and works with industry partners on local initiatives to tackle alcohol harm. He also supports retailer members, particularly around licensing obligations.

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 020 7089 3871

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