Public Affairs Network

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.

Current Chairman: Freddie Joosten, Wine and Spirit Trade Association

Committee members
58 Gin Ltd
A E Chapman & Son Ltd
Accolade Wines
Adnams plc
Alcohols Ltd
Aldi Stores Ltd
Asda
Association of Convenience Stores
Austrian Embassy
Beam Suntory Inc.
Berry Bros & Rudd
Bevisol Ltd
Bibendum Matthew Clark
Bristol Spirits Ltd
Broadland Wineries Ltd
Buckingham Schenk
Campari UK
Campbell Meyer & Co Ltd
Casella Family Brands (Europe) Ltd
Cellar Trends Ltd
Cheesman Associates
Community Alcohol Partnerships
Compact Global Ltd
Co-operative Group Ltd
CWF Ltd
CyT UK Limited
D.J Limbrey Distilling Company Limited
Digby Wine Producers
Direct Wines Ltd
Distell International Ltd
Dreyfus Ashby & Co Ltd
E & J Gallo Winery
East London Liquor Company
Eddie Stobart Logistics
Edrington-Beam Suntory UK Distribution Limited
Emporia Brands Ltd
Enotria & Coe
Ferovinum Ltd
First Ireland Spirits Co. Ltd
Forest Distillery Ltd
Foxhole Spirits
G&J Distillers
Glen Grant Limited
Glen Turner Company Ltd
Global Brands Ltd
Gordon & MacPhail
Gordon Castle Scotland
Gusbourne Estate
Guy Anderson Wines Ltd
H & A Prestige Packaging Co
Halewood International Holdings Plc
Hallgarten Druitt
Hatch Mansfield Agencies Ltd
Hayman Distillers
Heineken UK Ltd
Hi-Spirits Ltd
Intercontinental Brands (ICB) Ltd
Inver House Distillers Ltd
Jascots Wine Merchants Ltd
Jensen's (Bermondsey Gin)
John E Fells & Sons Ltd
Kingsland Drinks
Kokoro Gin (Forest Spirits)
Laurus Brands Ltd
Liberty Wines Ltd
London & Scottish International Ltd
Louis Latour Ltd
Love Drinks
Majestic Wine Warehouses Ltd
Marblehead Brand Development Ltd
Marks & Spencer plc
Marourde & Mereworth Wines Ltd
Mast-Jägermeister
Matthew Clark Wholesale Ltd
Mentzendorff & Co Ltd
MHW Ltd
New Generation McKinley
Nyetimber Limited
O Moore & Co Ltd
One Gin
PalTank Ltd
Pernod Ricard UK Ltd
Quintessential Brands
Remy Cointreau UK Distribution Ltd
Rhone to Rioja Ltd
Ridgeview Wine Estate
Rubicon Research Ltd
Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd
Sazerac Company, Inc
Sipsmith
SOPEXA SA
Spar (UK) Ltd
State Enterprise & UKrspirit
Summerhall Distillery Ltd
Tanners Wines Ltd
Tesco Stores Ltd
Thames Distillers Ltd
The Artful Pour Ltd
The Brighton Spirits Co. Ltd
The City of London Distillery
The Cotswolds Distillery
The Drinks Company Ltd
The East India Company Gin Limited
The London Distillery Company Ltd
The Main Rum Co Ltd
The Wine Society
Tiptree Ltd
Treasury Wine Estates EMEA
Union Distillers Ltd
Virgin Wines Online Ltd
Vranken Pommery UK Ltd
Waitrose Ltd
Warner's Distillery Limited
Welsh Whisky Company Ltd
West End Drinks Ltd
West Indies Rum & Spirits Producers' Association Inc.
Westmorland Spirits Ltd (Gilpin's Gin)
Whyte & Mackay Ltd
Wine & Spirit Education Trust Ltd
Wine & Spirit International Ltd
Wines of South Africa
Winetraders (UK) Ltd
Wisehead Productions
Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc