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Thatchers Cider joins Portman Group

Thatchers Cider has become the latest company to sign up with regulatory the Portman Group.

Family-run cider maker Thatchers is the 12th business to become a member of the group, the social responsibility and regulatory body for alcohol in the UK, and follows a wave of new membership applications in 2020.

Martin Thatcher, managing director of Thatchers, said: "As a family-run cider business, we care about the long term and investing in the next generation. This can mean planting apple trees that will bear fruit for decades to come, establishing our foundation to support the local community, or joining the Portman Group to support responsible alcohol consumption."

John Timothy, Portman Group CEO, added: "We are delighted to have Thatchers join the Portman Group as a new member. Its additional support will ensure we continue to demonstrate that the alcohol industry is responsible and committed to evolving as society does.

"Now more than ever, we need support from the industry's most reputable comanies to help us shape the conversation surrounding alcohol." 

Thatchers Cider released its first product for the low and no alcohol market, Thatchers Zero, earlier this year.


8 September 2020 - Bethany Whymark