What can we do for you?

If you work at a licensed premises or run events of any kind, then accreditation may be for you. We also support a wider range of other public, private and community organisations to champion safety and tackle sexual violence.

Whether you have a specific project you’d like help with, need a plan to raise awareness on this issue, we can support you with training design and delivery, policy and messaging. Read more about our projects and partnerships below.

You told us about our training...

I learnt a lot I didn’t know before. It felt empowering and useful and I think I’ll be able to effectively react to situations from now on.

Bar Staff, Headrow House, Leeds

Accreditation is a simple way to get on top of this issue and ensure your space, event or team has a plan in place

  1. Policy

    First we have a chat about your needs, providing a best practice policy document and procedure in line with licensing objectives and legal frameworks. It lays out what to do and say (and what not to say or do!) when gender-based violence happens. We negotiate a cost that works for you and sign an agreement to work together on this.

  2. Training

    Training is what we’re known for. Our core staff skills session is Understanding and Responding to Sexual Harassment and Assault in Licensed Premises, and can be delivered on Zoom or on-site. It covers a range of key topics in a sensitive yet informal way, and is delivered by two specialist trained facilitators who can support anyone who may be impacted by the content.

    Our training is proven to increase confidence, knowledge and skills after just a single 2.5 hour session. Following the session we supply you with evaluation data compiled from your team’s feedback, meaning you will be able measure the positive changes with your team as you move forward.

    Themes addressed include:

    • Understanding and defining sexual harassment and assault
    • Racism, homophobia and LGTBQ+ harassment
    • Myths and realities of sexual harassment and assault.
    • What are the barriers to reporting an incident in your premises?
    • Appropriate and inappropriate responses
    • Record keeping, reporting to the authorities
    • Understanding consent and the law
    • How to create an environment that doesn’t tolerate harassment
    • Working sensitively

    Each participant receives a personal Workers’ Guide and certificates to keep.

  3. Communication

    Accredited premises receive badges, window clings and a full-colour poster pack which are displayed in bathrooms and communal areas, as well as a certificate for behind the bar. Our logo and posters are internationally recognised and communicate a positive message that encourages reporting, letting customers know your staff are trained appropriately. This can be co-branded with your logos.

  4. Ongoing Support

    As well as being on hand to discuss your concerns around any incidents, we offer a quarterly check with advice and encouragement in for all our accredited premises. Our team can support you in improving your response to sexual violence in the long term. After your first year with us, optional reaccreditation and refresher training is offered on a discounted basis.

Watch Us

Our work and the reasons why it’s necessary are featured in a short BBC documentary on Inside Out London as they joined us as we delivered a training session with nightlife venue staff.

The documentary examines the rise of reports of sexual harassment in London with insight into what could be done shared by our Managing Director, Bryony Beynon.

Do you offer different types?

Yes! We customise our accreditation and training so it’s relevant for all parts of nightlife. Our training is now also available via Zoom.

Are you a Licensed Premises?

Working with licensed premises of all sizes and shapes is where we began and remains at the heart of what we do.

We try our best to make what we do affordable for you and can also help you to ask your local authority to fund your accreditation. Premises we’ve worked with include Printworks, The Village Underground, The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds’ Headrow House, Ministry of Sound, The Brighton Dome and many Wetherspoons, Fullers and Stonegate pubs.

A 2020 evaluation of our work found that 97.8% of participants felt that the training had improved their knowledge on how to respond to sexual violence in nightlife. Sound good?

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We’ll work with you to develop a reasonable quote based on who you are and what you need.

Are you an Event Organiser?

Whether you’re a larger scale tour promoter or a grassroots gig organiser, we want to help you create the safest and most liberating events possible

We’ve been putting on events and festivals for years ourselves and can provide accessible and low cost support with this. We have supported event organisers and promoters of nearly every kind, from camping festivals to hardcore punk all-dayers, comic book festivals to white-water rafting.

Whether you’re making big moves internationally or building music community locally, we can find a way to help you out. Get in touch.

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We’ll work with you to develop a reasonable quote based on who you are and what you need.

Are you a Students' Union?

We’ve worked closely with Students’ Unions since our inception and know how to balance the student safety agenda and the priorities of your commercial services team while and working within university disciplinary procedures.

We have worked with many SUs across the country: from Salford to Swansea, UWE to UEA, Leicester to Lancaster, plus 20+ London universities from Queen Mary to Kings’ College. Elected officers endorse our community-based approach to culture change.

Our training was developed in collaboration with the NUS and is endorsed at a national level. We would to support your work on campus! Get in touch.

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We’ll work with you to develop a reasonable quote based on who you are and what you need.

Are you a Local Authority?

We’ve delivered hundreds of funded accreditations and specialist training for licensed premises on behalf of the following local authorities:

  • London Borough of Lambeth
  • London Borough of Hackney
  • London Borough of Hounslow
  • London Borough of Greenwich
  • London Borough of Southwark
  • Royal London Borough of Kingston Upon Thames
  • City of London Corporation
  • Wrexham Council
  • Warwick Council

and many others.

Enquire now about Local Authority accreditation!

We’ll work with you to develop a reasonable quote based on your requirements.

Are you up to Something Else?

We love helping people make sense of safety. If you’re working on something else and want an expert eye to look over your campaign or initiative, we can probably help!

From record labels to ticketing vendors, literary magazines to staffing agencies, we can develop and deliver bespoke workshops and facilitated spaces geared towards your ideal outcomes.

We’d love to help you prevent sexual violence, whatever your context. Hit us up for an initial chat.

Enquire now about accreditation!

We’ll work with you to develop a reasonable quote based on who you are and what you need.

We love raising the bar when it comes to nightlife safety and work with a wide range of public, private and community organisations to deliver projects and partnerships.

We can support you through any project with a prevention or response focus, and provide accessible expert advice on design and programme delivery. We also work in partnership with other gendered violence organisations to deliver our accreditation programme.

Welcome to the GNO family

Below is a list of all the spaces, places and organisers that we have trained and accredited.

Refreshing your knowledge, policies and training annually is crucial, so remember to check back in with us to find out more about our sliding scale discounts.

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  • 02 Academy Brixton
  • 24 Kitchen Street
  • 432 Presents
  • Anjuna Beats
  • Aquum
  • Arcadian Security Brum
  • Atik Nightclub
  • Ballie Ballerson
  • Ballie Ballerson Soho
  • Bar Elba
  • Bed and Breakfast Live
  • Belgrave Hall
  • Belushis
  • Boileroom
  • Brighton Dome
  • Brudenell Groove
  • Cambridge Live Corn Exchange
  • Cargo
  • CHALK
  • City of London Corporation
  • Clare College Bar
  • Colour Factory
  • Come Play with Me
  • Coop Audio
  • Corsica Studios
  • Cult
  • Culture Box Copenhagen
  • Daytimers
  • DINA
  • DLT Brunch
  • Electric Brixton
  • Eltham GPO
  • Exchange
  • Fanny Riot
  • Feile Na Greine
  • Fire London
  • George IV
  • GigSafe Glasgow
  • Glyn’s Bar and Lounge
  • Gut Level
  • Hackney Council
  • Hallamshire Golf Club Ltd
  • Headrow House
  • Hootannany Brixton
  • House of FU
  • Humble Abode
  • Infernos
  • Jaded
  • KD Security
  • Keep Hush
  • Klub Verboten
  • Leeds University Union
  • Liverpool Council
  • LNZRT
  • London Cocktail Week
  • Make That A Take
  • MASH
  • Merseyside Police
  • Missing Bar
  • Moo
  • Musicians’ Union
  • Neon
  • Nice N Sleazy
  • North Pole
  • Northern Quarter
  • Not On My Campus UK
  • Oh Yeah Music Centre
  • Old Pack Horse
  • Olivia’s Townhouse
  • Orchard
  • Partisan
  • Patterns
  • Peckham Springs / Bar Story
  • Phoenix Staffing
  • Platform
  • Players
  • Popworld Birmingham
  • Prince of Wales Brixton
  • Printworks
  • Pxssy Palace
  • Queen Mary, University of London Students’ Union
  • Rad Apples
  • Reading Entourage Project
  • Red Bull
  • Reflex Birmingham
  • Resident Advisor
  • Revolution Clapham
  • Revolution Ipswich
  • River Legacy Trust
  • Rose 15
  • Royal College of Art Students’ Union
  • Ruth Hunter
  • Savvy Sec
  • Selextorhood
  • Sheaf St
  • Shetland Arts
  • Simple Plan
  • Smack
  • Snobs Birmingham
  • Somerset & Avon Rape & Sexual Abuse Support
  • Sounds from the Other City
  • Soup
  • St Edmunds Bar Cambridge
  • Strange Brew
  • Studio 338
  • SuperFriendz
  • Supernormal
  • The BlackStock
  • The Blues Kitchen
  • The Bridge Inn
  • The Brudenell
  • The Chateau
  • The Crown Hotel, Leeds
  • The Dial Arch
  • The Drunk Monk
  • The Duke of Edinburgh
  • The Earl of Chatham
  • The Gipsy Moth
  • The Guard House
  • The Hug and Pint
  • The Key Club
  • The Mitre
  • The Neighbourhood
  • The Old Fire Station
  • The Old Nun’s Head
  • The Orange Tree
  • The Rising Sun
  • The Rusty Bucket
  • The Taproom
  • The Wardrobe
  • The White Hart
  • The White Review
  • The Yard Theatre
  • Theatrix Birmingham
  • Thought Bubble Festival
  • Three Wise Monkeys Ipswich
  • Trafalgar Tavern
  • Truman Brewery
  • University of Leicester Students’ Union
  • University of London, Goldsmiths
  • University of Salford Students Union
  • University of Southampton Students’ Union
  • University of the West of England
  • University of Warwick Students’ Union
  • Village Underground
  • Water Lane Boathouse
  • Wiff Waff
  • Wrexham Council
  • YES