How we work

What can we do for you?

If you work at or own a premises or produce events of any kind, then accreditation may be for you. We also work with a wider range of public, private and community organisations to champion nightlife safety.

Whether you have a specific project you’d like help with, or 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.

Projects & Partnerships

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Our Process

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 just2.5hrs. We evaluate this and pass on the results to you so you can measure the change in your team.

    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.


Getting Accredited

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.

Previous premises we’ve worked with include fabric, The Village Underground, The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds’ Headrow House, Ministry of Sound, The Brighton Dome and a wide range of 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?

Download an info pack to learn more.

Enquire now!

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 so many SUs across the country: from Salford to Swansea, UWE to UEA, Leicester to Lancaster, plus eighteen 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.

Enquire now!

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 the literary talks of the White Review to hardcore punk festival Static Shock Weekend. We’ve accredited major Leeds indie bookers Superfriendz and dance music agency AnjunaBeats.

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

Enquire now!

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

Are you a Festival?

Camping and site-based festivals present unique challenges to safety and accountability.

We’ve worked with Laneway Festival to train staff across seven cities in Australia, Malaysia and New Zealand, undertaking a full policy review and helped to launch a text hotline for alerting security which has been hugely successful. We’ve trained and accredited Hyperlocal, who run twin experimental music events in London and Buenos Aires.

We are now working closely with an experienced consultant to develop meaningful and scalable solutions for the specific challenges of non venue-based festivals, which we hope to launch later this year. Please get in touch for a chat.

Enquire now!

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

Are you up to Something Else?

We love creating bespoke policies, workshops and other interventions that work for you. From record labels to ticketing vendors, literary magazines to staffing agencies, we love helping people making sense of safety.

We have an extensive network of freelance trainers including many with specialist experience educating children and young people about sexual violence and consent, so if you’re looking for someone to write, design or facilitate a one-off workshop, we may be able to help.

We’re also interested in working more with bands, artists and DJs. Could we provide merch table goodies for a tour or help you create a Respect Rider? We’d love to help you address safety, whatever your context. Hit us up for an initial chat.

Enquire now!

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


Accredited Organisations

Welcome to the GNO family

Here’s a list of all the spaces and organisers that we have trained and accredited.

You should refresh your knowledge, policies and training annually. Check in to find out more about sliding scale discounts.

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  • 432 Presents
  • All Bar One Butler’s Wharf
  • Ballie Ballerson
  • Ballie Ballerson
  • Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch
  • Bar Story
  • Belushi’s Greenwich
  • Birthdays (Closed)
  • Black and White Security
  • Bloc
  • Bomb The Twist
  • Brighton Dome
  • Bristol Students’ Union
  • Cambridge University Students’ Union
  • Canavan’s Peckham Pool Club
  • Central Chambers
  • Come Play With Me
  • Coop Audio
  • Corsica Studios
  • Dalston Superstore
  • Damage is Done Festival
  • Dance Tunnel (Closed)
  • Dial Arch
  • EartH Hackney
  • Eltham GPO
  • fabric
  • Fire Club Vauxhall
  • Five Miles
  • Girl Gang Leeds
  • Goldsmiths Students’ Union
  • Greenwich Students’ Union
  • Headrow House
  • Het Magazijn
  • Hidden Rooms
  • Hyperlocal Festival
  • Infernos Disco
  • Jaded
  • King’s College London Union
  • Klub Verboten
  • La Raza
  • Laneway Festival
  • Lerryn’s (Closed)
  • Lola Lo
  • London School of Economics Students’ Union
  • Market Porter
  • Matchbox
  • Ministry of Sound
  • North Pole
  • Northern Quarter
  • Old Market Assembly and Harbourside
  • Old Pack Horse
  • Oslo
  • Oxford University Students’ Union
  • Oxjam Leeds
  • Patterns
  • Peckham Springs
  • Queen Mary University Students’ Union
  • Regency Security
  • Ridley Road Market Bar
  • River Legacy Events
  • Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Students’ Union
  • Royal College of Art Students’ Union
  • Royal Holloway Students’ Union
  • Rye Wax
  • SavySec Security
  • School of Oriental and African Studies Students’ Union
  • Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union
  • Shetland Arts
  • Snobs
  • Static Shock Festival
  • Staying Out
  • Studio 338
  • Supernormal
  • Swansea University Students’ Union
  • Taproom SE18
  • The Adam & Eve
  • The Alibi (Closed)
  • The Blue Eyed Maid
  • The Blues Kitchen
  • The Borderline (Closed)
  • The Brighton Dome
  • The Bunker
  • The Chateau
  • The Coronet (Closed)
  • The Dev
  • The Earl Of Chatham
  • The Four Quarters
  • The Garage
  • The Gipsy Moth
  • The Grain and Hop Store
  • The Guard House
  • The Haunt
  • The Hope & Ruin
  • The Hornimans at Hays
  • The Hug and Pint
  • The Island
  • The Key Club
  • The King’s Arms
  • The Lexington
  • The Mitre
  • The Montague Arms (Closed)
  • The Old Blue Last
  • The Old Fire Station
  • The Old Nun’s Head
  • The Pigeonhole
  • The Plough
  • The Red Lion
  • The Roxy
  • The Rusty Bucket
  • The Tiger
  • The Trafalgar Tavern
  • The Victoria Dalston
  • The View from The Shard
  • The Wardrobe
  • The White Review
  • Thought Bubble Festival
  • University of Bath Students’ Union
  • University of East Anglia, Norwich Students’ Union
  • University of Lancaster Students’ Union
  • University of Leicester Students’ Union
  • University of Roehampton Students’ Union
  • University of Salford Students’ Union
  • University of Sheffield Students’ Union
  • University of Sussex Students’ Union
  • University of the Arts London Students’ Union
  • University of West England Students’ Union
  • Village Underground
  • Warwick University Students’ Union
  • Water Lane Boathouse
  • Watershed
  • York University Students’ Union