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 other types of public, private and community organisations to champion safety and tackle sexual violence.

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

So, what is accreditation?

Want to know exactly how our training and accreditation process for venues & events organisers works, and why it’s so important?

Our Comms Coordinator Estella explains all via a breezy Q&A with our sentient neon friend, answering all those burning questions about our holistic approach to safer nightlife in this short video. And if there’s something else you’re itching to know, just get in touch!

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

Good Night Out really gives festivals, bars, venues and other hospitality and nightlife industries the tools needed to keep people safe.

Festival Coordinator and Inclusion Lead, Independent Manchester Beer Convention

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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Enquire now about Licensed Premises accreditation!

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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Enquire now about Event Organiser accreditation!

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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Enquire now about Students' Union accreditation!

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 local authorities.

In London we work with Lambeth, Hackney, Hounslow, Greenwich, Southwark, Kingston Upon Thames and City of London Corporation. We’ve also delivered projects for Wrexham Council, Warwick Council, Suffolk Council and others…

Enquire now about Local Authority accreditation!

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

Are you an Arts & Culture space?

We’ve worked closely with arts institutions all over the UK and beyond to help them safely grow what they’re able to offer to their visitors and communities.

We’ve previously worked with wide-ranging organisations such as the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London, Aberystwyth Arts Centre in Wales, Shetland Arts and Development Agency in Scotland, and would love to support you to achieve your safety goals at your own arts space, so get in touch!

 

Enquire now about Arts & Culture space 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.

Chances are your audience already care about topics like sexual harassment or being an active bystander. But how’s best to talk to them about this sensitive stuff? We’re here to help you set the tone, manage risk and get your audience active for gender justice.

We know what works when it comes to safety campaigns, and are dedicated to making change that lasts. Our work is delivered in partnership with a diverse range of public sector and charitable organisations who share our goals of helping women and LGTBQI+ people to live safe in public space.

Welcome to the GNO family!

Here’s who we have accredited through our annual programme of specialist training, policy consultancy and ongoing advice and support.

This is is updated annually, get in touch via your GNO dashboard if you need to renew your accreditation!

Filter organisations by:

  • 24 Kitchen Street
  • Aberystwyth Arts Centre
  • Altblax
  • Anjuna Beats
  • Aquum
  • Atik Nightclub
  • Bar Elba
  • Belgrave Hall
  • Belgrave Music Hall
  • Brighton Dome
  • Brudenell Groove
  • Carlton Club
  • CHALK
  • Cherry Bar
  • Clare College Bar
  • Club Maia
  • Clwb Ifor Bach
  • Colour Factory
  • Concorde 2
  • Corsica Studios
  • Crown Resorts
  • Cult
  • Culture Box Copenhagen
  • Daytimers
  • DINA
  • DLT Brunch
  • EartH
  • Electric Brixton
  • Fanny Riot
  • Fire London
  • Fitzroy
  • G.IRL Events
  • Glyn’s Bar and Lounge
  • Green Man Festival
  • Gut Level
  • Headrow House
  • Hermann’s Bar / Manning Bar
  • HØL
  • Homobloc
  • Hootananny Brixton
  • Hospitality D&B
  • Howard Smith Wharves
  • ICA
  • Independent
  • Indy Man Beer Con
  • Infernos
  • Joyce
  • Joyride
  • Kasbah Nightclub
  • KD Security
  • Keep Hush
  • Killing Kittens
  • Kirkstall Brewery
  • Klub Verboten
  • Leeds University Union
  • Life’s Too Short
  • LNZRT
  • Marie-Antoinette
  • MASH
  • Matchstick Piehouse
  • Max Watt’s
  • Moo
  • Neon
  • Nice N Sleazy
  • Nottingham SU
  • Oh Yeah Music Centre
  • Refuge Worldwide and Oona Bar
  • Oxford University LGBTQ+ Society
  • Peckham Audio
  • Platform
  • Polyglamorous
  • Printworks
  • Pxssy Palace
  • Queen Mary, University of London Students’ Union
  • Rad Apples
  • Rebellion Festivals Ltd
  • Revolution Clapham
  • Rose Pubs
  • Royal College of Art Students’ Union
  • SAHRA
  • Section 8
  • Selextorhood
  • Sheaf St
  • Shetland Arts
  • Smack
  • Sounds from the Other City
  • St Cuthberts Society Bar, Durham University
  • St Edmunds Bar Cambridge
  • Storyville
  • Strange Brew
  • SuperFriendz
  • Temporary Secretary
  • Tennis Bar
  • Tessie Pearl
  • The Assembly Rooms
  • The Bell Inn Bath
  • The BlackStock
  • The Bridge Inn
  • The Court House
  • The Drunk Monk
  • The Duke of Edinburgh
  • The Neighbourhood
  • The Old Fire Station
  • The Orange Tree
  • The Prince Of Wales
  • Thought Bubble Festival
  • Three Pools Permaculture Farm
  • Toff in Town
  • Torture Garden
  • Truman Brewery
  • UBar
  • Umbilical Chords
  • Union Electric
  • University of Leicester Students’ Union
  • University of London, Goldsmiths
  • University of Roehampton Students’ Union
  • University of Salford Students Union
  • University of Southampton Students’ Union
  • University of Southampton Students’ Union
  • University of Warwick Students’ Union
  • Voodoo Rooms
  • Water Lane Boathouse
  • Wax Palace
  • Wharf Chambers
  • Wiff Waff
  • YES

Who else have we worked with?

Bespoke training and consultancy

We support many organisations, brands, local authorities with customised training design, delivery of one-off sessions, nightlife safety campaigns and other special projects. These include…

  • A Festival Called Panama
  • Bolt
  • Brighton and Hove City Council
  • City of London Corporation
  • Coin Street
  • Come Play With Me
  • Desperados x GNO: Door Person Diploma
  • Epsom and Ewell Nightlife Stakeholders
  • Hackney Council
  • Orchard
  • Resident Advisor
  • Simple Plan
  • Southwark London Borough Council
  • The Yard Theatre
  • Wrexham Council