Open to everyone.
Closed to racism.
Open to everyone. Closed to racism has a simple aim. Help small businesses to take a stand against racism.
We help small businesses, of any size, to use their influence as a force for change. We help them to create inclusive environments to work and buy from, and to become more effective allies for marginalised people in the communities around them and beyond.
in 2022, membership is temporarily closed as we pilot a new group programme that will help business owners meet peers and take their inclusion and allyship journey together. If you're interested in joining this programme, or future pilots contact us here.
This all started with a simple premise...
Give a small British, coastal town the opportunity to show support whilst so many people protested around the world to fight racism.
The idea was to create something visual, thought-provoking and simple that business owners could share in their storefronts on the High Street. If lots of stores took part, each small action would be amplified and united it would be more noticeable. It had the potential to get attention and inspire discussion that might not normally take place.
It has grown into something more useful. Open to everyone. Closed to racism. has been designed to help businesses, especially small & medium sized business who often don't have the available resource to bring in consultants, to navigate this space and take confident steps to being an anti-racist organisation.
Trevor Robinson OBE, Founder. Create Not Hate and Quiet Storm.
“Open to Everyone, Closed to Racism is a brilliant and brave organisation - I love the simple but powerful way it confronts racism. I’m conscious of the impact of racism because its affected me since I was born. The fact Jess has felt compelled to do this as someone who does not share these experiences, is truly inspiring. Create Not Hate is grateful and excited for this partnership and we look forward to seeing the powerful impact we can make together.”