City Centre OPEN Youth Trust (OPEN) has been accepted as one of the latest Future50 members and the only charity for 2019 cohort to be announced to date.

OPEN was established in 2005, with every penny of profit from its multi-purpose venue (live music, screenings, corporate boxing, drinks festivals, conferencing, banqueting, gym, café, dining experiences, dance studio & secure storage) going towards helping to improve the health and wellbeing and delivery of life skills to over 4,500 young people in Norfolk each year through dance, drama, music, literature, climbing and employability workshops.

CEO John Gordon-Saker: said: “I am delighted that OPEN has been successful in its bid to become a member of Future50 for 2019.  This is a great recognition of the strides we are making as a growing force both as an events venue and for the work we do for disadvantaged young people in Norfolk.”

Future50 is an exciting business growth programme that's designed to recognise Norfolk and Suffolk's most innovative companies. Recognised as the region’s ‘ones to watch’, Future50 members are chosen for the programme because of their ability to create jobs, outpace their rivals’ growth and demonstrate the drive and ambition to be leaders in their sector.

Future50 is delivered across Norfolk and Suffolk by Archant, with partners Barclays, Birketts, Lovewell Blake, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership and UEA adding ongoing support throughout.

Future50 members are selected from the most ambitious and dynamic businesses across Norfolk and Suffolk. They cover all sectors and industries, but are united by their desire for growth and capacity for innovation.


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