We are Food and Drink North East (FADNE) a community interest company (CIC) made up of local business owners and experts who understand the challenges the food, drink and hospitality sectors face and are working together to solve them.
We’re not a fish – we’re the pond. A network that connects, enables and encourages collaboration across the region. Our aim is to build the North East’s reputation as a flourishing food and drink destination with local heritage, sustainability, innovation and community at its heart.
Food and Drink North East (FADNE) have teamed up with destination specialists Newcastle Gateshead Initiative (NGI) and Newcastle City Council to produce a social media campaign promoting the city's independent food and drink offer. Entitled 'Proudly Independent with a...
We have a Food and Drink North East double header happening on Wednesday 23rd of March at the excellent Tynebank Brewery It's been too long since we connected with you all to better understand where our North East food and drink businesses are at and what we can be...
An exciting new food market with more than 20 stalls offering a variety of tastes launched in Hebburn, South Tyneside on Saturday 12th March 2022. The Local Heroes pop-up market included more than 20 food retailers and street food vendors to Hebburn town centre to...
FADNE CEO Chris Jewitt was invited to speak at The DEFRA Regional Food Summit at Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham in March. Chris gave a presentation on the lessons FADNE have learnt in developing a Regional Food Group (RFG). Highlighting best practice and the vital role...
After many months of planning and coordination, Food and Drink North East we’re honoured to host a strong delegation of representatives from the Department for Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) on a two day programme of activities. A packed schedule,...
Food and Drink North East (FADNE) has contributed to the North East Local Enterprise Partnership’s (NELEP) report outlining the Impact of COVID-19 and the EU transition on the North East economy. Published last week, it spells out how our region is recovering from the...
Ongoing initiatives and projects
Our specialist creative content division that helps food, drink and hospitality brands tell their stories in a creative and compelling way by producing well-planned, high-quality video content that connects with their target audiences on a truly emotional level.
Jesmond Food Market
We curate and manage this popular food market in Newcastle which takes place on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of every month along Armstrong Bridge, above Jesmond Dene in Newcastle. Keep updated about our market news via our socials.
Business support available in the North East
Available to small and medium-sized businesses and social enterprises based in North Tyneside, Newcastle or Northumberland.
Register your interest in this course of six weekly workshops that is specifically designed for businesses in the North East food and drink sector.
Designed to help Tees Valley SMEs develop or improve their products and services. Grants of up to £10k are available.
Food and Drink North East
Newcastle upon Tyne
Food and Drink North East is a community interest company (CIC) whose aim is to build a vibrant and engaged community that champions positive trade, promotes a sustainable, circular economy and acts as a collective and inclusive voice for the region’s food and drink sector. Our overall objective is to grow the sector’s contribution to the regional economy to 10% GVA by 2025.