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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.

Latest news

New project to support innovation in tourism and hospitality

New project to support innovation in tourism and hospitality

Tourism and hospitality businesses in parts of the North East will be given help and support thanks to a new project focusing on innovation and supply in the industry.  Funded by the North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA), the Hospitality, Innovation, Tourism Supply...

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‘Proudly Independent…’ campaign launched

‘Proudly Independent…’ campaign launched

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...

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Let’s connect at Tynebank Brewery on 23rd March 2022

Let’s connect at Tynebank Brewery on 23rd March 2022

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...

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FADNE invited to speak at The Regional Food Summit

FADNE invited to speak at The Regional Food Summit

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...

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Ongoing initiatives and projects

Grub Productions

Grub Productions

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

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.

North East England Farmers’ Market

North East England Farmers’ Market

We’ve recently taken over the long running NEEFM website and social media channels which support and promote market dates for farmers markets and foodie events happening across the North East region.

Business support available in the North East

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