Hi. We are Food and Drink North East, but we usually just go by FADNE.
We are 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 of local heritage, sustainability, innovation and community.
Our latest news and announcements:
We are partnering with Too Good To Go and Newcastle Gateshead Initiative for a Citylife Business Support webinar on Thursday 18th March at 11am that will introduce you to the Too Good To Go platform and how you can use it protect both the environment and your profit.
FADNE will work as a NICRE Innovation Associate alongside Newcastle University, to co-design and deliver a programme of enterprise and innovation pump priming activities around digital transformation and low carbon logistics in the food and drink sector.
FADNE has collaborated with the North East Local Enterprise Partnership to provide data and intelligence for the industry report on the impact of COVID-19 on the North East food and drink sector, which is now available online to read and download.
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.
Set up as an immediate response to support local traders during the Covid-19 pandemic from March 2020, Local Heroes consists of a virtual marketplace where you can build your own custom box of produce or buy one of our popular food boxes.
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. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, the market is not currently running, but we hope to be back very soon! Keep updated via our socials.
Business support available in the North East:
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.
The North East Business Support Fund has been extended through to March 2023 and is now open again for Applications.
Join the FADNE network!
With over 600 individuals and businesses already involved, the FADNE network is a body of like-minded people who want to build the North East’s reputation as a flourishing food and drink destination.
Add your voice to ours and together we can make our work more effective and achieve the positive change our region needs.
Fill in your details via our sign up form and we will keep in touch with you via our newsletter to let you know of the latest industry news, business support and funding opportunities, issues and projects we want you to be involved in, and upcoming events and workshops that are tailored for the North East food and drink sector.
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Food and Drink North East
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
Food and Drink North East is a community interest company (CIC). We aim 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. Focussed on four strategic areas, our objective is to grow the sector’s contribution to the regional economy to 10% gross added value (GVA) by 2025.
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