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:

‘Welly to Belly’ School Food Matters Project

‘Welly to Belly’ School Food Matters Project

We’re delighted to be running the ‘Welly to Belly’ North East pilot initiative of a national School Food Matters project to teach children about food and to improve children’s access to healthy, sustainable food during their time at school.

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FADNE launches a strategic partnership with Arete Group

FADNE launches a strategic partnership with Arete Group

By partnering with the Arete Group, who work with multinational brands and companies to successfully launch and grow businesses in China, this strategic alliance offers a more accessible route to UK brands to reach greater heights in the China market.

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Ongoing initiatives and projects:

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
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 MARKETS
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:

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.

Get in touch

Food and Drink North East
The Beacon
Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE4 9PQ 

E: info@fadne.org

About us

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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