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 address them.

We’re not a fish – we’re the pond. A network that connects, enables and encourages collaboration across the region. FADNE’s 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.

Join us

Joining FADNE is easy. We offer three levels of membership to suit every business. From dipping your toe in the water as an associate to helping us shape our organisation and its direction of travel as a partner.

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Making a difference

At FADNE we pride ourselves on getting things done. We network, lobby and cajole and collaborate with major stakeholders locally and nationally to ensure the voice and interests the North East food, drink and hospitality sector is heard and acted upon. Here are some of the things we’ve been up to lately.

Ongoing initiatives

FADNE are continually looking for new ideas to deliver tangible value to our members. Here are some of our current ongoing initiatives.

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 and updated the NEEFM website with support from the National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise (NICRE). The site promotes dates and locations for farmers markets and foodie events across the North East region.

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