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:
Food and Drink North East will be participating at its first exhibition at the Fine Food Show North in Harrogate from 17th-18th October, which will reunite the industry and give visitors the opportunity to rediscover food and drink face-to-face once again.
Food and Drink North East (FADNE) has formed an exciting new partnership with fellow North East-based company Erudus, a market leading source of accurate allergy, nutritional and technical product data, populated by food producers and manufacturers from across the food and drink industry.
Young traders take to the Grainger Market in Newcastle for a special Welly to Belly Schools Market Day
After a lot of digging, planting and growing, it’s time for young students across three Newcastle-based schools to harvest their school-grown produce and set up a market stall at the Grainger Market in Newcastle city centre as part of the Welly to Belly Project by Food and Drink North East and School Food Matters.
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
Tyne and Wear
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.