Bidfood Strengthens Ties with Food and Drink North East as Official Partners

Jun 26, 2024

Food and Drink North East (FADNE) is delighted to welcome Bidfood as a FADNE partner. This collaboration further cements the strong relationship between the two organisations, with Susan Justice, Head of Business Development North East at Bidfood, serving on the FADNE non-executive board of directors for the last two years.

Bidfood, a leading UK food wholesaler with a strong presence in the North East, supplies a wide range of food and drink products, as well as catering equipment and non-food essentials to businesses from hotels and restaurants to care homes and universities.

Bidfood’s knowledge of current food and drink trends, consumer appetites, and delivering excellence brings invaluable resources and knowledge to this partnership and to FADNE’s network of vibrant food and drink businesses, and future projects and initiatives.

Seen as a natural extension of their mutual dedication to championing the food, drink and hospitality sectors in the North East, Chris Jewitt, CEO of FADNE, expressed his excitement about the partnership, saying; “We are thrilled to welcome Bidfood as official partners of Food and Drink North East. Their commitment to local supply chain and vocal support of our overall mission as a growing organisation has been invaluable. Together, we look forward to working more closely on joint initiatives that help scale up the sector’s footprint here in the North East.”

Susan Justice highlighted Bidfood’s dedication to the North East region, stating; “At Bidfood, we understand the unique needs of the hospitality sector and are deeply committed to supporting the North East region. We are proud advocates of harnessing the power of local collaboration and utilising local networks, and champion the work that FADNE has done to build the region’s food and drink reputation, and want to show our unwavering support to them as we achieve our shared goals.”

With a collective vision for the North East’s food and drink landscape, and the hope of a bright future for the region’s culinary and hospitality industries, this partnership between FADNE and Bidfood not only strengthens the relationship between the two organisations but also reinforces their dedication to driving positive change and growth in the North East. Find out more about Bidfood here: