Funding and Business Support Opportunities
for Food and Drink Businesses in the North East

Specifically designed for the North East food and drink sector, sink your teeth into this tailor-made course by Food and Drink North East which features six weekly workshops that will give you the confidence to plan ahead for the future.

I had found myself at a critical point with my business, running it from home, needing to expand but feeling daunted by the financial and logistical hurdles. The Speaking From Experience course gave me the confidence to tackle those issues head-on, with the reassurance that so many small businesses before me have managed it and succeeded.

I am happy to say that since I completed the course I have written a full business plan, made financial projections, and managed to secure finance to develop my business. I am hopefully about to secure a premise to expand the production, and feel really excited about the future. Thank you FADNE for your brilliant insights.

Zoe Robertson

Good Tempered Chocolate Co, North Shields

The Speaking From Experience series proved invaluable to our business. It was engaging and had real depth and breadth. I found myself inspired to action after every workshop, and I feel so much better equipped to ask the right questions of myself, my colleagues and my employees.

Our business was already in a good place, but even in the short time since the sessions it now feels like the business sits on a more solid and thoughtful foundation.

Neil Le Flohic

Pink Lane Bakery, Newcastle

12 Hours of Fully-Funded, One-To-One Specialist Support

Receive specialist business support from our team of experts at FADNE who have sector-based experience in areas such as supply chain, operations, technical, product development, marketing, communications, commercial and retail.

If you are a micro, small or medium-sized business based in the rural areas of Northumberland, Newcastle and North Tyneside then you may be eligible to qualify for this support.

Additional Business Support Available

Speaking From Experience Programme

Speaking From Experience Programme

Register your interest in this course of six weekly workshops that is specifically designed for businesses in the North East food and drink sector.

North East Business Support Fund

North East Business Support Fund

The North East Business Support Fund has been extended through to March 2023 and is now open again for Applications.

Get in touch

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


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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