FADNE announce strategic partnership with Harlands Accountants

Apr 1, 2020

Food and Drink North East has added Harlands Accountants to its growing network of strategic partners in an effort to provide quick access to the best possible professional advice for food and drink businesses in the region.

Commenting on the alliance, Chris Jewitt, FADNE’s Founder and CEO said, “As a community interest company our priority is to help create a world-renowned food and drink sector that is financially buoyant and an attractive place for investors and employers. The current COVID-19 crisis has shown how important it is for SMEs to make robust financial plans and to get the best people possible to help navigate financial regulatory systems. In both the short- and longer-term, we want to ensure companies are getting the best advice when it comes to accounting, finance and funding, and Harlands Accountants already have a proven track record of providing informed, specialist services to food and drink businesses, counting many of the region’s most successful brands within their portfolio. As well as one-to-one advice, we are working together on a host of high-quality, free-to-access content and events. I’m really excited to be working with Harlands and look forward to seeing how our joined-up approach will help businesses thrive for years to come.”

Teaming up to provide bespoke events, advice and industry insights, FADNE and Harlands will work together to help companies in the sector to grow and develop their business models sustainably.

Harlands Accountants in-house Food & Drink Specialist, David Cudlip added, “When we heard about the launch of FADNE, we jumped at the chance to chat to them and when they started sharing the vision for the region we knew it was going to be a great partnership. One of our core objectives is to grow GVA across the UK and this fits perfectly with the aims of FADNE. We are very excited about working together with a mutual vision and in these challenging times I am sure we can help businesses survive and thrive!

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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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