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Good Food Economy – Understanding Sustainability

Good Food Economy – Understanding Sustainability

The 'Good Food Economy – understanding sustainability' campaign is an initiative supported by Sustainable Food Places delivered by Food and Drink North East in partnership with Sustainable Food City Members; Food Newcastle, Food Durham and Middlesbrough Food...

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HITS programme aims to drive business innovation

HITS programme aims to drive business innovation

FADNE has joined forces with destination specialists NewcastleGateshead Initiative and Northumberland-based business support specialists NBSL to develop and deliver a unique programme aimed at driving business innovation. Visitors come from near and far to experience...

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Business costs survey launched

Business costs survey launched

The past three years have been challenging for most food, drink and hospitality businesses across the North East of England. From the uncertainty of Brexit and the horror of a global pandemic to the climate emergency that brought us Storm Arwen, wreaking havoc across...

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Producer Pitch at Sunderland College

Producer Pitch at Sunderland College

The next in our Producer Pitch series will be on Monday 26th September and we're delighted to be working in partnership with Sunderland College. Sponsored by our fantastic strategic partners Erudus - Producer Pitch aims to link up and shorten local supply chain,...

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NEEFM website updated to be vendor-managed

NEEFM website updated to be vendor-managed

The North East of England Farmers Market website was a labour of love and was initially created to publicise and share details of regular farmers markets held across our region. FADNE took over the running the site in April 2021 and set about looking for ways to...

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