Making a difference
At FADNE we pride ourselves on getting things done. We network, lobby and cajole and collaborate with major stakeholders locally and nationally to ensure the voice and interests the North East food, drink and hospitality sector is heard and acted upon. Here are some of the things we’ve been up to lately.
Using data from our Local Heroes virtual market initiative, the National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise has created an insightful and important research report that discusses how we can improve the operational efficiency of food hubs and cut down transport-related carbon emissions.
Unique pop-up market at Fenwick Food Hall in Newcastle to celebrate local, new and emerging food brands
From Thursday 10th August – Friday 11th August, the Food Hall at Fenwick, Newcastle will be transformed into a Local Heroes Pop-up Market to showcase exciting food and drink brands from regional food entrepreneurs and producers.
As the HITS seminar series comes to a close we invite you to a special event that will share and celebrate the learnings and achievements of people and businesses participating in the HITS programme.
An Independent Review into Labour Shortages in the Food Supply Chain commissioned by Defra has been released
The objective of the review is to provide industry and government with recommendations to consider the roles of automation, domestic employment and migration routes to mitigate and reverse labour shortage trends in the food supply chain.
Kitchen Nightmares, a Staffing Crisis in Hospitality, Food and Drink Stepping Up Careers in the Industry
The North of Tyne Combined Authority is championing the transition to better work with its Good Work Pledge.
HITS Expo 2023 saw a culmination of inspiring conversation, industry insights, a focus on skills and innovation and the elevation of businesses from across the North of Tyne and beyond.
Bind, Newcastle’s not-for-profit food waste hub, is holding an event to talk about its Newcastle’s food redistribution app which recently launched.
The annual NECTA North East Chef of the Year competition took place at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Newcastle on Thursday 4th May 2023, where five professional chefs battled it out for a chance to be declared the 2023 winner.
The first Good Work Pledge business event aims to inspire, share and communicate the possibilities for growth where businesses adopt good work best practices.
Throughout this month, a selection of incredible small and micro food and drink businesses in the North East have been participating in the Beyond The Kitchen Table Programme
We sat down with Ian to talk about why he joined the FADNE board of directors, the challenges that the food and drink industry faces at this time, and why FADNE is uniquely positioned to be the voice of the industry in the North East.
HITSExpo is a vibrant two-day event that will take place from Wednesday 3rd – Thursday 4th May 2023 celebrating excellence within hospitality, innovation, tourism and supply from across the North of Tyne.