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.
Unprecedented attendance at hospitality industry expo
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.
Newcastle Food Redistribution Network Event
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.
North East Chef of the Year 2023 winner crowned at the prestigious NECTA annual event
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.
Book Now to Attend the First Good Work Pledge Business Event
The first Good Work Pledge business event aims to inspire, share and communicate the possibilities for growth where businesses adopt good work best practices.
Local Producers Get Ready to Pitch to Buyers at HITS Expo
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
In Conversation with Ian Wright
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.
Join us at the HITS Expo 2023
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.
Opportunity to Research the Potential for Rural Cargo Buses
Applications are invited for a PhD Fellowship to investigate the potential for rural buses to carry cargo alongside passengers.
Register now for the National Food and Drink Summit
Join Food and Drink North East (FADNE) and the National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise (NICRE) at an event for food and drink SMEs across England to network, share best practice, and explore opportunities for business growth.
Your Invitation to Timeout Tuesday on 7th March
Our successful Timeout Tuesday series comes to you in person in March as we give you the chance to hear about current trends and opportunities within the sector, meet the speakers from our webinar series and network with your peers from across the region.
Supporting a Sustainable Future for Agriculture survey
Food producers and businesses in the agricultural sector within the North of Tyne area are being urged to take part in a survey to ensure that the people who grow our food are valued and supported so that we can work with nature to address the climate crisis.
Monthly Drop Ins Across The North East
For 2023, FADNE Founder Chris Jewitt has released a calendar of monthly Drop Ins, at a different location across the region every month, to engage with local food and drink businesses.