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.

Popular Sunniside Market a Highlight of the Foodie Calendar in Sunderland

Popular Sunniside Market a Highlight of the Foodie Calendar in Sunderland

“Our North East towns and cities deserve vibrant spaces that celebrate our local food identity, support local businesses and create a culture of entrepreneurship. Local, community food and drink markets are the perfect platform to achieve these things so it’s incredible to see our Sunniside Food Market grow from strength to strength.”

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Great Taste Bursary 2024

Great Taste Bursary 2024

Following a successful inaugural year, the Great Taste Bursary scheme will return in 2024 to offer 50 micro producers the chance to put one new product in front of the panel of judges for FREE.

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Celebrating the success and continuing legacy of the HITS Programme

Celebrating the success and continuing legacy of the HITS Programme

As the 18-month long Hospitality, Innovation, Tourism Supply (HITS) Programme comes to a close, Food and Drink North East looks at what was accomplished by the participating people and businesses, as well as how the legacy of the programme will live on through resources created for the North East food, drink, hospitality and tourism industries.

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