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.
Harlands partnership makes accounting more accessible to North East food and drink businesses
FADNE and Harlands have worked closely together over the last 18 months, and are now thrilled to announce a strategic partnership that will allow associate and partner members of FADNE’s Community to access an exclusive range of resources provided by Harlands.
FADNE and FDF collaboration to benefit of food and drink businesses across the North East
Food and drink businesses within the North East can access FDF expertise, guidance and resources through an important strategic partnership between the FDF and Food and Drink North East as part of the FADNE Community.
North East Producers Recognised as the Cream of the Crop at Great Taste Awards 2021
The Great Taste Awards 2021 results are in, with many of the North East’s finest local producers awarded stars for their products.
FADNE launches ambitious membership initiative
A new, engaged membership network where business owners, thought leaders and sector specialists across the North East can connect and collaborate with others across the region’s food, drink and hospitality industry.
Find Food and Drink North East at the Fine Food Show North in October
Food and Drink North East will be participating at its first exhibition at the Fine Food Show North in Harrogate from 17th-18th October, which will reunite the industry and give visitors the opportunity to rediscover food and drink face-to-face once again.
FADNE team up with food data experts Erudus
Food and Drink North East (FADNE) has formed an exciting new partnership with fellow North East-based company Erudus, a market leading source of accurate allergy, nutritional and technical product data, populated by food producers and manufacturers from across the food and drink industry.
Young traders take to the Grainger Market in Newcastle for a special Welly to Belly Schools Market Day
After a lot of digging, planting and growing, it’s time for young students across three Newcastle-based schools to harvest their school-grown produce and set up a market stall at the Grainger Market in Newcastle city centre as part of the Welly to Belly Project by Food and Drink North East and School Food Matters.
Heroes of Net Zero Competition
The UK government’s Together for Our Planet campaign has teamed up with BT, NatWest and SSE to launch the Heroes of Net Zero competition to find the UK’s best small businesses taking innovative steps to cut greenhouse gas emissions, with an exclusive prize package worth £4,500 up for grabs.
Three Live Webinar Events by FADNE and the Arete Group
Join Chris Jewitt and Heidi Dugan of the Arete Group as they help you unlock your business potential in one of the largest markets in the world with our FREE three-part webinar series. Ideal for UK-based companies, large or small, looking to expand their business in China.
Event to help food and drink businesses move towards sustainable delivery
Food and drink businesses are being invited to an interactive Zoom event to help them realise their full net-zero potential and move towards sustainable delivery.
‘Welly to Belly’ School Food Matters Project
We’re delighted to be running the ‘Welly to Belly’ North East pilot initiative of a national School Food Matters project to teach children about food and to improve children’s access to healthy, sustainable food during their time at school.
FADNE launches a strategic partnership with Arete Group
By partnering with the Arete Group, who work with multinational brands and companies to successfully launch and grow businesses in China, this strategic alliance offers a more accessible route to UK brands to reach greater heights in the China market.