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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With effect from 1st May, North East England Farmers Markets (NEEFM) will come under the umbrella of FADNE who will manage its website and social media channels, as well as continuing to support the market operators’ network.
Food and Drink North East (FADNE) has partnered with The Beacon business centre to create a hub for the North East food and drink sectorby providing workspace, training business support, technical advice, as well as targeted events and networking opportunities for businesses large and small across the industry.
We are partnering with Too Good To Go and Newcastle Gateshead Initiative for a Citylife Business Support webinar on Thursday 18th March at 11am that will introduce you to the Too Good To Go platform and how you can use it protect both the environment and your profit.
FADNE will work as a NICRE Innovation Associate alongside Newcastle University, to co-design and deliver a programme of enterprise and innovation pump priming activities around digital transformation and low carbon logistics in the food and drink sector.
FADNE has collaborated with the North East Local Enterprise Partnership to provide data and intelligence for the industry report on the impact of COVID-19 on the North East food and drink sector, which is now available online to read and download.