An Open Letter

An Open Letter

Hello, My name is Jessie Jacobs and I am a Director at Food & Drink North East (FADNE). I am a social entrepreneur with eighteen years experience in charity leadership, local and national campaigns and a former senior parliamentary researcher. I am also, Tees...

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COVID-19 – Producers come together to support the sector

COVID-19 – Producers come together to support the sector

A North East Food and Drink group is launching a delivery service in an attempt to keep members afloat and get good food to people in the region. A virtual market to promote, sell and deliver high-quality local North East food and drink during the coronavirus lockdown...

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FADNE launches with high profile visit from DEFRA

FADNE launches with high profile visit from DEFRA

The North East’s food and drink community played a crucial role in an important visit last week, when it hosted the Defra team leading Government’s first in-depth review of the UK’s food system in 75 years.  Coordinated by the newly-launched Food and Drink North...

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Currently, Food and Drink North East is entirely self-funded and resourced  on the goodwill of our Board and partners.

FADNE is about ownership NOT membership. A thriving community of individuals, businesses and organisations working towards the same vision.

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Food and Drink North East
c/o Studio 6, The Kiln,
Hoults Yard,
Hoults Estate,
Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 1AB

T: 0191 224 8919

About us

Food and Drink North East is a community interest company (CIC). We aim to build a vibrant and engaged community that champions positive trade, promotes a sustainable circular economy and acts as a collective and inclusive voice for the region’s food and drink sector. Focussed on four strategic areas, our objective is to grow the sector’s contribution to the regional economy to 10% gross added value (GVA) by 2025.

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