Register a place on the July 2024 Speaking From Experience programme

Jun 19, 2024

Food and Drink North East is delighted to be partnering with NBSL to deliver a fully-funded individual skills programme for the food and drink sector in the North of Tyne region.

Delivered as part of the wider ranging Better Business Skills programme, the Speaking From Experience programme will take 10-20 learners from across the food and drink sector in the North of Tyne region and help them to grow and develop the following skill sets:

Financial management skills:
🔸 Forecasting and modelling
🔸 Product costing
🔸 Driving profitability

Marketing skills:
🔹 Brand development and positioning
🔹 Digital marketing and social media
🔹 Telling your story – preparing to sell into retail

Business resilience and planning skills:
🔸 Building business resilience post-Covid
🔸 Planning with purpose – staying agile
🔸 Identifying, managing and reducing risk in food and drink.

Programme Details

The Speaking From Experience programme will take place throughout July 2024, and will kick off with a short introduction session to the programme in the first week of July with the FADNE team via Zoom.

Participants will then choose a minimum of 3 online learning modules to complete using our Uskillet online platform, which can be completed in your own time at home.

The programme will then end with a wrap-up session with the FADNE team on Zoom, with participants able to access a further two hours of 1:1 support to discuss their business needs in more depth.


Additional Information

  • The dates of the short introduction and wrap-up sessions via Zoom will be arranged around the availability of the participants who sign up to the programme.
  • The programme will take around 5-6 hours to complete in total, with an additional 2 hours of 1:1 support available afterwards.
  • The programme is fully funded and there is no cost to the learner.



More than one person from any business may join the programme. All learners must live within the North of Tyne region to be eligible. Eligibility will be confirmed by NBSL.

Next Steps

If you would like to officially register a place on this fully-funded programme and are happy for us to refer you to NBSL to confirm your eligibility, please fill out our online form here.