Brand new series of workshops to launch in early 2021

Dec 11, 2020

We know there’s a lot going on right now that’s impacting your business: COVID-19 and Brexit, just to name a few.

But we’ve brought in the experts and we’re here to help.

Specifically designed for the North East food and drink sector, sink your teeth into a feast of workshops and training resources that will give you the confidence to plan ahead for the future.

In close partnership with North of Tyne Combined Authority and NBSL, we’re excited to be launching our Speaking From Experience programme in early 2021, featuring a jam-packed schedule of speakers, specialists and food entrepreneurs who will provide you with everything you need to get your business back on its feet and embrace the future with confidence.

From financial planning and COVID-19 risk assessments to digital and e-commerce know-how — there will be plenty of food for thought.

Workshops may be delivered face-to-face and in a COVID-19 safe environment at our HQ at The Beacon (Westgate Road, Newcastle), as well as digitally across a virtual events platform.

This workshop series is fully funded thanks to our partners and collaborators, the North of Tyne Combined Authority and NBSL.  Places are limited so click here to sign up to register your interest now.

A full programme schedule will be released soon.

Join the FADNE network!

With over 600 individuals and businesses already involved, the FADNE network is a body of like-minded people who want to build the North East’s reputation as a flourishing food and drink destination.

Add your voice to ours and together we can make our work more effective and achieve the positive change our region needs.

Fill in your details via our sign up form and we will keep in touch with you via our newsletter to let you know of the latest industry news, business support and funding opportunities, issues and projects we want you to be involved in, and upcoming events and workshops that are tailored for the North East food and drink sector.

Get in touch

Food and Drink North East
The Beacon
Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE4 9PQ 


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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