Food and Drink North East
Food and Drink North East (FADNE) a community interest company (CIC) made up of local business owners and experts who understand the challenges the food, drink and hospitality sectors face and are working together to solve them.
We’re not a fish – we’re the pond. A network that connects, enables and encourages collaboration across the region. Our aim is to build the North East’s reputation as a flourishing food and drink destination with local heritage, sustainability, innovation and community at its heart.
The National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise
The National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise (NICRE) exists to foster rural enterprise. It aims to unlock the potential in the UK’s rural economies. We focus on three interconnecting activities.
- We fill gaps in our current knowledge of rural enterprise and innovation. We achieve this by undertaking and commissioning new research.
- We develop practical solutions with businesses, rural communities and economic development agencies. They show new approaches to rural innovation that we can scale up to solve problems and realise new opportunities.
- We provide evidence to influence better policy and support for rural businesses.