We are a not-for-profit company owned by our members. We were established in June 2011 to build on the work of both Northumbria Larder and the North East England Food and Drink Group, which was funded by One North East for four years to promote and develop the sector.
Getting North East food on North East plates and beyond is at the heart of what we do by promoting the 'buy local, use local, eat local, stay local' mantra.
We’re specialists in helping our members to identify markets and then getting their products in front of the all important buyers – be they supermarkets, independent retailers, farm shops, foodservice and catering focused businesses or shoppers seeking fresh, locally sourced produce and ingredients.
We’re the prime source of support for local food and drink businesses, working with enterprises from, initial start–up’s to expanding companies. We provide services which range from training, technical advice, help with marketing and identifying routes to market.