Bringing together businesses & community enterprises

SevernNet is a social enterprise run by and for the businesses, community and other stakeholders across the SevernNet Area (Royal Portbury Dock, Avonmouth, Severnside, Western Approach).

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Working for you

We tackle challenges, opportunities and common problems from across the area, allowing you to focus on your business.

Resolving challenges

SevernNet supports the area in reaching its full potential and in becoming an exemplar for inclusive sustainable development.

Our Services

What you get from us

SevernNet enables businesses and the community to work together; facilitating co-operation and collaboration; and supporting improvement in engagement, services and infrastructure for the common good.


We put on regular Business Breakfasts, keep an up-to-date Business Directory and provide you with resources via our newsletter, website and forums.

Circular Economy Forum

Innovation and resource exchange across the area. Developing a vision for SevernNet Area as a Circular Economy in 2050.

Economy, Employment & Skills Forum

Addressing the challenges and opportunities to get people into and thriving in work across the area. Supporting the Severn Skills Academy.


Bringing together key stakeholders and facilitating transport infrastructure and services improvements. We know how to keep the area moving.

Health & Safety

Facilitating best practice exchange and improvements across the area with our Peer to Peer Group.

Community Engagement

Linking with the local residential communities. Facilitating a shared voice between the community and business in the area.
Our Team

Meet the Core Team

SevernNet Ltd. is a not for profit company limited by guarantee. The company is governed by a Board of Directors and a part-time Coordinator

John Chaplin, SevernNet
Director & Chair

John C Chaplin BSc CEng FICE

John, a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, is The Bristol Port Company’s Director of External Affairs and Major Projects.

Kate Royston, SevernNet

Kate Royston MBA MSc

Kate began SevernNet in 2008 and passionately believes that pro-active co-operation and collaboration can deliver an area we’re all proud to be part of.


Emma Burlow

Emma is Head of Circular Economy at Resource Futures.


Peter Evans

Peter is a Transport Consultant with Peter Evans Partnership

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Richard Guyatt

Richard is a Partner with Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP


Peter Tyzack

Peter is Chair of Pilning & Severn Beach Parish Council

Sustainable Travel Officer

Sam Marsh

Sam is working to transform travel across the area to be more sustainable and active with Severn Ride & Stride


Rowena Tyzack

Rowena is running our accounts and essential back office services

Active Travel Officer – Sustrans

Alexa Bingham

Alexa works side by side with Sam encouraging Active Travel for Severn Ride & Stride

Roll up, roll up!

Our Latest News

Introducing Panattoni Park Avonmouth

Date: Thurs. November 23rd from 07:30 to 09:00.Host: PanattoniVenue: Panattoni Park Avonmouth, Severn Rd., Severn Beach. BS10 7SD Hosts Panattoni will introduce themselves, their recently completed 1.3 million sqft development…

M5 J14-J17 overnight closures from 2nd to 8th October 2023

National Highways will shortly be carrying out essential works on the M5 between junctions 14 to 17. The works are currently programmed as follows: To minimise disruption, we’ll be working…

Fuelling Our Tomorrow with Avon Lodge Truckstop … and others

Date: Thurs. Sept. 28th from 07:30 to 09:00.Host: Avon Lodge TruckstopVenue: Avon Lodge Cafe, Avon Lodge Truckstop, Third Way, Avonmouth. BS11 9YP Onroute Truckstop’s Avon Lodge invites you to join…

M5 junction 15 Almondsbury and junction 16 Patchway bridge deck refurbishment – 31 July 2023 to Summer 2024

From National Highways: The bridges on the M5 at junctions 15 and 16 (Almondsbury and Patchway) are now over 50 years old and in need of refurbishment. Waterproofing, surfacing, expansion…

Addressing inequality and enabling transformation together with Bristol North West Foodbank & St Andrew’s Church – Th. Jul 20th 07:30-09:00

Date: Thurs. July 20th from 07:30 to 09:00.Host: Bristol North West Foodbank & St Andrew’s ChurchVenue: St. Andrew’s Church,  Avonmouth Rd., Avonmouth. BS11 9EN Hosts Bristol North West Foodbank &…

Decarbonising Portbury Avonmouth Severnside – June Business Breakfast – Th. Jun 22nd 07:30

Decarbonising Portbury Avonmouth Severnside supported by a collaborative Local Industrial Decarbonisation Plan Date: Thurs. June 22nd from 07:30 to 09:00.Host: City Leap PartnershipVenue: Avonmouth Community Centre, 257 Avonmouth Rd., Avonmouth….

M4 J22 Pilning – 23A Magor essential carriageway repairs – 22nd May for 3 nights westbound; 30th May for 3 nights eastbound

Essential works to carry out carriageway patch repairs at various locations will commence on 22 May for 3 nights westbound and from 30 May for 3 nights eastbound. The work will be carried…

Hinkley Connection Project – M5 Overnight Closures starting Tues. 25th April ’23

Location: M5 between Junction 19 and 21Works: The closures are to enable the installation of  the wires on the newly constructed T-pylons next to the M5, and removal of  wires…

M4 J22 Pilning Bridge joint replacement from May 2nd to June 19th. Overnight closures Monday to Friday

Work to date has revealed more deterioration than expected and National Highways has had to revise their end date to 19 June 2023. Location: M4, J22, Pilning BridgeWorks: National Highways…

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