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.

Networking

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.

Transport

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
Director

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.

Director

Emma Burlow

Emma is Head of Circular Economy at Resource Futures.

Director

Peter Evans

Peter is a Transport Consultant with Peter Evans Partnership

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Director

Richard Guyatt

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

Director

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

Administrator

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

West of England CA Mayor Dan Norris guest at September Business Breakfast

Please join us and our guest Dan Norris, West of England Combined Authority Mayor, at our Business Breakfast on Th. Sept. 23rd from 08:00-09:00. Please register here.

Economic Recovery & Renewal across Portbury Avonmouth Severnside

July Business Breakfast – Thurs. Jul. 22nd 2021 from 08:00 to 09:00. We were delighted to be joined by Stephen Peacock. Stephen is an Executive Director at Bristol City Council…

Apprentice and Skills News

One of the best business decisions I have made in recent years was to hire an apprentice.Weston College: “We’re seeing increased demand from employers looking to build their team for…

Workforce for the Future

Get support from the West of England Combined Authority’s expert partners to ensure your business can identify ongoing skills needs, unlock opportunities, drive change and invest in your current and future workforce.  Workforce for the…

BT fibre installation work at corner of Kings Weston Lane and Merebank Road on Tues 27th July for 3 days

Works:   BT- installation of fibre cable in to an existing BT duct. Location:  Kings Weston Lane & Merebank Road junction Duration & Dates:  3 days from Tuesday 27th – Thursday…

GWR Reduction in services due to staff shortages

From GWR …From Monday 26th July, our Bristol to Weston services will be cancelled on weekdays and Saturdays. We will be putting in additional stops on our local services to…

NHS Avonmouth Vaccination Clinic

The NHS Avonmouth Vaccination Clinic is sited at Evans House on Third Way, BS11 9YL. Find out more below. We are using a local online booking system for appointments rather…

Bristol Rail Regeneration Programme and disruption impacts July to Sept 2021

Major railway upgrade work will be taking place in the Bristol area over the eight weeks from Saturday 10 July – Friday 3 September. The first phase will be running…

Travel & Transport at June’s Business Breakfast – Th. Jun 24th 08-09

Date:Thurs. Jun. 24th from 08:00 to 09:00.Venue: Zoom – link to be sent with Joining Instructions on 23rd June.Host:   SevernNet Getting into, around and out of Portbury Avonmouth Severnside continues to…

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