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

Trade Local Day – Wed. 15th June – Join Us

Weds. June 15th from 11:00 to 13:30 including buffet lunch Venue: PBA Club, Nibley Road, Shirehampton, Bristol, BS11 9XW Organised by: SevernNet, supposted by NEBES Join us at the PBA Club…

SevernNet Transport Forum – Weds 18th May 2022 – 11:00-13:00

Our next Forum will be held on 18th May 2022 at 11:00. This will be a virtual form via Zoom. If you would like to attend please register using this…

5G Logistics project trials in Avonmouth

In May, an innovative 5G project is trialling game-changing wireless connectivity for improved logistics efficiency, new services and traffic management.The 5G Logistics testbed at the Avonmouth Bristol Port dock and…

Helping to Bring Jobs and Work to Life at April’s Business Breakfast

Date:   Thurs. Apr 28th from 07:30 to 09:00.Venue and Host: Shirehampton JTE Hub at Shirehampton Methodist Church, Penpole Avenue, Shirehampton, Bristol, BS11 0DY Please join us at Shire JTE Hub…

A warm welcome from Avon Lodge Truckstop

Date: Thurs. Mar 24th from 07:30 to 09:00.Venue and Host: Avon Lodge Truckstop Please join us at Avon Lodge Truckstop for March’s Business Breakfast on Thurs. Mar 24th 2022 from…

Please be aware – Weather Warning for this Friday 18th February 2022

Major winter storm to coincide with high spring tides. Currently Amber warning has been issued but it is at the top end of high impacts. Potential for a Red Warning…

Avonmouth Community Centre Renovations Unwrapped!

Please join us at Avonmouth Community Centre for February’s Business Breakfast on Thurs. Feb 17th 2022 from 07:30 to 09:00. We’ll be discussing plans for a Supply Chain Matching service…

We Are England – The Night Shift: Down at the Docks – Bristol

On Wednesday night (2nd Feb 2022) this week the BBC aired a half hour programme featuring four employees of the Bristol Port Company on the night shift. It was a…

Railway upgrades on Severn Beach Line from 19th to 27th February 22. Replacement bus service in operation.

During the February half term, from Saturday 19 – Sunday 27 February, Network Rail will be:  renewing track and signalling equipment on the Filton relief lines between Stapleton Road and…

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