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

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Our Latest News

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…

Regenerating Avonmouth and developing the future of the South West – Apr 27th 07:30-09:00

Date: Thurs. April 27th from 07:30 to 09:00.Host: St. Modwen LogisticsVenue: Bristol Port Safety and Training Centre, St. Andrew’s House, St. Andrew’s Rd, Avonmouth. BS11 9DQ Hello Hosts St. Modwen…

Connecting low carbon energy in the South West – learn more from National grid at Feb’s Business Breakfast – Th. Feb. 23rd 07:30-09:00

Date: Thurs. February 23rd from 07:30 to 09:00.Host: National Grid – Hinkley Connection ProjectVenue: Bristol Port Safety and Training Centre, St. Andrew’s House, St. Andrew’s Rd, Avonmouth. BS11 9DQ  As…

St. Andrew’s Rd Closure this weekend (21st/22nd) from Port Roundabout to Third Way

The Works: National Grid – 400kV OHL Stringing Works for the Hinkley Point C Connection ProjectWhen: Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd January 2023Times: 08:00-17:00 dailyTraffic Management: A diversion will be in…

Join us with the Bristol Zoological Society at January’s Business Breakfast as we learn how together we can help Save Wildlife

Date: Thurs. Jan 26th from 07:30 to 09:00.Host: Bristol Zoological SocietyVenue: Hollywood Mansion House, Hollywood Estate, Hollywood Lane, BS10 7TW Bristol Zoological Society (BZS) looks forward to welcoming you to…

Nisbets hosting Business Breakfast on 24th Nov

We’re delighted that Nisbets is hosting November’s Business Breakfast at their National Catering Equipment Centre in Avonmouth. Join us for November’s Business Breakfast! Thurs. Nov. 24th from 07:30 to 09:00 …

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