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

Welcoming 2022 with Jan’s Business Breakfast at Avonmouth Community Centre

At January’s Business Breakfast we’re welcoming the New Year and checking out the facilities at the refurbished Avonmouth Community Centre Date: Thurs. Jan 27th from 07:30 to 09:00  Venue and…

November ’21’s Business Breakfast celebrated local enterprise

Many thanks to everyone who attended and contributed to the success of the November Business Breakfast. In particular: Kurtis and Phil at Severnside Fitness Hub for hosting  – it was…

December Skills Forum – Th. Dec 16th 09:30-11:30

If you’d like an opportunity to share and discuss the current situation with skills recruitment and retention across the area please join us: Date: Th. Dec 16thTime: 09:30-11:30Online: via Zoom/TeamsBooking:…

BCC Patching – Severn Rd / Chittening Rd Jnt – 02/12/21 – 1 day

BCC Patching Works – 3/12/21 – 1 day – Severn Road

Dynniq-BCC signals repair on jnt. of KWL and SAR – 01/12/21 for a few hours in evening

Location St Andrew’s Road & Kings Weston Lane Works Dynniq – BCC Traffic Signals – Repairs to the traffic signals detection in the carriageway  Duration 1 day Dates The evening…

Openreach Roadworks on Kings Weston Lane – 6/12/21 for 3 days

Location Kings Weston Lane near Merebank Road Works Openreach – install 35m of poly duct and chambers Duration 3 days Dates 09:30 on Mon 6/12/21 until 15:30 on 8/12/21 Times…

Openreach – Engineer Safety – Smoke Lane – Th 18th Nov. 21

Works: Openreach – Reason for works – Safety for Engineer to work in Underground structureLocation: Smoke LaneDuration & Dates: 1 day, Thursday 18th November 2021Times: 09:30-15:30Works Ref: TW21_478 Smoke Lane…

BCC Maintenance – patching works – St. Andrew’s Road with Kings Weston Lane – 23-25 Nov 21

Location: St Andrew’s Road with Kings Weston LaneWorks: BCC Maintenance – patching works Duration & Dates: 3 days from 23rd to 25th NovemberTimes: 24/7Works Ref: PS21_402 St Andrews Road_Kings Weston LaneTM…

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