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

The Bristol Port Company Britain’s most centrally located deep sea port GENeco is a multi-award winning recycling and renewable energy company, committed to offering our customers innovative, cost effective and sustainable solutions. "The SevernNet area is a national hub for waste and recycling, and we have close links with a number of similar businesses that allow us to operate more efficiently" GENeco logo For more than 65 years, GEFCO has offered an extensive range of logistics services and transport solutions (road, ocean, air, rail) that guarantee competitive and operational excellence. "GEFCO recognises the strategic importance of a Geo-Gateway in the local area. Working with SevernNet will allow unity and cohesion in expanding and supporting the local community."
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Our Latest News

Travel to Work Survey 2021

The West of England Travel to Work Survey 2021 will be taking place this year  from the 8th to the 14th of March 2021. Pre-registration is now open until 1st…

M5 J19 southbound exit/entry-slip overnight closure – 16th Jan ’21

To alleviate congestion at J19 of the M5, Highways England is reconfiguring the lanes within the exit-slip and roundabout to allow traffic to flow more freely. An overnight closure of…

M5 J14 to J18 resurfacing works

We have been informed by Highways England that essential surfacing works need to be carried out on the M5 north bound between junction 18 and junction 14. Sections of the…

Jan. 21 Virtual Business Breakfast

Date: Thurs. Jan 28th from 08:00 to 09:00 Venue: Zoom Host: SevernNet Please join us to catch up after the Christmas break and discuss opportunities for the area in 2021….

Regional Recovery Plan, help for business and boosting local skills

Summary of SevernNet Business Breakfast – 26th Nov. 20 Thanks to everyone who participated. It was a very interesting and informative event and good to see the investments being made…

Avonmouth Ward C19 Task Force

Setting up a localised approach to outbreak management A message and invitation from Ami-Louise Duggan, Public Health Bristol. If you’re able to participate (details below) please email info@severnnet.org   Firstly…

It’s Road Safety Week 2020 – No Need to Speed

This is a call to action … we’re inviting you to get involved in Road Safety Week 2020 running until 22nd November . SevernNet and Severn Ride and Stride are committed…

Laying of fibre optic cable between Merebank Rd, Kings Weston Lane and Access 18 – Mon. 16th – Wed. 18th Nov.

Work will be undertaken over the three days from Mon. 16th to Wed. 18th November to lay a fibre optic cable duct from the junction of Merebank Rd and Kings…

Finalising work from water pipe burst at junction: St Andrews Road and Kings Weston Lane

A number of problems were encountered last week during the repair of the burst water pipe. The water main is still leaking under the footpath. The footpath isnt wide enough…

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