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

Roll up, roll up!

Our Latest News

Local Partnership Opportunities

Date: Thurs. May 23rd from 07:30 to 09:00.Host: Severnside Events with Severn Beach Village Hall and SevernNetVenue: Severn Beach Village Hall, Ableton Lane, Severn Beach. BS35 4PP May’s Business Breakfast is…

Local Industrial Decarbonisation Plan for West of England Industrial Cluster

A number of partners have come together to form a partnership to work collaboratively with businesses and the community to develop a local industrial decarbonisation plan (LIDP) for the West…

Free business support to help your business survive, thrive and grow

Date: Thurs. April 25th from 07:30 to 09:00.Host: Bristol City Council with West of England Combined AuthorityVenue: Shirehampton JTE Hub, High Street., Shirehampton. BS11 0DE April’s Business Breakfast presents opportunities…

Scooters and bikes as Sustainable Transport Options & Renewable Energy Opportunities

Date: Thurs. March 28th from 07:30 to 09:00.Host: SevernNet with TIER and Ameresco / City LeapVenue: St. Andrew’s House, St. Andrew’s Rd, Avonmouth. BS11 9DJ Thanks to everyone who joined…

Get stuck in with industrial decarbonisation

Date: Thurs. February 22nd from 07:30 to 09:00.Host: SevernNetVenue: St. Andrew’s House, St. Andrew’s Rd, Avonmouth. BS11 9DJ February’s Business Breakfast found us back in the Presentation Suite at St….

SevernNet is recruiting an Industrial Decarbonisation Circular Economy Facilitator

We’re inviting applications from suitable candidates to join us on our Industrial Decarbonisation planning programme through 2024. SevernNet is a member of a group of stakeholders who have come together…

Works to repair sections of A403 between Ironchurch Road and Kings Weston Lane – starting Th. 8th February

Bristol City Council, through its contractors ETM, is undertaking repair works to improve sections of the A403 between Ironchurch Rd and Kings Weston Lane.This is much needed work, as I’m…

Making Asphalt Sustainable – January’s Business Breakfast

Date: Thurs. January 25th from 07:30 to 09:00.Host: John WainwrightVenue: Avonmouth Community Centre, 257 Avonmouth Rd, Avonmouth. BS11 9EN John Wainwright is an end-to-end supplier of premium aggregate, asphalt and…

Local Plan Consultations open now

All three of our local authorities across Portbury Avonmouth Severnside have Local Plans out for consultation at the moment. These plans have a significant influence on what is able to…

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