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

Please Register – Travel to Work Survey 2022

Please sign up to participate in the 2022 Travel To Work Survey. This is an important ‘barometer’ for the colleagues views on the ease of travelling to/from work and its…

M5 Avonmouth A4 to M5 link bridge works – closures – Tue 18th Jan to Fri 28th Jan

Location: Severn Road (A403) – see map below Works: National Highways – replace the bridge joint on the M5 Avonmouth A4 to M5 link bridge (i) Duration: 11 days Dates:…

Traffic signals on Third Way-Jubilee Way – Sunday 23rd Jan 2022

Location: Third Way with Jubilee Way Works: Wessex Water – interim to permanent reinstatement Duration: Up to 24 hours Dates: Sunday 23rd January Times: 07:00 onwards until latest of 07:00…

24 hour traffic signals on A403 Severn Road from Mon 7th to Weds 9th Feb. ’22

Location: Severn Road (A403) – see map below Works: ExxonMobil/Pipework & Welding Contracting Services Ltd – Vegetation Clearance Duration: 3 days Dates: Monday 7th until 9th February 2022 Times: 24…

Openreach work on Severn Road from 25th Jan 2022 until 2nd Feb 2022

First works – Tue. 25th Jan to Fri. 28th Jan 2022 Location: Severn Road Works: Openreach – Build a concrete chamber in carriageway..  Duration & Dates: 4 days from Tuesday…

09-01-22 – Kings Weston Lane – Road closure for dangerous pothole repairs

Location: Kings Weston Lane Works: BCC Maintenance – Repairs to dangerous potholes.    Duration & Dates: 1 day on Sunday 9th January 2022 Times: 07:30-15:00 Works Ref: UC21_496 King Weston…

Hinkley Connection Project and roadworks

Works will be starting on Severn Road/Ableton Lane in 2022 From 10 January National Grid (NG) will be starting to build a temporary access on Severn Road and then progressing…

Overnight Road Closure – 14th-15th Jan – St. Andrew’s Road – Postponed to 30th Jan. ’22

Location: St Andrew’s Road Works: Bristol City Council – Road repairs Duration: 1 day duration, overnight Dates: Sunday 30th January 2022 (20:00) until Monday 31st January 2022 (06:00) Times: 20:00…

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…

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