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

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.

David Coombes, SevernNet
Director and Chair

David Coombes MBA FCILT FCMI

David is Managing Director of Skills for Logistics and has over 30 years’ experience in the logistics and supply chain industry.

Jane Stephenson, SevernNet
Director

Jane Stephenson

Jane is Business Development Director with Resource Futures and brings over 30 years’ experience working at a senior level in resource management.

Zoe Joyner, SevernNet
Director

Zoe Joyner

Zoe is Head of Colleague and Community Engagement at Nisbets Plc. She is passionate about people and local communities.

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.

Mike Joy, SevernNet
Director

Mike Joy

Mike is Finance Manager and Community Champion at the Warburton’s Bakery at Western Approach Industrial Park.

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

Celebrate local business and ‘Trade Local’ – Virtual Business Breakfast – Th. 24-09-20

Date: Thurs. Sept 24th from 08:00 to 09:00.Venue: Zoom – link to be sent with Joining Instructions on 23rd SeptHost:   SevernNet There are a myriad of brilliant businesses and enterprises across…

On Your Doorstep (OYD) is back

After taking a pause during Lockdown, On Your Doorstep is back. We are taking as many steps as possible to ensure that all copies of the magazine will be handled…

Active October Challenge – 1st to 31st October 2020

Travelwest’s annual challenge is back for Active October to give you and your colleagues some motivation throughout Autumn to stay active and use sustainable travel. The event will be running from…

Introducing Fowlers of Bristol (Engineers) Ltd

We are Fowlers of Bristol (Engineers) Ltd., a well established manufacturing company located in Avonmouth / Bristol with good links to the M4 and M5 motorways. As an SME, we…

New bus services from Sunday 6th September

Two new services started Sept 6th serving Severn Beach and Western Approach / Central Park.Download the poster here.Download Service 10 timetable here. Also displayed below.Download Service 12 timetable here. Also…

SevernNet Virtual Business Breakfast – Sept 2020

Thurs. 24th August 2020 from 08:00 to 09:00. To book a place please register here

Traffic Signal works on St Andrews Rd with Kings Weston Lane – Weds 12th Aug overnight

Bristol City Council’s traffic signal maintenance contractor will be completing repairs to the traffic signal detection overnight from 19:00 on Weds.12th August to 07:00 on Thurs. 13th August 2020.It is…

Please don’t park on the pavements and cycle paths

This is an appeal for courtesy towards Active Travellers – pedestrians and cyclists. Active Travel is an important way for many of our colleagues to get to work across Portbury,…

Bristol City Councils zero emission freight consolidation grant application closing 19th Aug 2020 

In February 2020, the application process began for a £100k grant from Go Ultra Low West, a £7m transport project that provides the infrastructure for large scale conversion to electric…

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