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Sodbury and Yate Business Association

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Sodbury and Yate Business Association logo created by Mark Reynolds and Fraser Moore

How to contact SYBA

If you run a local business and would like to benefit from being part of the Association, please get in touch with Secretary Rebecca Adams on .

We are delighted to welcome new or prospective members along to our meetings. We usually meet on the second Monday of each month 5.30-7pm.

Please visit our website www.sodburyandyate.biz or our facebook page www.facebook.com/SodburyandYateBusinessAssociation for further information.

Doing business during Covid-19:

Chipping Sodbury and Yate's businesses are all still here working as hard as we can to support our local community, in the hope they will do the same.

Click here to see what SYBA Members can do for you during this crisis.

Latest News

Yate Window Advent Calendar

Yate Window Advent Calendar

Households or businesses can sign up to be part of the Yate Window Advent Calendar, they will then be assigned a date in December to create or open their window display.

Each day in December the location of that day's window will be announced for people to go and visit. The windows will remain decorated for the rest of the festive period.

Prizes available for best window. FREE to take part and FREE to go and visit.

Window announcements will be made daily on the Facebook event page, paper route maps available on request.

Sign up by 27th November to take part in the display. Contact Alex: or Katie: .

Positive Signs Amid Second Lockdown

With the second lockdown now underway, there is a clearer picture of what is happening at Yate Shopping Centre and the good news is that more tenants are able to continue operating under the Government’s guidelines during this lockdown than that earlier in the year.


In all, 36 units are remaining open with a further eight operating click & collect services and two stall holders maintaining their services.

Reflecting on this increased activity, Andrew Lowrey, Yate Shopping Centre Manager, said: “The Government’s latest guidelines give more flexibility for businesses to remain open this time round than earlier in the year when only 18 shops remained open.

“We are adhering strictly to the Government guidelines and will be monitoring for any changes in guidance issued by the Government whilst working closely with our tenants.

“It is obvious that shoppers were becoming accustomed to the changing shopping habits as, interestingly, Wednesday’s footfall was up 4% year-on-year, the first year-on-year increase since March, albeit on the eve of another lockdown.

“These are still going to be challenging times for traders, whether national high street chains or independents, but the very fact that we are able to keep so many shops open is a big boost to the Centre. It will give good momentum as we go into the Christmas period when we come out of lockdown in early December.

“We have to stay positive and support each other through these difficult times. Our Security and Management Teams will be out and about in the Centre over the next few weeks to help any shoppers and deal with queries. We appreciate the co-operation that visitors have been showing during recent months since special measures were introduced. We would like to also remind customers that the current message is to stay at home and to only visit the Centre for essential purposes.”

Yate Shopping Centre is asset managed by Ellandi and the property management is headed by Cushman & Wakefield. Savills act as the centre’s letting agents.

The full list of tenants staying open is: Job Centre - Nandos (Takeaway) - Miss Millie's (Takeaway) - Esquires (Takeaway) - Barclays - Poundland - Dominos - Home Bargains - Natwest - Merediths - Iceland - Helping Hands - Boots - Yate Chiropractic - Specsavers - Halfords - HSBC - Boots Opticians - Nationwide - Grape Tree - Timpson - Halifax - Lloyds Bank - Costa (Takeaway) - M&S Simply Food - Holland & Barrett - Pets AT Home - Armstrong & North - Savers - Superdrug - Greggs - Post Office - Cheques & Change - Yate Dental Surgery - McDonalds (Takeaway & drive thru) - Rymans

• Argos, Entertainer, Next, Fragrance Shop, Vapour Hut, Phone Junkies, The Works & CEX are all operating Click & Collect services

• Two stall holders will also remain trading during lockdown: Jimmy Deans fruit and Veg and Mark’s Mobile Butchers trading as normal Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

A Fresh New Look for Stanshawe Service Station

Not only can you fill up your car at Stanshawe Service Station's petrol pumps, you can also fill up your stomach, storecupboard and freezer from the wide range of food and drink products in their Spar convenience store.

They've been busy recently refitting shelves and freezers to give the store a fresh new look.

Here are a few photos of how the store looked before the refit:


... and here's how it looks now, with units rearranged to help you find what you're looking for quickly and easily.


Click here to find out more about Stanshawe Service Station, and visit their new Facebook page for the latest news and offers.

What is SYBA?

Sodbury and Yate Business Association

Our aims are to:

  • Promote your business
  • Grow your business
  • Network
  • Socialise
  • Help the Community

Sodbury and Yate Business Association is a not-for-profit organisation that was established in 2009 to provide a support network for businesses in the area.

It is run by small business owners within Chipping Sodbury and Yate who have the same shared experiences of starting up and running their own business.

With a strong commitment to social responsibility and supporting the local community the Association is partnered with local councils and charitable organisations and makes an annual donation to a local charity.

Photos on this page are kindly provided by RichMcD Photography. Logos graphic kindly provided by Clever HR.

SYBA Members:

Cromhall Media Ltd
The Boundary
Red Door Coaching and Training

Cromhall Media Ltd

An established online platform for business advertising, attracting new clients to local products and services. Our websites are packed with up-to-date information about what's happening in key areas of South Gloucestershire. Find details of events, organisations and businesses, plus offers, competitions and a monthly newsletter.

Our portfolio comprises: MyThornbury.co.uk, MyYate.co.uk, MySodbury.co.uk and Cromhall.com.


GR Autoservices

We are staying open during the lockdown so you can continue to get all your servicing, repairs and MOTs!


GR Autos is a family-run garage that has been operating for 30 years, offering servicing, repairs and MOTs to cars and vans up to 3.5 tonnes. We also carry out Forte DPF cleaning.

We put a strong emphasis on customer service - be that working to a tight schedule, making arrangements to keep you mobile while your car is with us or picking up stranded vehicles.

We are members of the Good Garage Scheme and Trust My Garage - independently verified reviews can be found on their websites. We have also been given the ARI Fleet Masterserve award for over 15 years of exceptional service to the Masterserve network.

Click here to watch a short video about us!

24-27 North Road, Yate BS37 7PA
Tel: 01454 320196
Fax: 01454 324635

Red Door Coaching and Training Ltd.

We are training professionals with a passion for developing people through bespoke training, coaching & facilitation. Covid-19 may mean we have to deliver our training differently, but as always we provide our customers with excellent service.

We offer a wide range of leadership training, customer service training, coaching, facilitation and outplacement solutions. Share your business challenges with us so that we understand what you want to achieve. We can then use our experience and expertise and consider your budget and time restraints to recommend a realistic bespoke training solution... and then we make it happen.

We have over 20 years of experience of successfully developing people at all levels in businesses and not-for-profit organisations of all sizes. We work with businesses both local, national and with individuals. Recently we have enjoyed working with Wotton Farm Shop and Clarence’s, Hobbs House Bakery, ten Universities (including Bristol, Bath, Cardiff and UWE), Bristol Airport, an engineering company, NHS and South Gloucestershire Council to name but a few. We have also supported a number of individuals who are looking for a change in career direction or are interested in setting up their own business. Please get in touch to see how we can help you, we will always say ‘yes’ if we know we can do it well.

Find out more on Facebook or Twitter, on 01454 881954 or by clicking below.

Holly House, Horseshoe Lane, Chipping Sodbury BS37 6ES
Tel: 07971 426662

RichMcD - Professional Photographer

A professional photographer for over a decade, RichMcD specialises in commercial work, portraits, weddings and photography tutorials.

RichMcD documents local life through his camera lens, creating a vast legacy of images for us all to enjoy, now and in the future. He also eats lots of ice-creams!

If you'd like to get in touch with Rich, click below to visit his website or check out his facebook page.

Tel: 07768 033097

The Boundary Magazine - ANG Magazines Ltd

We will be carrying on with printed magazine as normal, the deadline for bookings and community news is 10th December for January issue.


The Boundary Magazine, established in 2008, is published monthly and distributed free to over 8,500 homes and businesses in Chipping Sodbury, Yate and Villages in BS37.
It is also available in local Libraries, at selected local shops, pubs and cafes, and a full copy is posted on our website.
If you are a business owner the Boundary is a great way to reach local customers, please contact us for our latest 'introductory offers'!

PO Box 1189, Coalpit Heath BS36 9AA
Tel: 01454 774061

The Old Rectory Clinic

The second national lockdown begins on Thursday 5th November until Wednesday 2nd December 2020. During this time the therapists of The Old Rectory Clinic will continue to care for your mental, emotional and physical health. Following government guidelines and advice from Public Health England we will continue to see our clients and patients face to face within the clinic building (or online if preferred).

We will continue to monitor government guidelines to see how we can best support our clients and patients. If you have any concerns about your booked appointment please contact your therapist directly for support.


The Old Rectory Clinic is a Wellbeing Clinic situated in a large Georgian Grade II listed building in the conservation village of Iron Acton. The clinic works with adults, children and babies with a focus on physical, mental or emotional wellbeing issues. The clinic has a wonderful variety of highly qualified and experienced therapists who all abide by a strict code of conduct and ethics. The clinic’s ethos is to provide the very highest quality of care in a warm, welcoming and professional environment.

The clinic also offers a wide selection of classes in a comfortable, safe space in which to explore the body and mind. These include Yoga, Pilates, Meditation, Mindfulness, Baby Massage and Sound Therapy. Classes are small and offer a tailored approach for all ages and abilities, daytime or evening.

The clinic is always on the lookout for practitioners and therapists to rent rooms and build their private practice within a thriving, professional space. The clinic has four sound proofed therapy rooms with natural light, all decorated and equipped to a very high specification, a large meeting/training room and a welcoming and calming waiting room for clients. There is extensive free onsite parking, and large beautiful grounds which can be accessed by clients and therapists.

High Street, Iron Acton BS37 9UQ
Tel: 01454 228925

Wards Solicitors LLP

Wards Solicitors remains very much open for business despite the new restrictions. We are still able to take on new cases.

However, we are no longer able to arrange face to face meetings with clients except in a very few individual and emergency cases. The doors to our offices are locked in accordance with government advice. We are however available for video call and telephone meetings.

If you have documents for us, including for ID certification, please deliver them to our letterbox at the office handling your case.


At the heart of the Yate community, Wards Solicitors LLP has a long and established reputation for providing specialist legal advice to both local businesses and individuals. With expertise in a wide range of fields – including Wills and probate, Family Law and Divorce, Conveyancing, Accident and Injury and Medical Negligence claims as well as Business Disputes, Commercial and Corporate services and Commercial Property – it also has another 10 offices across the region so wherever you live and work, we have the best person to meet your needs close at hand.

For a full list of the legal services that we can provide please visit our website or call in at your local office.

19 West Walk, Yate Shopping Centre, Yate BS37 4AX
Tel: 01454 316789

Yate Shopping Centre

With the second lockdown now underway, there is a clearer picture of what is happening at Yate Shopping Centre and the good news is that more tenants are able to continue operating under the Government’s guidelines during this lockdown than that earlier in the year.


Shopping at Yate is easy and convenient, a perfect location for all your shopping, dining and entertainment.
With over 100 shops to choose from, ranging from High Street stores to supermarkets and many smaller independents, Yate offers great variety with something for everyone, and now has a 6 screen cinema and a choice of restaurants.
The security team, CCTV and traffic-free walkways make Yate a safer place for parents shopping with children, whilst the walkways are covered so you'll stay dry even on the wettest of days. It's all on one level, so Yate is ideal for families with prams and pushchairs, the elderly and the disabled.

Yate BS37 4AP
Tel: 01454 318554

ADE Electrical

18 Elmgrove Drive, Yate BS37 5BA
Tel: 07790 034457

Adorno Companions

49 Grace Close, Chipping Sodbury BS37 6ND
Tel: 07988 700115

Apollo Health Therapy

To ensure the safety of clients and staff, PPE has been implemented with all covid precautions being taken and covid risk assessments forms must be completed.

Mobile service in Yate and surrounding areas
Tel: 07395 528429

Bevan Evemy Solicitors

Direct, expert legal advice just how & where you want it.

We will be working throughout the lockdown but our offices will not be open to the public.
All of our meetings and appointments will be by telephone or zoom only.
We are still offering our free 30 minute initial consultations so everything is running as normal, just no face to face meetings.

No.3 Northavon Business Centre, Dean Road, Yate BS37 5NH
Tel: 0333 320 8600

Bundy & Bond Independent Estate Agents

Fully open during lockdown (with Covid restrictions in place).
If people want to visit the office if they could call first to make an appointment.

Unit 2, Rounceval Mews, Rounceval Street, Chipping Sodbury BS37 6AS
Tel: 01454 540200

Busy Keys Virtual Assistant

Springs Cottage, Codrington, Chipping Sodbury BS37 6RZ
Tel: 07870 438784

Chartwell Funding

During these changing and uncertain times, we want to reassure you that we are still working hard to support you.

Whilst we are currently not meeting face-to-face with customers, or other team members, we’re still here to help with your mortgage requirements.

To arrange a prompt call back from one of our team, please complete the online contact form below, and we’ll look forward to speaking with you shortly.

5 Badminton Court, Station Road, Yate BS37 5HZ
Tel: 01454 540 500


Office Suite 3C, Bowling Hill Business Park, Chipping Sodbury BS37 6JL
Tel: 0117 379 0818

Clutton Cox Solicitors

Parliament House, 4 High Street, Chipping Sodbury BS37 6AH
Tel: 01454 312125

Cotton Wealth Management

Hope House, 87 High Street, Wickwar, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 8NP
Tel: 01454 299070
Tel: 07875 387367

Creative Wellbeing - Writing and Coaching

Tel: 07941 511744

CVS South Gloucestershire

CVS is the umbrella body for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector, and our staff and associates provide advice, information and support to help local organisations develop and grow.

Looking to start a social enterprise in South Gloucestershire? Need expert advice to grow your charity, community group or CIC? Our friendly experts provide tailored support with:

Starting up - Marketing - Business planning - Financial management - Applying for grants - Governance - Fundraising strategy - Recruiting volunteers - Registering your organisation - and much more

"The right support, at the right time, at the right level. Invaluable."

Poole Court, Poole Court Drive, Yate BS37 5PP
Tel: 01454 865205


105 Horse Street, Chipping Sodbury
Tel: 01454 883300
Tel: 07500 898179

Dr Carole Francis-Smith - Counselling Psychologist

Therapists at The Old Rectory Clinic will continue to care for your mental, emotional and physical health during lockdown. Following government guidelines and advice from Public Health England we will continue to see our clients and patients face to face within the clinic building (or online if preferred).

Based at The Old Rectory Clinic, High Street, Iron Acton BS37 9UQ
Tel: 07840 022 230

Earnsby Ltd – Health and Safety & Environmental Management

Hawthorn Cottage, Little Sodbury End, Chipping Sodbury BS37 6QF
Tel: 07512 014212

GDL Electrical and Lighting Solutions

Unit A5, The Badminton Centre, Station Road, Yate BS37 5HT
Tel: 01454 430457
Tel: 0800 1804036

Inglestone Garden and Landscape Design

Based in Wickwar
Tel: 07875 021453

Julie Showering Hypnotherapy

Julie Showering Hypnotherapy is open for business during Lockdown for Zoom Sessions to help you with all your Mental Health needs.

The Cottage, Ridgewood Community Centre, 244 Station Road, Yate BS37 4AF
Tel: 07954 406640

Martin Weaver Design

Tyndale Lodge, Little Sodbury End, Chipping Sodbury BS37 6QE
Tel: 01454 311294
Tel: 07974 712083


77 Broad Street, Chipping Sodbury BS37 6AL
Tel: 03457 888444

Orchard Computer Services

6 Melford House, Oaklands Business Park, Armstrong Way, Yate BS37 5NA
Tel: 0800 091 32 52

Reed Design & Print

Dean Court, Great Western Business Park, Yate BS37 5NJ
Tel: 01454 323775

Refresh IT

First floor offices, 86a Station Road, Yate BS37 4PH
Tel: 01454 838490

Steve Tasker - Your Finance Director

Your Finance Director is still open for business!

Obviously we are observing current Government restrictions re: social distancing, etc., when visiting clients, and we can also hold consultations remotely via video calls, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’d like to discuss any aspect of Financial Management or Accounting, and how your business may be impacted by the lockdown, staff furloughing, the Business Interruption and Bounce Back loans, etc.

Tel: 0333 123 6321

The Lost Coin

5 Loveridge Court, Frampton Cotterell BS36 2NX
Tel: 0117 230 5077

The Peterson Practice - Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy

Therapists at The Old Rectory Clinic will continue to care for your mental, emotional and physical health during lockdown. Following government guidelines and advice from Public Health England we will continue to see our clients and patients face to face within the clinic building (or online if preferred).

The Old Rectory Clinic, High Street, Iron Acton BS37 9UQ
Tel: 01454 300191

Toll House Clinic

We are open during lockdown for the following treatments: Physiotherapy, Chiropractic and Podiatry
Normal hours : Mon 8:30-7, Tues 8:30-8, Wed 8:30-7, Thurs 8:30-8, Fri 8:30-7, Sat 8:30-1

47 Horse Street, Chipping Sodbury BS37 6DA
Tel: 01454 322 232

Wendy James Hypnotherapy

I am now seeing customers in a robust Covid safe environment from my therapy rooms in Yate and Charfield and am also working successfully online via Zoom.

Based in Yate and Sodbury
Tel: 07855 054688

Woodland Wills & Probate

The Den, Units 6-8 Manor Farm Buildings, Churchend Lane, Charfield GL12 8LJ
Tel: 01454 529029

Yoga-in with Nazama

Online Zoom Yoga & Mindful classes available during lockdown. Classes range from Gentle, Flow-in and Calm-in Yoga. Private 1:1 and workplace sessions available.

Classes in Chipping Sodbury, Yate and South Gloucestershire
Tel: 01454 327112
Tel: 07804 598353

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