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AWARDS

PAVIORS’ MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE

The Paviors’ Medal for Excellence is awarded annually to an individual for excellence in innovation or a lifetime contribution to the ‘craft of paving’. Nominations may be made from within or outside the livery. The award winner is selected by the Master on the advice of the Charity Committee and is announced in July. The winner will receive a certificate and, if not already a Liveryman, be invited to become an Honorary Freeman of the Company. Nominations must be returned by 30 April.

PAVIORS’
AWARD

Between the years 2000 and 2012, an annual award was made for excellence in paving works. The Paviors’ Award competition was run in conjunction with Local Government News, with the Paviors Company providing one of the judges. Clients, designers and contractors involved in the works each received a certificate, and a plaque was presented that could be displayed as part of the works.

THE MASTER’S
MEDAL

This came into being in 2001, when the Court accepted a proposal by Past Master Peter Gell. The proposal was that an award be made to a Liveryman for service to society (including but not necessarily for educational and charitable endeavours on behalf of the Company) and that it be made annually unless otherwise decided by the Master. Funds were provided for the first four recipients to make a £1,000 donation to a charity of their choice.

AWARD RECIPIENTS

Leo Quinn

Medal of Excellence
2023

In recognition of a lifetime’s contribution to the construction industry, including transforming one of the largest UK based contractors, founding the 5% Club to develop apprentices and sharing his knowledge as a visiting professor at Aston University.

Paul Sheffield CBE

Medal of Excellence
2022

"For lifetime achievements in the construction industry". Paul is President of the Institution of Civil Engineers and has worked on infrastructure projects in South Africa, Abu Dhabi, Papua New Guinea, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong and the UK.

Sir John Armitt CBE

Medal of Excellence
2018

Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission ‘for a lifetime of achievements for services to engineering and construction across public and private sectors, culminating in the successful construction delivery of the [...]

Sir Peter Hendy CBE

Medal of Excellence
2017

Network Rail "for a lifetime’s contribution at the forefront of the transport industry in bus, road and rail, culminating in his role as Chairman of Network Rail, leading major organisations [...]

Dana Skelley OBE

Medal of Excellence
2016

Transport for London ‘for her role as one of the United Kingdom’s most prominent engineers who not only has championed the cause of women in the industry and has been [...]

Dr Cliff Nicholls

Medal of Excellence
2015

Liveryman ‘for his key role as a Research Fellow at the Transport Research Laboratory, where he led major research into all aspects of the materials and processes associated with pavement [...]

Mary Lewis

Medal of Excellence
2014

Liveryman ‘for her role as Chief Executive of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation; for promoting the charitable objects of the Institution, culminating in the award of the Royal [...]

Michael Conway MBE

Medal of Excellence
2013

Liveryman ‘for his vision, innovation and determination over the last 30 years in developing his business into what it is today, with a reputation for a progressive approach to construction [...]

Stewart Laing

Master's Medal
2013

Stewart Laing was presented with the Medal at the Autumn Livery Dinner in 2013 by Master Nigel Kempner. The award was made to celebrate Stewart’s achievement on 12 September 2013, [...]

David Hutchinson

Medal of Excellence
2012

Liveryman ‘for over 40-years’ service, contribution and dedication to the highway industry in both the public and private sectors, raising the profile of highway maintenance issues and advising on key [...]

The Groves, Chester

Paviors' Award
2012

The 2012 Paviors’ Award has been given to The Groves, on the banks of the River Dee in Chester. The Groves is an example of an early Victorian promenade and [...]

Colin Loveday

Medal of Excellence
2011

Tarmac ‘for 40-years’ service, leadership and dedication to road highway paving involving innovation such as the introduction of thin surfacings, durability and sustainability by extending the life expectancy of pavements [...]

Pier Square, Weston-super-Mare

Paviors' Award
2011

The 2011 Award has been given for the reconstruction of Pier Square, Weston-super-Mare. Pier Square is the very centre of Weston-super-Mare’s sea front, immediately behind the recently renovated pier. The [...]

John Cook

Medal of Excellence
2010

Ministry of Defence ‘For over 30 years dedication to the design, evaluation, construction and maintenance of airfield pavements both in the UK and overseas.’

Market Square, Kettering

Paviors' Award
2010

The award for paving in 2010 has been made for the reconstruction of Market Place, Kettering. The scheme has been designed to remove traffic from the traditional market area. The [...]

Len Parker

Medal of Excellence
2009

Liveryman ‘For a lifelong commitment to civil engineering and in particular, the lifelong development of and improvement of construction materials and techniques in airfield, motorway and highway construction.’

Lord Street Southport & the Ashford Kent Ring Road

Paviors' Award
2009

Exceptionally, in 2009, there were two recipients of the Paviors’ Award for excellence in paving. Lord Street Improvements, Southport The Lord Street project restored part of Southport’s most important public [...]

Carl Fergusson

Medal of Excellence
2008

Colas ‘For his contribution over 20 years to the specialist field of asphalt technology being responsible for the delivery of some of the most logistically challenging and innovative asphalt projects [...]

St Anne’s Square, Lytham St Annes

Paviors' Award
2008

The 2008 Paviors’ Award for excellence in paving has been awarded to Fylde Borough Council for the very imaginative reconstruction of St Anne’s Square in Lytham St Annes. The scheme [...]

Mrs Angela Yeoman

Medal of Excellence
2007

(Liveryman) - Foster Yeoman ‘For her zeal, energy and determination in a lifetime contribution to the quarrying industry with particular application to road surfacing, as a Director and later Chairman [...]

Keith Lambert

Master's Medal
2007

Past Master David Laing presented the Medal to Keith Lambert for his success in raising in excess of £40,000 for the Bobby Moore Cancer Fund by staging a celebrity Golf [...]

Dr Allan Dowson

Medal of Excellence
2006

(Freeman) - Allan Dowson Consulting ‘For his contribution over 40 years to the development and production of stone and precast products for use in a variety of applications in roads, [...]

The Old Bailey, City of London

Paviors' Award
2006

The 2006 Paviors’ Award was made to the Old Bailey in the City of London. There are six categories of schemes that can be considered for the Paviors’ Award and [...]

Charles Lawrence

Medal of Excellence
2005

Sports and Play Contractors’ Association For his contribution over 25 years to the design, development and construction of all-weather synthetic sports and play surfaces, including artificial grass pitches for football [...]

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