The Paviors’ Annual Banquet took place at the Mansion House on 22 September in the presence of the Rt Hon The Lord Mayor, Alderman the Lord Mountevans, the City of London Sheriffs and other official guests, with over 300 attending.

The evening provided the opportunity for the Master of Paviors, Ian Lumsden, to present cheques from the Company to the Lord Mayor for this year’s Lord Mayor’s Appeal and for the Mansion House Scholarship scheme.

During the evening, the Paviors’ Medal for Excellence was presented to Dana Skelley who, in addition to her work overseeing major programmes of work to improve London’s roads, save money and improve co-operation, has championed the cause of women in the industry and been instrumental in sponsoring a major programme for apprenticeships.

The Civic Toast was proposed by the Master, with the Lord Mayor responding. Upper Warden, Miles Ashley, proposed a toast to the guests and the response to this was given by Sir Michael Willcocks, who spoke very amusingly about his time in the army and as Black Rod.

The evening was sponsored by Mace.