Promotion of Excellence
Paviors’ awards are given for outstanding contribution in fields relating to the Company’s objectives.
Paviors’ Medal for Excellence
This award was established in 1999 and is awarded annually to an individual for excellence in innovation or a lifetime contribution to the ‘craft of paving’.
This was established in 2000 to recognize excellence in the design, construction and management of paving in the United Kingdom. It is awarded annually in the context of the Street Design Competition run by the journal Local Government News. Certificates are awarded to the client, designer and constructor of the paving in the winning project, together with a commemorative plaque to be displayed on site.
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.
In 2011, the Paviors introduced Craftsman Certificates to recognize excellence in achievement by craftsmen who have gained their skills through a vocational route. Three levels of certification are made: Apprentice, Journeyman and Master Pavior.
CIHT/Paviors Photographic Competition
The Paviors sponsor an annual photographic competition in conjunction with the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation.
Since 1975, the Company has sponsored an Annual Paviors’ Lecture at Imperial College London, where an eminent member of the profession is invited to give a public lecture on a topical subject. Click here to see a video of the last Paviors’ Lecture.