Although it has roots in mediaeval London, the Worshipful Company of Paviors is a thoroughly modern Livery. Whilst it no longer controls the standards of the City's street-works, a very high percentage of its Liverymen are directly connected with highways and construction including:
- Civil, structural, highways and electrical engineers
- Building, quantity, land and structural surveyors
- Architects, consultants and transport planners
- Civil engineering, highways and building contractors
- Aggregate, bitumen and cement suppliers and machinery manufacturers and other professions and industries associated with paving
The Company's Highway Engineering Education Trust has established grants and bursaries to promote both engineering and business excellence in the industry and currently supports postgraduate students and international research projects at the Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham. It sponsors an anual Paviors' Lecture at Imperial College and presents awards for the annual examinations of the Institute of Asphalt Technology. Since 1995, the Company has instituted awards for paving excellence and to individuals for lifetime contributions to the industry.
In 1995, the Company established The Road-makers Museum at the Amberley Industrial Museum. This is designed to raise awareness of the history and technology of highways, particularly amongst young people.
The Company has links with the frigate H.M.S Argyll, 3rd Battalion Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, 29(R) Squadron RAF and Royal Engineers (Volunteers). It supports the City of London Freemen's School, the Guildhall School of Music and other organisations closely connected with the City. It also supports City charities and those associated with the industry such as RedR.
There is an active social programme including dinners, meetings and visits. The Paviors' Liverymen's Committee, Luncheon Club and Golfing Society also meet regularly. The major annual social event is a banquet held at the Mansion House.