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Pave Aways Limited, founded on October 1st, 1973, has a rich history spanning over four decades. Initially operating from a shared location at Park Hall, Oswestry, the company focused primarily on civil engineering projects. This involved groundworks, hard landscaping, and the construction of paths, drives, and roads for local builders and private clients.

Avenue Mill


Over time, Pave Aways expanded its scope and secured building maintenance contracts at military bases and various establishments. The company gradually shifted its primary focus from civil engineering to building maintenance and construction, becoming a reputable and well-established entity by 1997. With an experienced management team, a skilled workforce, and robust business practices, Pave Aways earned recognition as a reliable building company.

In 1997, the company sold its sister company, Cliff Evans (Knockin) Limited, and relocated to Avenue Mill, Knockin. With a turnover of £6.5 million that year, the directors embarked on an ambitious journey to broaden the client base and tackle more substantial and challenging projects. Pave Aways' reputation continued to soar, resulting in an annual turnover surpassing £13 million and an employee count exceeding eighty by 2011.


In 2011, Steven Owen, Bernadette Jones, and Mike Donoghue, three key staff members, initiated a Management Buy Out, injecting fresh perspectives and a renewed drive for growth. By 2016, the buyout was successfully completed, and Pave Aways returned to full ownership. During this period, the company's turnover skyrocketed to £22 million, accompanied by a workforce of over 100. Furthermore, the profit margin improved significantly relative to the turnover.

In the same year, Mike Donoghue retired, and two new directors, Victoria Lawson and Jamie Evans, joined the company. Vicky and Jamie had both been integral parts of Pave Aways for over a decade, contributing to its success and growth.


As a self-financing enterprise, Pave Aways has achieved steady and controlled growth throughout its journey.

While our name, "Pave Aways," may no longer reflect the breadth and complexity of our modern building projects, our commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction remains unwavering. We invite you to explore our services and discover how Pave Aways Limited can meet your construction needs with our decades of experience and dedication to quality.