At Pave Aways, integrity is one of our core values that guides our every action and decision. We believe in doing the right thing, even when nobody is watching. Upholding the highest ethical standards is not negotiable for us; it is ingrained in our company culture.
We firmly believe that supporting charities is an integral part of our commitment to integrity. By investing in the well-being of our communities, we create a positive ripple effect that extends far beyond the construction projects we undertake. We strive to make a difference, one charitable endeavour at a time.
When you choose Pave Aways, you can trust that integrity is the foundation of our business practices. Here’s how we exemplify integrity in everything we do:
Honesty & Transparency
We believe in open and honest communication with our clients, partners, and employees. We provide clear and accurate information, ensuring transparency throughout all stages of our projects. We foster an environment where trust is nurtured, and our stakeholders can rely on us to deliver on our commitments.
We prioritize the well-being of our employees, recognizing that their physical and mental health directly impacts their performance. We provide a supportive work environment that encourages work-life balance, personal growth, and professional development. By nurturing the well-being of our team, we ensure they can operate at their best, delivering exceptional results. Ways we achieve this:
- Frequent health and safety recaps via toolbox talks
- Suggestion boxes on each of our sites, which are collated once a month. Ideas are discussed by the management team, and implemented as appropriate
- Yearly BUPA health checks. These our offered to all employees
- Yearly company ‘away day’
- Apprentice, Colleague and Employee of the Year, which is presented at our Annual Christmas Party
- We welcome any suggestions of training that an employee wishes to undertake.
Our labour is predominantly from Shropshire and the surrounding counties, and this continues down our supply chain. When choosing members from our supply chain for each contract – whether suppliers or sub contractors, we aim to choose members that are as close to the project as parameters allow. This ensures that funds are continually invested in the area, and from the original expenditure from the client, a certain percentage can stay within the local area.
Should we undertake a project in an area where none of our directly employed labour resides, we will advertise for local labour to undertake labour / tradesmen roles. We will advertise in local media and also host a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event, which is where a senior representative from Pave Aways is present, who can advise local people, suppliers or sub contractors how they can get on to our supply chain.
We welcome sponsorship opportunities and each project has monies allocated for use within the local community. Previously we have sponsored local football teams, of all different standards and ages, and welcome applications from within the community that we work.
Our commitment to integrity goes beyond our daily business operations. We believe in giving back to the communities that have supported us throughout the years. We have collaborated with organizations such as the Harry Johnson Trust, Midlands Air Ambulance, and Severn Hospice, providing financial support to help them carry out their vital work. By partnering with these charities, we aim to make a difference in the lives of individuals and families facing challenging circumstances.
We engage in hands-on support by offering refurbishment work for local causes. Furthermore, we demonstrate our commitment to local sports teams by sponsoring them. We value the role of sports in fostering teamwork, discipline, and personal growth.
Recognizing the importance of individual involvement, we encourage our employees to actively participate in charitable endeavors. We offer two additional days off specifically designated for conducting charity work.