cHeRries Awards

The Event

The Press and Journal is delighted to present the cHeRries Awards 2018.

The awards recognise excellence in the fields of human resources, training and recruitment in the north-east of Scotland.

Now entering its 11th year, the 2018 ceremony will be held on June 1st in Aberdeen. This annual event will this year feature ten categories and the prestigious Top Cherry award that is given to an individual that has demonstrated outstanding contribution to the HR Industry.

The event continues to attract an audience of more than 450, representing companies and individuals from across Scotland and it provides a fantastic platform for showcasing the best HR professionals and practices Scotland has to offer.

Enter online or to request an application form email Jacqui Gray 


Key Dates

17 May:Finalist Drinks Reception - Grape & Grain, Aberdeen
1 June:cHeRries Awards Ceremony
Email Jacqui Gray or call 01382 575564


  • Excellent HR Manager

    Sponsored By:

    1. Gillian Kimber, Voluntary Services Aberdeen (VSA)
    2. Katherine Webster, Stork
    3. Neville Gall, Oil States Industries (UK) Ltd
    4. Svetlana Bogdanova, Stoneridge Electronics Ltd
    5. Anna Douglas, Petrofac
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  • Exemplary Employer of Choice

    Employer of Choice

    Sponsored By:

    1. activpayroll
    2. Highlands & Islands Enterprise
    3. Matrix International Ltd
    4. Walkers Shortbread Ltd
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  • Extraordinary HR Initiative

    Sponsored By:

    1. Voluntary Services Aberdeen (VSA)
    2. Brew Dog People Team
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  • Fantastic HR Advisor

    Sponsored By:

    1. Karen Buchan, Balhousie Care Group, Perth
    2. Kirsty Dornan, WorleyParsons
    3. Alasdair Howe, ISurvey Offshore Ltd
    4. Kathryn Neale, Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited
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  • Outstanding HR Director

    Sponsored By:

    1. John Stewart, Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE)
    2. Willie Wood, Johnstons of Elgin
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  • The Blossoming Award

    Blossom treets

    Sponsored By:

    1. Holly McIntosh, Stork
    2. Nicola Quinn, Inverness College - University of Highlands & Islands
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  • The Top Cherry

    Sponsored By:

    1. To be announced at the Awards Ceremony
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  • Tremendous Learning and Development

    Sponsored By:

    1. EQ Accountants - HR & Training Team
    2. Matrix International Ltd
    3. Old Course St Andrews - HR Team
    4. Sodexo Global Services - Chisato Penrose
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  • Exceptional Employee Engagement

    Sponsored By:

    1. Bon Accord Care
    2. EQ Accountants
    3. Matrix International Ltd
    4. Sodexo Energy & Resources
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  • Terrific Team of the Year

    Sponsored By:

    1. Chrysaor - E&P Services Ltd
    2. Nexen - The Emergency Response Training Team
    3. wood. - The HR Team
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  • Superb Services to the Industry

    Sponsored By:

    1. Empire
    2. Hunter Adams
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    Anne Stevenson

    Robert Gordon University

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    Helen Stuart


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    Ross MacRae

    Group HR Director, Orion Group

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    Sylvia Halkerston

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    Kevin Higgins

    Industry Expert

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    Lee Ann Panglea


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    Lesley Birse


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    Lynn Smith


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    John Booth

    Deputy Chief Executive, VSA

  • The prestigious annual cHeRries Awards is now being run by DC Thomson Media

    For sponsorship opportunities contact Stacy Edghill – or Tel. 07855 727919


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  • Individual Tickets: £160 + VAT

    Table of 10: £1500 + VAT

    Table of 12:  £1800 + VAT

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