cHeRries Awards

The Event

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

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

Now in its 11th year, the 2018 ceremony was held on June 1st in Aberdeen. This annual event  featured 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 


Email Jacqui Gray or call 01382 575564

2018 Event

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    Congratulations to all the 2018 Winners and Finalists


  • Excellent HR Manager

    Sponsored By:

    1. Winner 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. Winner Walkers Shortbread Ltd
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  • Extraordinary HR Initiative

    Sponsored By:

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

    Sponsored By:

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

    Blossom treets

    Sponsored By:

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

    Sponsored By:

    1. Winner Karen Catto, Stewart Milne Group
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  • Tremendous Learning and Development

    Sponsored By:

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

    Sponsored By:

    1. Winner 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. Winner 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. Winner Empire
    2. Highly Commended 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 Abbigail Van Zyl

    Tel.  07970 821244



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    Table of 10: £1500 + VAT

    Table of 12:  £1800 + VAT

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