The cHeRries Awards

The cHeRries Awards

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

The awards recognise excellence in the fields of human resources, training and recruitment.

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.


For all enquiries please contact Laura Adam e. t. 01382 575308


Key Dates

23 Nov 2018 Entries Open
18 Feb 2019 Entries Close
30 May 2019 Award Ceremony

Charity Partner

  • The ARCHIE Foundation

    We are delighted to announce that The cHeRries Awards 2019 will support The ARCHIE Foundation at the award ceremony on Thursday 30th May at the AECC, Aberdeen.


    The ARCHIE Foundation is a charity in the north east of Scotland that makes the difference for local sick children when they are in hospital or require long-term medical treatment.

    ARCHIE is the official charity of Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, Tayside Children’s Hospital and the Highland Children’s Unit at Raigmore Hospital providing support to those in need.

    The charity supports around 200,000 children and their families a year.

    The NHS provides the most amazing care while we provide the extras – advanced training and equipment, specialist staff, child-friendly environments, and extensive support to families of sick children.

    Find out more about The ARCHIE Foundation and how you can help by visiting

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  • 1

    Sponsored By:

    1. Highly Commended Alison Young, Wood
    2. Winner Lindsay Brooks, Worley
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  • 2

    Sponsored By:

    1. Winner Aker Solutions
    2. Sport Aberdeen
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  • 3

    Sponsored By:

    1. Dundee and Angus College
    2. Winner Johnstons of Elgin
    3. Macphie
    4. Stork
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  • 4

    Sponsored By:

    1. Winner Bilfinger Salamis UK, Access Academy Team
    2. Bilfinger Salamis UK, Mobilise Team
    3. Birlinn Offshore
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  • 5

    1. Lynne George, Entier Ltd
    2. Manju Beena, Oceaneering International Services Ltd
    3. Winner Sarah Ross, Worley
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  • 6

    Sponsored By:

    1. Nickie Scorgie, Sport Aberdeen
    2. Pauline Robertson, TAQA
    3. Ross Jolly, Deemount Consulting
    4. Winner Stacy Edghill, CV Aberdeen
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  • 7

    Sponsored By:

    1. Winner Carol Nicholson, VSA
    2. Sharon Catchpole, Inspire (Partnership Through Life) Ltd
    3. Suzy Isles, NOV
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  • 8

    Sponsored By:

    1. Highly Commended Dundee and Angus College
    2. Inspire (Partnership Through Life) Ltd
    3. NOV, Regional Talent Acquisition Team, Africa, Europe, Russia
    4. Winner Robert Gordon University, HR Team
    5. Worley
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  • 9

    Sponsored By:

    1. Winner Juliette McCheyne-Robb, Inspire (Partnership Through Life) Ltd
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  • 10

    Sponsored By:

    1. Johnstons of Elgin
    2. Robert Gordon University, Leadership Development Team
    3. Winner TAQA, HR Team
    4. Wood, People Development Team
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  • 11

    Sponsored By:

    1. Winner John Stewart, SSE plc
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    Anne Stevenson

    Academic Team Lead, Department of People, Organisations and Practice Robert Gordon University

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    Helen Stuart

    Human Resources Director UK TAQA

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    John Booth

    Deputy Chief Executive Voluntary Services Aberdeen (VSA)

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    Kevin Higgins

    Industry Expert

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    Lee Ann Panglea

    Head CIPD Scotland and Northern Ireland

  • Image of

    Lesley Birse

    President People & Organisation Asset Solutions - EAAA Wood

  • Image of

    Paul Matthews

    Head of Employability and Professional Enrichment Robert Gordon University

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    Ross MacRae FCIPD FIRP

    Group HR Director Orion Group

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    Sylvia Halkerston

    Consultant & Non-Executive Director

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    Wendy Atkinson

    Business Development Manager Mattioli Woods

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

    For sponsorship opportunities contact Abbigail Van Zyl

    Tel.  07970 821244