Posted on June 8, 2012 by


Last night UP were delighted to be attending and sponsoring The cHeRries Awards 2012, organised by our associate company cushydoos.

The awards were held in the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, and attended by almost 600 of the region’s leading business professionals.

UP were sponsoring some very special ‘FlUP Flops’, which we’re sure many saved many from suffering from the pain that fabulous shoes always seem to inflict!!

It was another fantastic, glitzy and glamorous evening – with so much excitement in the room that there was a power surge across the Bridge of Don!

The event was hosted by financial expert, journalist and television presenter Jasmine Birtles, with entertainment provided by the quick-witted and award-winning mind reader and mentalist, Graham Jolley.

The fantastic winners were:

The cHeRries Blossoming Award

(Sponsored by Aberdeen Business School)

Laura Cummings, Stena Drilling


The Extraordinary Team Initiative Award

(Sponsored by Petrofac)

The Apache North Sea Human Resources Team


The Fantastic HR Advisor Award

(Sponsored by Wood Group)

Claire Stewart, Petrofac Offshore Project & Operations


The Tremendous Training & Development Award

(Sponsored by Aberdeen Appointments Agency)

The Subsea 7 HR Team


The Finders Keepers Recruitment & Retention Award

(Sponsored by Crown Relocations)

The AMEC Natural Resources EWA Recruitment Team


The Excellent HR Manager Award

(Sponsored by activpayroll)

Tina Welsh, Rowan Drilling (UK)


The Exemplary Employer of Choice Award

(Sponsored by CMS Cameron McKenna)

Wood Group PSN – UK Operations


The Outstanding HR Director Award

(Sponsored by Hunter Adams)

Lesley Birse, AMEC Natural Resources EWA


The Top cHeRry Award for Outstanding Contribution

(Sponsored by Kudos – Employee Benefits)

Sylvia Halkerston