Finalists Announced for cHeRries Awards 2013

Posted on April 12, 2013 by


Stewart Francis

Comedian Stewart Francis will be hosting the awards this year.

cushydoos are delighted to announce the shortlist of finalists for the 6th annual cHeRries Awards.

The prestigious event celebrates excellence in HR, recruitment and training across the north-east of Scotland.

Open to individuals, teams and organisations, the awards are organised by Aberdeen-based event management team, cushydoos, with title sponsor Aberdeen Business School at The Robert Gordon University and Kudos – Employee Benefits as supporting sponsor.

The winners will be revealed at a spectacular awards ceremony on Thursday, 6 June at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, in front of a sell-out crowd of 600 people.

This year, the ceremony will be hosted by Canadian comedian and ‘Mock the Week’ regular, Stewart Francis.

Karen Reid, director, cushydoos, said: “This year we’ve been delighted to see the range of nominations continue to expand across different company types, sizes and industry sectors.

We know that the north-east’s economy continues to perform above much of the rest of the country and with another Oil & Gas boom on the horizon, the HR, training and recruitment industries have such an important role to play in the success of the area; the cHeRries are a fantastic opportunity to showcase and celebrate the brilliant range of talented people and initiatives we have here.”

The categories, sponsors and finalists are as follows: 

The cHeRries Blossoming Award (Sponsored by Aberdeen Business School)

  • Nikkallah Buchan, HR Coordinator, EnerMech
  • Nicola Comrie, nominated by GE Oil & Gas
  • Amy Don, Resourcing Adviser – Future Talent, Petrofac Offshore Projects and Operations

Extraordinary Team Initiative Award (Sponsored by Petrofac)

  • People Focused Expro, Expro
  • Subsea 7
  • TAQA Bratani Ltd

Fantastic HR Advisor Award (Sponsored by Wood Group)

  • Lucy Browne, HR Business Partner, BG Group
  • Michelle Gray, HR Advisor, Stewart Milne Group
  • Louise Mackie, HR Advisor, Petrofac Offshore Projects and Operations
  • Jacqueline Rae, HR Advisor, Cresent
  • Carol Small, HR Advisor, Stewart Milne Group

Tremendous Training and Development Award (Sponsored by aaa)

  • Emma West & Gail Walker, HR Business Partner (Learning & OD) and HR Team Leader, Chevron Upstream Europe
  • Nicky Clark & Ted Littlechild, HR Manager and Sales and Marketing Director, EFC Group
  • Susan Hudson and Mike Hudson, Learning & Development Manager and Learning & Development Coordinator, Stewart Milne Group
  • The Technical Leader Development Programme, Marathon Oil

Finders Keepers Recruitment & Retention Award (Sponsored by DavidsonMorris)

  • The AMEC Recruitment Team, AMEC
  • The Sparrows HR & Recruitment Team, Sparrows Group
  • TAQA Bratani Ltd

Excellent HR Manager Award (Sponsored by activpayroll)

  • Bruce Christie, Head of HR – Brownfield, AMEC
  • Lee Malcolm, HR Manager, Sparrows Group
  • Lesley Officer, HR Manager, Entier Limited
  • Nicky Clark, HR Manager, EFC Group

Outstanding HR Director Award (Sponsored by AMEC)

  • Karen Bell, HR Director, Hunter Adams
  • Shirley Smith, HR Director, EnerMech

Exemplary Employer of Choice Award (Sponsored by CMS Cameron McKenna)

  • ACE Winches
  • The Aberdeen Marriott Hotel
  • Subsea 7

The Top cHeRy Award for outstanding contribution, sponsored by Kudos – Employee Benefits, recognises someone who plays a pivotal role in the region’s HR community. The winner will be announced on the night.