Finalists Announced for cHeRries Awards 2014

Posted on April 14, 2014 by


cushydoos are delighted to announce the shortlist of finalists for the 7th annual cHeRries Awards.

The prestigious awards 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 Financial Services as supporting sponsor.

The finalists will find out if they have been “cherry picked” as a winner at the spectacular awards dinner on Thursday, 5th June at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, in front of a sell-out crowd of over 600 people.

Karen Reid, Director, cushydoos, said: “The cHeRries have had another busy year for nominations and we are delighted to see another increase in entries from companies who have never entered before, further increasing the range of industries who participate in the awards.

After seven years, the continued level of interest in the cHeRries just goes to show how highly the North-East organisations value the fields of HR, Training & Recruitment and the fantastic amount of work that goes into developing talented people, teams and initiatives.”

The categories, sponsors and finalists are as follows:

The cHeRries Blossoming Award (Sponsored by Aberdeen Business School)

  • Stuart Andrew, HR Screening & Inductions Administrator, AMEC
  • Margaret Simpson, Senior HR Administrator, Proserv UK
  • Kat Skuza, HR Recruitment Administrator, TAQA Bratani

Extraordinary Team Initiative Award (Sponsored by Petrofac)

  • The Jasmine HUC Project Team, AMEC
  • Wood Group UK Induction, Wood Group

Fantastic HR Advisor Award (Sponsored by Wood Group PSN)

  • Katie Francis, HR Business Partner, Maersk Oil UK
  • Stacey Kincaid, Senior Resourcing Advisor, Petrofac Offshore Projects & Operations
  • Alex McGhee, HR Administration Team Lead, AMEC
  • Tina Murray, HR Business Partner, TAQA Bratani

Tremendous Training and Development Award (Sponsored by Aberdeen Appointments Agency)

  • AMEC Learning & Development Team
  • Colin McAllister, Group Training & Development Manager, John Clark Motor Group
  • Partnership between Robert Gordon University and Police Scotland
  • Stewart Milne Group & Macphie of Glenbervie Consortium

Finders Keepers Recruitment & Retention Award (Sponsored by DavidsonMorris)

  • AMEC
  • HR Recruitment Team Aberdeen, Oceaneering
  • Strategic Resourcing Team, Wood Group PSN
  • Resourcing Team – OPO Europe, Petrofac Offshore Projects & Operations

Excellent HR Manager Award (Sponsored by activpayroll)

  • Nicola Bolland, HR Manager, CAN Offshore Limited
  • Brian McCue, HR Business Partner, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore
  • Frances Wood, HR Manager, Online Electronics

Outstanding HR Director Award (Sponsored by AMEC)

  • Vivien Broughton, VP HR, Senergy
  • Kerry Christie, Global Head of Human Resources, Aberdeen Asset Management
  • Helen Scott, Director of People and Development (HR), Bond Offshore Helicopters
  • Claire Yule, Group Compensation & Benefits Director, Wood Group PSN

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

  • Aker Solutions
  • Bibby Offshore
  • Plexus Ocean Systems
  • Swire Oilfield Services

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