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Pick of the crop as finalists for cHeRries 2022 unveiled

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The Press and Journal is delighted to reveal the finalists in the cHeRries Awards 2022, in association with Mattioli Woods.

Twenty-two individuals, teams and employers have been selected to go forward to the awards night celebrating successes and examples of excellence in the fields of human resources, recruitment and training in Scotland.

The top cherry award for Outstanding Contribution, sponsored by Mattioli Woods, will be unveiled on the night along with the Local HeRo Award, sponsored by Worley, and Outstanding HR Director, sponsored by Wood.

This year’s event will be held at P&J Live, on March 24.

DC Thomson head of business development, Cara Munro, said: “Congratulations to every one who has put themselves forward and has been shortlisted.

“Support for this year’s awards has been great and we thank all those who have entered and who have sponsored it.

“The cHeRies exist to reward and showcase the best in the industry when managing what matters most – people.

“The calibre of the entries this year has been just so fantastic.

“Now the shortlist of all the nominees has been confirmed, it’s time to get out those frocks and dinner jackets and get ready to celebrate your achievements in style.”

The finalists are:

  •  Excellent HR Manager, sponsored by activpayroll: Claire Morrice, Sodexo; Lynn Birse, Dolphin Drilling; Sarah McCarvel, LifeScan Scotland Ltd.
  • Exceptional Wellbeing in the Workplace, sponsored by Lindsay & Lang: Global Energy Group; University of Aberdeen; VSA.
  • Exemplary Employer of Choice, sponsored by University of Aberdeen Business School: Carnoustie Golf Links; Stork; Worley.
  • Fantastic HR Adviser: Alex Fairlie, Carnoustie Golf Links; Gail Buchan, Worley; Shirley-Ann MacKenzie, LifeScan Scotland Ltd; Suzanne Coutts, Dolphin Drilling.
  • Rising Star Award, sponsored by Bilfinger UK: Grant Rae, University of Aberdeen; Julie Strong, Stork Technical Services UK Limited; Keri Campbell, Worley.
  • Terrific Team of the Year, sponsored by CIPD: Peterson; University of Aberdeen; Wood plc.
  • Tremendous Learning and Development: Global Energy Group; VSA; Wood plc.

Head of the Chartered Institute of Personal Development (CIPD) in Scotland and Northern Ireland, Lee Ann Panglea, said: “The CIPD is delighted to continue our support for the cHeRries which will recognise the work of people professionals who have gone above and beyond in what has been such a challenging time for HR.”

Before the awards ceremony, the cHeRries conference in association with Mattioli Woods will take place.

It will feature a number of guest speakers including Scottish Paralympian Samantha Kinghorn.

There will be five sessions held throughout the day and the event will be hosted by experienced HR consultant and cHeRries judge, Sylvia Halkerston.

An exhibition will also be held throughout the day giving guests the chance to network with other HR professionals.

The event will run from 8.30am-4pm and lunch will be provided.

Tickets can be purchased at

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