HR winners recieve inaugural cHeRries awards

Excellence in human resources management in North and North-east Scotland has been recognised with the presentation of the inaugural Urquhart Partnership’s cHeRries Awards to six companies and individuals.

Highlighting outstanding achievements and innovations in HR and honouring the area’s most outstanding HR professionals, the awards’ winners were announced last night at a prestigious dinner in the Marcliffe Hotel, Aberdeen, attended by around 300 of the region’s top business people.

The winning Exemplary HR Team was specialist corrosion, integrity and inspection firm, iicorr.

Lisa Kinnear, from global energy services business PSN, was named as Fantastic HR Advisor.

OPITO – The Oil & Gas Academy received the Extraordinary Initiative in HR award for its skills screening Put Your Knowledge to the Test industry initiative on-line assessment tool, which tests people at recruitment stage within the oil and gas sector.

Shona Taylor of international service company Petrotechnics was presented with the award for Excellent HR Manager.

Dean Hunter of PSN became the awards’ first Outstanding HR Director.

The cHeRries Blossoming Award for up-and-coming new talent in HR was presented to Jacqui Tindal of Red Spider Technology, an Aberdeenshire-based company supplying the oil and gas industry with downhole products and services.

She also receives full funding from The Urquhart Partnership to study for her Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development professional HR qualification.

The Urquhart Partnership’s cHeRries Awards are organised by the Aberdeen-based training, human resource, and recruitment consultancy’s associate event management company, cushydoos, with Aberdeen Business School at The Robert Gordon University as the main sponsor.

Karen Reid, Business Development Director, cushydoos, said:

“The awards are a fantastic platform on which to recognise and reward the excellent and innovative work being done in the HR community. All the winners are very well deserved and should feel immensely proud.

“The success of the inaugural awards and the presentation event reinforce our decision that they should become annual and continue to encourage HR performance.”

Rita Marcella, Dean, Aberdeen Business School, said:

”The Aberdeen Business School has been teaching courses in human resource management for 40 years and I’m delighted to be supporting these awards which recognise the major contribution of HR managers to organisational success.”

The event was hosted by STV’s Norman MacLeod, with guest speaker, business commentator and comedienne Jasmine Birtles.

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