Bilfinger Salamis UK picks up two nominations at 10th cHeRries Awards

May 23, 2017

Bilfinger Salamis UK has been recognised with two nominations, including Exemplary Employer of Choice, at the 10th annual cHeRries Awards.

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

The Exemplary Employer of Choice category recognises organisations which clearly demonstrate that ‘people’ are genuinely an essential part of their business strategy.

Alison Porter, Bilfinger Salamis HR Manager, has also been shortlisted in the Excellent HR Manager category. This award celebrates those who have made a clear and measurable impact on their organisation through their effective leadership and development.

The winners will be unveiled at a ceremony to be held at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre Thursday,
June 1st.


The finalists are:

Exemplary Employer of Choice, sponsored by CMS Cameron Mckenna:

  • Activ Payroll
  • Bilfinger Salamis UK
  • Entier

 The Blossoming Award, sponsored by Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School:

  • Emily Duffield, Taqa Bratani
  • Emma McLemon, Petrofac Engineering and Production Services
  • Hayley Smith, Stork

Fantastic HR Advisor:

  • Donna Johnstone, Nexen Petroleum UK
  • Hazel Cheung, Stork
  • Lesley Strachan, Aberdeen Council
  • Peter Matthews, Aberdeenshire Council

Extraordinary HR Initiative, sponsored by Nexen Petroleum UK:

  • Aaron Duthie, Gillian Gray, Fiona Reid and Laura Smith-Meikle; Ace Winches
  • Gayle Rennie, Aker Solutions
  • Helen Strachan, Wood Group
  • Sandra Ross, Bon Accord Care

Excellent HR Manager, sponsored by Activpayroll:

  •  Alison Porter, Bilfinger Salamis UK
  • Gayle Rennie, Aker Solutions
  • Karen Webster, Tokheim
  • Ruth Cameron, Amec Foster Wheeler
  • Ruth Harris, Petrofac

Tremendous Training & Development, sponsored by Petrofac:

  • Christine Calder, organisational development team, Dundee & Angus College
  • Learning and development team, Cornerstone
  • Quality and OD, Dundee & Angus College
  • Learning and development team, Taqa Bratani

Outstanding HR Director, sponsored by Amec Foster Wheeler:

  • Annette Spedding, Hunting Energy Services
  • Lisa McPherson, AceWinches