Human resources professionals from across the north-east celebrated the achievements of their peers at the star-studded tenth annual cHeRries awards.
Nine awards and two commendations were handed out at the event, which recognises the achievements of specialists in the fields of human resources, training and recruitment in the region.
Over 440 people were in attendance at the glamorous ceremony at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Concert Centre.
IN FULL: The 2017 winners
Top Cherry for Outstanding Contribution: This award is presented to an individual who has been nominated by peers within the industry and selected by a panel of judges after much deliberation.
Winner: Sean Saluja, Burness Paul
The Blossoming award: For an up-and-coming talent in the field of HR who has yet to study for their professional CIPD HR qualification.
Winner: Emily Duffield, TAQA Bratani Ltd
Extraordinary HR Initiative: This was aimed at an individual or a team who showed an innovative approach to HR.
Winner: Helen Strachan, Wood Group
Fantastic HR Adviser: Created for entrants who have gained respect from their client base through face-to-face contact while working to a high standard.
Winner: Peter Matthews, Aberdeenshire Council Learning and Development Team Online
Tremendous Training and Development: Nominees had to have shown a strong commitment to designing and delivering cohesive and innovative training and development programmes.
Winner: Dundee and Angus College Quality and OD Team
Excellent HR Manager: Judges were looking for someone who has made a clear and measurable impact on the organisation through effective leadership.
Winner: Ruth Cameron, Amec Foster Wheeler
Exemplary Employer of Choice: Open to organisations which can clearly demonstrate that people are genuinely an essential part of their business strategy.
Winner: Entier Ltd
Outstanding HR Director: This category will recognise the HR director who has consistently made an outstanding contribution to business strategy in the last 12 months.