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Here from our own Chris Dunridge at the forthcoming Aberdeen Entrepreneurs Event

Aberdeen Entrepreneurs - People at the Centre
Thursday 12 February 2015
Speaker - Chris Dunridge, Managing Director and Principal Consultant, The People Practice

Chris Dunridge, Managing Director of the People Practice, has more than 20 years’ experience in HR ranging from front line positions to HR Director, latterly with TAQA, a multi-national oil and gas operator.

She established The People Practice in 1995 and ran the highly successful HR consultancy for 13 years. In 2007, The People Practice was engaged as HR consultant to TAQA Bratani, an offshoot of the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA), to advise on the company’s HR activity during the acquisition of four North Sea installations from Shell and Esso. A few months later, Chris was invited to join the TAQA leadership team, to lead the HR team and help establish and build TAQA’s presence in the UK.

The People Practice was “mothballed” for six years whilst Chris concentrated fully on TAQA. Having seen TAQA grow to a company which employs more than 500 staff and 2500 contractors both on and offshore, she has re-established The People Practice.

In addition to the oil and gas sector, she has worked across a full range of industries including retailing, international logistics, facilities management, construction, telecoms, pharmaceuticals, IT, market research and advertising.

Chris is passionate about positively engaging and energising employees. It is estimated in research conducted recently by the Human Capital Institute that a truly engaged workforce can contribute as much as 12% to bottom line performance compared to those who aren’t. It’s not only the right thing to do, but it also makes commercial sense. Chris will share her experiences of creating that engagement and positive energy.

Originally from Stornoway, Chris spent 23 years living in England until moving to Aberdeenshire in 2005. Chris lives in rural Aberdeenshire with her teenage daughter and flat-coated retriever. When not working, Chris enjoys walking, gardening, singing, travelling and being a member of her local wine club.

Event information:
18.30 for 18.45
DoubleTree by Hilton, Aberdeen
£35pp including VAT (including light supper)

To book a place, please complete the attached booking form

Posted: 01.02.15