AN Upton Upon Severn consultancy firm specialising in advising local employers on people management matters, has made it through to the finals of a prestigious awards ceremony.

During the week Cherington HR marked 11 years since being founded in April 2006, the firm has made it through to the 2017 finals of the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Awards.

Cherington HR is competing against Thursfields solicitors, Haines Watts Accountants (Hereford), ISO Quality Services and Focus Ecology in the finals of the Professional Services Award Category.

The winner will be announced at the glittering awards dinner, to be held on June 15 at Worcester Arena.

Cherington HR’s managing director Helen Astill said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have been recognised alongside some really well respected professional services providers in the two counties.

"We’ve been finalists twice before – on one occasion for providing service excellence, so I’m hopeful that it will be third time lucky in 2017.”