40% of Hankook UK workforce now hold long service awards

(l to r) Kim Taylor, general affairs clerk, Hankook Tyre UK; Lauren Wincott, credit and AR specialist, Hankook Tyre UK; Natalie Chambers, accounts assistant, Hankook Tyre UK and Simon Taylor, oe operations and IT specialist, Hankook Tyre UK

Hankook Tyre UK Ltd is celebrating the commitment of four valued employees who have reached important 10- and 20-year milestones. All staff were recently invited to a special event to recognise their long-service achievements and share their memories. Almost 40 per cent of the UK workforce is now in receipt of a long service award.

Accounts Assistant Natalie Chambers and OE Operations & IT Specialist Simon Taylor have been recognised for their 20-year service at Hankook Tyre UK Ltd, alongside Lauren Wincott and Kim Taylor from the Credit Control team who were both also recognised for their 10-year service.

Hankook was first introduced to the UK in the early 1980’s with just two employees. The company now employ a total of 50 staff in the UK; 19 of whom have completed 10 years of service or more.

“It is very satisfying to see more of our valued UK team celebrate with long service awards with the company. Hankook has built a very successful, committed and experienced team of people here in the UK whose hard-work and knowledge of the tyre industry have been invaluable. I want to thank Natalie, Simon, Lauren and Kim for their valued contribution throughout the years and hope sincerely that they all continue to grow with the company in years to come.” said Brett Emerson, managing director at Hankook Tyre UK Ltd.

Commenting on his 20-year achievement, Simon Taylor said: “During my years at Hankook, I have witnessed many changes, but the most exciting one for me is seeing how Hankook has grown and continues to develop its reputation as a global player in the tyre market. I am immensely proud to be part of Hankook’s progress to global brand status as a premium brand in passenger cars, trucks and buses, in the UK and elsewhere.”

He continued: “My role oversees the Original Equipment side of the business. 20 years ago, Hankook tyres weren’t offered as original equipment – today we are now supplying forty-six brands and three hundred and thirty-six vehicle models.”

Also celebrating twenty years at Hankook, Accounts Assistant Natalie Chambers said “I have found my time at Hankook to be very rewarding and I’m proud to be part of a team that has shown constant growth. I’m looking forward to seeing how the next twenty years develop!”

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