November 20, 2015 at 10:15 AM

Multisol’s Miren Uriguen has won the coveted 'UKLA Young Employee of The Year Award’. The accolade celebrates young employees who have demonstrated commitment to the UK lubricants industry and its respective employers.
Miren joined the industry in 2010 when she began working for Zenteum (Multisol JV), now Multisol Europe, as a Multi-lingual Customer Service Coordinator. She swiftly gained the respect of her peers and in 2011 was promoted to the position of Commercial Assistant, supporting the Multinational Key Accounts within the Multisol lubricants/Brenntag Group business. In 2014, she successfully completed the UKLA Certificate of Lubricants Competence (CLC) course.
She has consistently demonstrated her commitment to the cause and frequently goes above and beyond expectations, helping Multisol raise over £8,000 for local charities through her participation in the annual Shrewsbury River Festival raft race.

Upon her victory, Miren commented: “I am extremely proud to be receiving this award and very thankful to have been nominated. Multisol and the UKLA have helped me to grow and develop during my short time in the lubricants industry and for this I am eternally grateful.”

She received the award at the prestigious UKLA (United Kingdom Lubricants Association) Annual Dinner, held at the Jumeirah Carlton Hotel in London on 4th November, with 300 of the industry’s most influential people in attendance.
“I'm delighted that Miren has won this award, and to see young talent being recognised in this way by the industry,” said David Hopkinson, Multisol's Chief Operating Officer. “Miren should be proud of this achievement and it is well deserved.”

Andrew Lamb, Multisol’s European Key Account Manager, who nominated Miren for the award, continued: “Miren thoroughly deserves this award and I am extremely proud of her achievements.  It is very rewarding to see young enthusiastic people, such as Miren, come into the industry and to then watch them develop thanks to initiatives such as the UKLA CLC.”

Hugh Dowding, President of the United Kingdom Lubricants Association, explained the significance of this award: “The Young Employee of the Year award rightly recognises the next generation of leaders for our sector. Leaders that are vital in taking forward this vibrant, innovative and technically rigorous lubricant industry over its next period of development.  In an increasingly globalised world of intense competition and uncertain economic times, none so much as this year, tomorrow’s leaders need to possess the right mix of focus, determination, product knowledge and regulatory awareness that really adds value to their customers, their teams and their organisation.”