2M Latest STEM Initiative | Promoting Science in Local Primary Schools

The 2M Group of Companies has a long-term commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) education. Each year, we are proud to help over 550 young people to have access to a career in STEM.

Our Commitment

Over the last few years, we are proud to have:

Offered apprenticeships / Year in Industry placements to students from a range of disciplines

Sponsored and attended the Bradford Science Festival, a free-to-attend event offering science-themed content, activities, and demonstrations.

Established a STEM hub at 2M House, enabling live demonstrations and interactive learning

Before the first lockdown over a year ago, we wanted to bring children into our sites, to learn about STEM. Since then, we have had to think of new ways to educate and engage children.

Primary School Initiative

The 2M Group of Companies has recently partnered with the Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC) to promote STEM throughout primary schools.

Together, we strive to improve the quality of science education, enthuse school children and their teachers about science and enable schools and industry to work as one.

Our Involvement | STEM Ambassadors

With the support of CIEC, we are delighted to have partnered with 20 schools across the UK. We have despatched science kits to these schools to enable teachers to host enticing experiments and demonstrations, both virtually and in the classroom. Each kit will support the education of up to 30 children per class.

Within the 2M Group, we currently have 23 members of our team involved in this latest STEM initiative. All our STEM ambassadors have received training from the CIEC and are working towards delivering virtual lessons in collaboration with Science teachers. With virtual lessons set to take place at the start of the Summer term, we look forward to promoting STEM education and sharing the opportunities that the Chemical industry has to offer.

About 2M Group of Companies

Maintaining a portfolio of Material & Life Science companies, the 2M Group of Companies is committed to delivering chemistry-based solutions for a better life today and a better world tomorrow.  

Entrepreneur founded in 2004, the 2M Group of Companies is privately owned and led by Mottie Kessler MBE, the present Chairman and CEO and Dr Maggie Kessler, International Trade Director.  

The 2M Group of Companies focus on added value supply of products and applications based on know-how from the world’s leading chemical companies.

Headquartered in the UK, and with sites in Benelux, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Ireland, Poland and Nordic region, the 2M Group of Companies exports to 90 countries. The Group includes CE-02, Banner Chemicals, Ingretech, 2M Manufacturing, MP Storage & Blending, Packed Chlorine, SampleRite, Stowlin & Surfachem.  

The 2M Group of Companies provides customers with market leading commercial and technical expertise. This includes its application laboratories, technical teams, blending, storage and sample management services.

The 2M Group of Companies strives to emphasise equality and create opportunities by championing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education.  

2M Group of Companies Recognition  

· (2019) The Queen’s Award for Enterprise – International Trade 2019  

· (2020) The Community Interaction Award, an award presented by the Chemical Business Association (CBA) that acknowledges major contributions to the community, awarded for STEM initiatives.  

· (2020 & 2012) The Sunday Times’ Top Track 250 league which ranks Britain’s private mid-market growth companies with the biggest sales.   

· (2020 & 2019) Export Champion 2019, by the Department for International Trade’s Northern Powerhouse.