Mottie Kessler: Entrepreneur Of The Year winner, EY 2014

We are delighted that Mottie Kessler, Chairman and CEO of our holding group, 2M Holdings Ltd, has been named Ernst & Young’s North Region 2014 Entrepreneur Of The Year for Manufacturing.


“We are delighted that Mottie Kessler, Chairman and CEO of our holding group, 2M Holdings Ltd, has been named Ernst & Young’s North Region 2014 Entrepreneur Of The Year for Manufacturing.”

For further details on the EY website click here.

EY wrote:

“2M Holdings are a holdings company focusing on added value chemicals distribution and related services through its leading brands portfolio companies. Mottie’s business approach is “Buy and Build”; he takes a long-term view of acquiring good companies and making them into excellent companies. Mottie’s strategy of organic growth and acquisitions includes investment in organisational development, staff and sites, as well as continuous business improvement. Exporting to more than 65 countries, with products that are all made in the UK, is something Mottie is very proud of. “

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year programme is considered the world’s most prestigious business award and is held in more than 145 cities and in more than 60 countries worldwide. The Entrepreneur Of The Year programme is all about discovering exceptional companies and leaders that display the confidence, quality and aspiration to grow and prosper in the UK.

About 2M Holdings Ltd

International Branded Chemical Distribution and Related Services Companies

  • 2M Holdings was founded by Mottie Kessler in 2003 with a long term objective to grow a portfolio based on excellent companies with strong brands.
  • 2M Holdings Ltd ( is a leading international chemical distributor and a wholly owned private company headquartered in the UK.
  • 2M Holdings has 6 branded companies in 6 World-wide locations: UK, Ireland, Belgium, Poland, Norway, China.

1. Banner Chemicals ( )

  • Hydrocarbon & Oxygenated Solvents
  • Speciality Chemicals
  • Precision Cleaning

Producer of:

  • AdBlue® – reducing emissions and improving air quality
  • * Packed Chlorine Gas (Cylinders & Drums)
  • *TRIKLONE™ & PERKLONE™ (Chlorinated Solvents ) Products
  • * previously INEOS ChlorVinyls are now made exclusively under licence by 2M)

2. Surfachem ( )

Surfactants and Product Development and Formulation for:

  • Skin Care, Body Care, Hair Care and Shampoos
  • Flavours and Fragrances
  • Deodorants
  • Colour cosmetics
  • Car Care
  • Home Care
  • Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API), Excipients & Specialist Polymers
  • Oilfield
  • Industrial & Institutional

3. MP Storage & Blending (

  • Established for 30 years as “Marine-Partners” (ICI Partners)
  • Storage & blending vessels on 8 acre site
  • Nitrogen, steam facilities
  • Extensive warehousing
  • Waste transfer permit
  • Extensive laboratory facilities
  • Bespoke Blending & Toll Manufacture

4. Packed Chlorine ( )

Acquired from INEOS ChlorVinyls in 2013

  • Filling & Transport
  • Chlorine gas is liquefied
  • Filled into specialised cylinders and drums


  • Chemical synthesis / Chlorination
  • Drinking Water
  • Medicine and Safety
  • Plastics production

5. SampleRite ( UK

  • Unique sample management business
  • Sending confidential samples of hazardous and non- hazardous chemicals worldwide
  • In line with Aviation Authority regulations

6. SampleRite ( China

  • Safely send samples of hazardous and non-hazardous chemicals from China
  • An approved, audited sampling facility
  • Equidistant from Beijing and Shanghai
  • Close to the port so easy to ship to the West