• 2M Group of Companies trial HVO fuel with Suttons Tankers as part of our commitment to sustainability.

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    Suttons Tankers running on HVO fuel reducing carbon emission by 80%. The 2M Group of Companies, in collaboration with Suttons Tankers as one of our major selected logistics partners, have embarked on a six-month trial using Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) as an alternative fuel aimed at decreasing carbon emissions. As key players in the chemical…

  • 2M Group of Companies Receives Prestigious King’s Award for Excellence in International Trade

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    2 times winner: King’s award 2024 and Queen’s award 2019 for Enterprise International Trade The 2M Group of Companies has been crowned with a King’s Award for Enterprise for its excellence in international trade, marking the second time the organisation has been honoured with this award. The Award programme, now in its 58th year, is…

  • 2M House Host Bring Your Child to Work Day 2024 

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    2M House recently hosted Bring Your Child to Work Day 2024!  Led by Dr Maggie Kessler OBE, Co-Owner & Banner Chemical’s Export Director, we welcomed young scientists and children of Banner Chemical’s staff to our head office in Runcorn for the day.  This year’s timetable included fun and engaging activities delivered by staff from across…

  • 2M Group of Companies to manufacture plant-based packaging in milestone partnership with Xampla

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    2M Group of Companies announces European partnership with natural material company Xampla. The collaboration will enable Morro materials to be manufactured at scale whilst leveraging the 2M Group of Companies’ European facilities & expertise. Sustainable, next-generation plastic free company, Xampla, has announced a partnership with the 2M Group of Companies to scale up the production…

  • 2M Group Owners Support Catalyst Museum’s STEM Education Initiatives

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    Dr Maggie Kessler OBE, Mottie Kessler OBE, and Liran Maller of the 2M Group of Companies, recently visited the Catalyst Museum, UK. They were invited to visit after 2M sponsored two elements on the museum’s interactive periodic table, as well as covering travel costs for two groups of young learners. Situated in Widnes, the Catalyst…

  • 2M Group of Companies acquires Warwick Equest Limited from The Lubrizol Corporation

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    The 2M Group of Companies has acquired Warwick Equest, an industry leading provider of “natural” stained fabrics for detergent testing, from The Lubrizol Corporation. Based in Consett, Durham UK, Warwick Equest has earned a stellar reputation for manufacturing an extensive range of stained fabrics, which are used worldwide in the development of high-performance detergents. Their…

  • The 2M Group of Companies Shortlisted for Three CBA Awards

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    The Chemical Business Association (CBA) Awards is an annual event to celebrate the efforts by companies within the chemical supply chain, and will be taking place on Thursday 23rd November in Manchester, UK. This year, the CBA have been celebrating 100 years of the association. 2M Group of Companies have successfully been shortlisted for 3 awards:Chemical Supply Chain…

  • 2M Group of Companies Exhibit at Careers Fairs!

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    The 2M Group of Companies recently attended two careers fairs in Leeds and Liverpool. Both events were a great success and generated a myriad of networking opportunities and great conversations regarding the 2M Group of Companies and the career opportunities across our group! Where did the careers fairs take place? At the Liverpool University campus…

  • Year in Industry Placement Student Interview

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    Give us a short introduction to you and your degree My name is Nick and since September 2022, I have been on a Year in Industry placement at Banner Chemicals, a 2M Group Company, in Liverpool. I am studying Chemistry at the University of Liverpool and will return to my studies at the end of…

  • 2M Group of Companies Acquires Laboratorios Prady Normapiel

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    The 2M Group of Companies is delighted to announce the acquisition of Laboratorios Prady Normapiel (Prady), a Spanish manufacturer of perfumes and cosmetics for the personal care industry. “We are thrilled to welcome Prady to the 2M Group family. Prady has a strong reputation for innovation and quality and this acquisition strengthens the 2M Group’s…

  • SampleRite, a 2M Company, Opens a New Sample Management Facility in Mainland Europe 

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    SampleRite, an industry-leading sample management expert for the chemical industry, is pleased to announce the launch of a new sample management facility in Germany.  This new facility, based in Wendelstein Germany, will enable SampleRite to further expand and offer services within mainland Europe. The new German site will also act as the point of contact…

  • 2M Group of Companies Expands Into the USA with 2M Laurichem

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    The 2M Group of Companies is delighted to announce its expansion to the USA with the creation of 2M Laurichem, a Delaware company wholly owned by 2M Holdings Group [“2M”]. The 2M Group of Companies, UK, acquired the assets and business of Laurichem, USA, a company representing producers of specialty ingredient to producers of Cosmetics…

  • 2M Group of Companies Wins Chemicals North West CSR Award

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    2M Group of Companies is proud to announce that we have won the Chemicals North West CSR Award for our outstanding commitment to corporate social responsibility. This award is a testament to our ongoing efforts to make a positive impact on the communities we serve, and we are honoured to be recognised for our achievements.…

  • 2M Group of companies at CHEMUK 2023

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    We are thrilled to announce that the 2M Group of Companies will be attending CHEMUK 2023, one of the largest chemical industry events in the UK. This event will take place between 10th – 11th May 2023, at the NEC in Birmingham, and it will bring together key players in the chemical industry, including manufacturers,…

  • 2M Group of Companies co-owners, Maggie and Mottie Kessler, receive OBE’s from HRH William, Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace

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    We are delighted to share the fantastic news that our co-owners Mottie Kessler and Dr Maggie Kessler received their OBEs at Buckingham Palace from HRH Prince of Wales, at an investiture in Buckingham Palace, for the Honour of Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). The award is in recognition of Mottie and…

  • 2M Celebrates Our Values with the 2023 2M Values Awards

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    As a company, the 2M Group of Companies encourages our staff to embody a certain set of Values. These values encourage each and every person to go above and beyond, and make sure that the 2M Group of Companies are efficient, ethical and respectful, to each other and to the world. The 2023 Awards As…

  • 2M Group of Companies expands Pan-European presence with Chemir (Spain)

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    Chemir (Barcelona, Spain) joined the 2M Group of Companies (“2M”) on 22nd December 2022, becoming 2M’s ninth European company. 2M has acquired majority equity in Chemir with Mrs. Mercè Rodríguez, the Managing Director, retaining equity. “Chemir has an excellent reputation and strong expertise in supplying Spain and Portugal’s Cosmetics Industries and we will support its…

  • Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (1926 – 2022)

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    The 2M Group of Companies mourns the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was an outstanding woman and a remarkable leader. For over 70 years she put communities and charity at the heart of her daily life and work. “It is with great sadness that on behalf of all…

  • 2M Holdings Ltd acquires Bregaglio S.r.l. (Italy)

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    2M Holdings Ltd (“2M”) is delighted to announce the agreement with Zschimmer & Schwarz Group to acquire Bregaglio S.r.l. (Italy). Bregaglio is an established distributor to the personal care industry in Italy. Bregaglio’s strong brand name and technical expertise is a natural fit with the Life Science distribution of the Surfachem Group, a 2M Group…

  • Maggie and Mottie Kessler (2M Group) made OBE’s in Queen’s Birthday Honours

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    We are delighted to share the fantastic news that both Mottie Kessler MBE and Dr Maggie Kessler have been nominated in the Queen’s Birthday 2022 Honours List for the Honour of Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). Both Maggie and Mottie will be made OBE at an investiture in Buckingham Palace later…

  • 2M Group of Companies awarded EcoVadis Certification

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    The 2M Group of Companies have been awarded a silver medal by EcoVadis in recognition of our sustainability achievements. The silver award places the 2M Group of Companies in the top 25% of rated companies. ​​​​​​EcoVadis assessment requires evidence (policies, procedures, and results) to be collected and presented in a pragmatic way. The assessment process rates across…

  • 2M Shortlisted for Northern Power Women Awards

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    The 2M Group of Companies are pleased to share that they have been shortlisted for various awards as part of this year’s Northern Power Women Awards. 2M has been shortlisted as part of the ‘Medium Organisation’ category, andLiran Maller (Group Director of Human Resources and Public Relations) has been shortlisted for ‘Transformational Leader’. A further…

  • Banner Chemicals Expands Celanese Distribution Partnership

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    Banner Chemicals, a 2M Group Company, are pleased to announce it has expanded itslongstanding distribution partnership with Celanese. Banner Chemicals and Celanese haveworked together in the UK for over 30 years. “The recent advancements in our distribution partnership highlight the strengthening of thislong-standing relationship. We look forward to growing together and distributing our extensiveingredient portfolios…

  • New Technical Development Laboratory – Surfachem

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    Since 2014, Surfachem, a 2M Group company, has provided help to the wider group and external customers with the help of a technical development laboratory. Technical Development Laboratory From starting in a small laboratory space at the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre (BIC) within the University of Huddersfield in 2014, Surfachem has since, invested in their technical capabilities…

  • 2M Supports Local Primary Schools in Latest STEM Project

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    In 2020, the 2M Group of Companies added Sustainability to its values. Since then, we’ve aligned our STEM efforts with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. One of our core focus areas within this UN framework includes providing quality education (Goal 4), whilst promoting gender equality (Goal 5) as we strive to educate everyone, no matter what gender, about the Chemical…

  • 2M Group Company, Surfachem, celebrates its 40th anniversary

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    1981, the first London Marathon was held with 7,000 runners, NASA launched the very first Space Shuttle mission, Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer got married and MTV started broadcasting in the USA. June 1981 also marks the date that Surfachem Limited, a 2M Group Company, was incorporated as a business. As Surfachem celebrates this…

  • Science Explained – Emulsions

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    Defining ‘Emulsion’ An emulsion is a dispersion of two or more immiscible liquids held in suspension by substances called emulsifiers. Types Emulsions can be used across a range of application areas, including Personal Care and Cosmetics, Household Cleaning and the Food & Beverage sector. Oil-in-water emulsion – An oil-in-water emulsion is a mixture in which oil (the dispersed phased)…

  • 2M Delivers Chemistry-Based Solutions for a Better World – Top 100 Global Chemical Distributor

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    The 2M Group of Companies have been ranked within the top 100 Global Chemical Distributors, compiled by the Independent Commodity Intelligence Services’ (ICIS) for the 12th consecutive year. The Group has ranked 56th in Europe, reflecting its increasing pan-European reach. The annual ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors list (in association with the FECC) features the world’s leading chemical distributors, ranked by global…

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

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    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…

  • Keeping our culture during a global pandemic

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    How the 2M Group of Companies embraced change to keep its team engaged *This article was originally published in Elements Magazine (Spring 2021) With a portfolio of Material & Life Science companies, the 2M Group of Companiies, which includes Banner Chemicals and Surfachem, is committed to delivering chemistry-based solutions for a healthier life today and…

  • Science Explained – Surfactants

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    Why are certain ingredients used over others? How can we enhance our formulations? Our ‘Science Explained’ series aims to explain the science behind commonly used ingredients, highlighting their properties and suitable application areas. Surfachem, a 2M Group company, is an international surfactant and speciality chemical distributor, offering an extensive ingredient portfolio, technical expertise and global…

  • Personal Care Trends | 2021

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    Personal Care & Cosmetics is a dynamic and emotive market that is firmly driven by consumers. Surfachem’s personal care experts have been scanning the market to identify and share the most influential Personal Care trends for 2021 and beyond. Here’s a summary of our findings. About Surfachem Surfachem, a 2M Group Company, is an international…

  • 2M Group Wins Chemicals Northwest Operational Excellence Award 2021 and Manufacturing Company of the Year

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    Chemicals Northwest has chosen the 2M Group of Companies as its Operational Excellence winner 2021 and Manufacturing Company of the Year. When the pandemic struck, the 2M Group of Companies wanted to help frontline workers and our local communities. From idea to manufacture in 10 days, we started to make hand sanitiser, anchoring expertise from across many…

  • Colleague Recognition Awards 2020

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    On Thursday 4th February, the 2M Group of Companies hosted its first Group recognition awards. About the Awards First introduced five years ago at Surfachem, a 2M Group Company, we recognised that the awards were a popular feature in the calendar. This year, awards were presented across the 2M Group of Companies to those that…

  • 2M Manufacturing – Latest Site Photos

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    Like our new look? Following the 2M Group of Companies acquisition of the Evonik Goldschmidt UK Limited site, we are proud to share our very new manufacturing facility. As 2M’s first manufacturing business, we look forward to the enhanced capabilities the site will offer. For more information about the site, please click here.

  • Banner Chemicals Exclusive Distributor for INOLUB™ PTFE Micro Powders, Produced by Gujarat Fluorochemicals GmbH

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    Banner Chemicals, a 2M Group Company, is proud to be the exclusive distributor for INOLUB™ PTFE micro powders, which are produced by Gujarat Fluorochemicals GmbH. Banner Chemicals will be the sole distributor for INOLUB™ PTFE in the UK and Ireland, from November 1st 2020. An industry leader with scientific expertise, Banner Chemicals will provide local…

  • Our Team – Self-Improvement September

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    Last month, the 2M team took on ‘Self-Improvement September’, a month to try something new and foster a mindset for personal development. From shed conversion, to fitness challenges, here are some of the 2M Group of Companies self improvement journeys… Our Team (Phil, Surfachem) During September, I have converted a shed into a ‘den/home’ for…

  • 2M Group Limited Acquisition Makes it Germany’s Nationwide Dry Ice Supplier

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    CE-O2 Trockeneis GmbH, a 2M Group Company, has acquired the dry ice business of Air Liquide Deutschland GmbH,  making CE-O2 Trockeneis GmbH a nationwide dry ice supplier across Germany. Air Liquide Deutschland GmbH’s dry ice business operates from 9 supply locations across Germany and will become part of CE-O2 Trockeneis GmbH. Supporting and enabling many…

  • Vision, Values and Strategic Goals

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    Following a strategic review, the 2M Group are proud to launch its co-ordinated vision, values and strategic goals.   Maintaining a portfolio of Material & Life Science companies, 2M strives to be a leader within the Chemical industry by connecting the building blocks of everyday life.    As the 2M Group continues to expand, we have introduced…

  • 2M Manufacturing: 2M Group Acquires Evonik Goldschmidt UK

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    28th August (Milton Keynes, UK) The 2M Group of Companies (www.2m-holdings.com) has acquired Evonik Goldschmidt UK Limited in Milton Keynes (United Kingdom) from Evonik UK Holdings Limited, a UK subsidiary of Evonik Industries AG. The site will be renamed 2M Manufacturing Limited and will retain all existing employees and assets. As the first bespoke manufacturing…

  • 2M Group Supports Children’s Wellbeing

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    Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2M Group has supported frontline workers, including nurses and teachers, by using our in-house expertise to manufacture and donate alcohol hand sanitiser.  As lockdown is eased, we want to encourage a national effort to put children’s health at the forefront of what industries do.  Before lockdown, we wanted to bring children into our sites, to learn about STEM. Now…

  • Diversity & Inclusion Statement

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    2M stand together with our colleagues, customers and suppliers against racism and discrimination in any form and at any time. Diversity and inclusion must always be at the heart of every civilised society and we strongly reject prejudice and racial abuse. As a chemical company, we understand how science provides a universal platform for collaboration…

  • BASF and 2M Group donate sanitiser in the North East of England

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    Working with partner 2M Group, BASF in the UK has donated 5 tonnes of hand sanitizer for use in schools, care homes, local councils and the NHS in the North East of England. The sanitizing product will help meet the increased demands needed to safely combat the COVID-19 pandemic. “When we learned of the supply…

  • 2M taps expertise for demand boost – 84th Biggest Chemical Distributor in the world

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    The 2M Group are delighted to have accelerated in the ranking by the Independent Commodity Intelligent Services’ (ICIS) Top 100 Chemical Distributors list for 2020.  The annual ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors list (in association with the FECC) features the world’s top chemical distributors, ranked by global and regional sales.   2M has advanced its position from last year, to now be ranked 84th globally. The Group…

  • 2M Group wins CBA Community Interaction Award

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    The Chemical Business Association (CBA) has chosen the 2M Group of Companies as its Community Interaction Award winner this year. The Community Interaction Award acknowledges major contributions to the community and is presented by the CBA to one of its members annually. This year the 2M Group has been recognised by the CBA for its…

  • 2M Letter to Business partners, suppliers and customers

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    To our Business Community, In these unparalleled and difficult times, we appreciate, more than ever, the bonds of our personal and business community and the contact from each other, in whatever form it takes. We are united in our worries but also in our hopes for the light at the end of the tunnel, which…

  • Supporting our frontline services

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    In these uncertain and unprecedented times, it’s difficult to predict what the future will look like. Despite this uncertainty the 2M Group, are supporting our communities by using our expertise to help save lives – #sciencesaveslives.  As a portfolio of Life Sciences companies, the 2M Group has seen a huge spike in demand as a consequence of the unprecedented…

  • Science Saves Lives – An Open Letter From Our Chairman & CEO Mottie Kessler MBE

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    Why we’re helping nurses, doctors and frontline staff to keep their hands clean  Whether you are working from home, working on the frontlines, homeschooling, isolating, or working on one of the key sites to keep the UK going, we are all in this together.  We watch the news like never before, though on some days we don’t watch at all because it can feel overwhelming. We hold…

  • 2M Group – Coronavirus Statement

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    At the 2M Group, we are continuously monitoring the global updates on Coronavirus (COVID 19) and will abide by all recommendations from the UK’s Department of Health; the World Health Organisation and the CDC. The safety of our communities, colleagues, customers and suppliers is of paramount importance for us so until further notice, we will…

  • SampleRite Ltd and Enorica GmbH announce Chemical Services cooperation

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    Industry leading sample management experts SampleRite (UK and China), part of 2M Services, owned by 2M Holdings (see www.2M-Holdings.com) and Enorica (Germany) will partner in a new service provision. This service provision will enable both companies to combine their strengths and act as the principal point of contact for chemical manufacturers and distributors across the…

  • 2M Holdings Ltd expands in Cosmetics Ingredients in France with Ingretech SAS acquisition

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    The 2M Holdings group of companies is delighted to announce the addition of Ingretech SAS (Paris, France) to its family of personal care specialty ingredients companies. Ingretech (www.ingretech.fr) was established 6 years ago by Aline Serre, Aldo Ravanelli, Alfredo Rocchi and Sergio Sala as a specialty ingredient and formulation know how distribution business supplying French…

  • 2M Holdings company awarded with Gaselle 2019

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    Surfachem Nordic, a 2M Holdings company, has been awarded with the Gaselle certification 2019. Gaselle 2019 Sponsored by Grant Thornton, Azets and Bisnode, the Gaselle listing criteria includes factors such as year on year revenue growth, increased size and turnover, and the maintenance of positive operating profit. We are proud to share that Surfachem Nordic…

  • 2M Holdings gets Sunday Times Top Track 250 Award

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    2M Holdings received the The Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 Award at a glittering ceremony in London on 20th November, 2019. The league table ranks Britain’s private mid-market growth companies with the biggest sales and was announced in October in the UK’s Sunday Times Newspaper and website. 2M was also recently crowned with the Queen’s…

  • 2M provide Free Therapy for All Employees as part of Wellbeing and Care

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    Mental health and wellbeing support At 2M Holdings, we want all of our employees to be both as happy and emotionally supported as they possibly can be. As part of a wider 2M group initiative, one way we do this is through working with Spill – a message-based app that offers a completely confidential counselling…

  • 2M listed on Sunday Times Top Track 250 for 2019

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    We are delighted that 2M Holdings has been listed on the Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 for 2019. The Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 league table ranks Britain’s private mid-market growth companies with the biggest sales. The league table is published in the Sunday Times Business section and website. 2M was…

  • 2M Holdings crowned with Queen’s Award at 2M House by Queen’s Representative

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    Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Representative, The Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire and the Worshipful Mayor of Halton, attended the 2M Headquarters in Runcorn, UK this week to present Mottie Kessler MBE and Dr Maggie Kessler, co-owners, with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, International Trade 2019.   The Award comes in recognition of the significant export…

  • 2M makes space for Employee wellbeing

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    2M has furthered its commitment to employee wellbeing with the recent introduction of Relaxation sessions and a dedicated Relaxation zone for employees. By redesigning the loft space at 2M House, recently opened by His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester, 2M has created a Relaxation zone which all employees can access. The zone makes possible…

  • 2M’s Future Leaders Programme formulates for success!

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    2M’s Future Leaders have been spending time at Surfachem’s Innovation Lab in the 3M Innovation Centre, Huddersfield University, as part of the 2M Future Leaders programme. The Future Leaders programme was developed by Liran Maller in 2017. It provides selected 2M Employees from across the 2M Group with unique training opportunities and leadership development. “Formulations…

  • Dr Richard Smith shortlisted for 2019 Regional Director of the Year Awards by the Insitute of Directors (IoD)

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    Dr Richard Smith, 2M Board Member, Group COO and Managing Director of the Surfachem Group, has been named by the Insitute of Directors (IoD) as one of the business leaders shortlisted for its 2019 Regional Director of the Year Awards. Richard, who has been Managing Director of Surfachem since 2012, has been nominated for the…

  • 2M Holdings win 2019 Queen’s Award for International Trade

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    2M Holdings have won the prestigious Queen’s Award for : Enterprise in the International Trade – in recognition of significant export growth. Recently crowned Export Champions 2019 by UK Government’s DIT (Department for International Trade) the Group has reached many new markets worldwide. Mottie Kessler MBE, Chairman and CEO said: “The Chemical Industry is essential…

  • Royal Visit! HRH the Duke of Gloucester visits to 2M House for the formal opening of Export Champion Headquarters and STEM Education Centre

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    His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester visited UK Export Champions, the 2M Group, on 1st April, to officially open 2M House, a new dedicated Headquarters for the 2M Group and for the 2M STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) programme, both of which have grown exponentially in the last few years. The opening was…

  • 2M Holdings named Export Champions 2019

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    2M Holdings are delighted to be named one of the 2019 Export Champions for the UK by the Department of Trade and Industry (DIT). The title recognises 2M’s export achievements and names the company an Export Ambassador for the UK. Secretary of State Dr Liam Fox MP, launched the Export Champion Community in Durham, UK,…

  • Brexit Update – February 2019

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    With approximately 5 weeks to go until March 29th and the United Kingdom’s intended withdrawal from the European Union, there is still seemingly little certainty as to what terms this exit will be under. As a result, 2M Holdings has implemented a number of contingency measures to mitigate against any interruptions to supply. Visit our brexit…

  • 2M Helps the Chemical Industry prepare for Brexit

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    2M’s Gal Maller, Group Head of Strategy & Corporate Development (including M&A) and Commercial Director of Banner Chemicals, has been helping companies in the Chemical Industry future-proof their businesses. Whatever type of Brexit occurs, the company says it will be well equipped to maintain its supply portfolio; based on growing experience of global import and…

  • 2M and young people solve the plastic problem through Chemistry!

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    The 2M STEM programme reaches circa 550 school children and young people in the North of the UK every year. The programme aims to increase their access to a career in the Chemical Industry and to inspire them to a career in STEM. In July, Jim Bell, Dispersions Development Manager and Specialty Chemicals Account Manager…

  • 2M responds to Fire Crews’ request for help

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    When Manchester’s fire crews battled fierce fires across the region, including Stalybridge, for over three weeks, 2M Holdings responded to their appeal. The fire had spread rapidly in the continuing UK heatwave. When the fire service placed an urgent appeal to the public for insect repellent and hats to protect the crews, 2M Holdings quickly…

  • Fully confidential outsourcing of your whole supply chain: One stop shop launched by 2M Services

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    In response to customer demand, 2M Holdings has launched a One Stop Shop of services for new and existing customers. The change provides customers with flexible solutions to their outsourcing needs. Customers can even outsource their entire supply chain to 2M Services and obtain more business with greater ease. The change means that in addition…

  • Mottie Kessler MBE, Chairman of the Chemical Business Association, summarises a year of progress and looks forward to another year as Chairman.

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  • 2M Holdings Ltd, group of companies, expands its presence in Germany, acquiring Franken-Kosmetik-Chemiehandel GmbH & Co. KG (Nuremberg, Germany)

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            2M Holdings Ltd (“2M”) is delighted to announce that, following its recent acquisition of Dusseldorf based company CE-O2 GmBH, it has now acquired Franken-Kosmetik-Chemiehandel GmbH & Co. KG (“FrankenChemie”), a privately held, distributor of specialty chemicals, based in Nuremberg, Germany. Mottie Kessler MBE, Chairman & CEO of 2M said: “2M is…

  • Dana: “My Year in Industry… and beyond” … at Surfachem, a 2M Holdings Company

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    As part of the 2M-STEM programme, we are proud to provide Year in Industry opportunities for young people wanting to access a career in the Chemical Industry. Following an Industrial placement with us, Dana secured a Year in Industry placement at 2M, which later led to a permanent role in our lab. She tells her…

  • Top, Safety, Health and the Environment (SHE) Award for Banner Chemicals’ and 2M Holdings’ Compliance Director

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    David Dalton (right) receives the Gerald Soane Award from former SIA Chairman Geoff Stamper Photo courtesy of Andrew Norman Britain’s Solvent Industry Association (SIA) has awarded David Dalton, Group Compliance Director of Banner Chemicals and its parent company, 2M Holdings, their prestigious annual Gerald Soane Award for Safety, Health, and the Environment at their Annual General Meeting in October…

  • 2M STEM programme shows 100 students how Chemistry is used in Crime scene investigations

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    Encouraging young people to access a career in Chemistry is a key part of the 2M-STEM programme, set up in 2015 by 2M Holdings. At the end of July, Jim Bell, Dispersions Development Manager and Specialty Chemicals Account Manager at Banner Chemicals, a 2M subsidiary, changed from Chemist to teacher for the day, as part…

  • The “2M STEM” programme wins top CSR award from Chemical Business Association for its work with 550 young people

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    The CSR programme of 2M Holdings, “2M STEM” saw a leap in the number of young people helped last year, with staff across the Group helping over 550 young people across the UK to access a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM.)   2M Holding’s staff volunteered in schools, universities, careers fairs and…

  • 2M Stands in Solidarity with victims of Manchester bombings to support Red Cross ‘We Love Manchester’ Emergency Fund

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    In solidarity with the victims and survivors of the Manchester bombings, 2M Holdings is raising funds for the ‘We Love Manchester Emergency Fund’. Donations will help the victims and survivors with emotional support, funeral costs and funds which will be needed over the coming weeks and months as they struggle to overcome the effects of…

  • Mottie Kessler MBE takes up post as Chair of Chemical Business Association, UK

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    Mottie Kessler is now Chair of the Chemical Business Association (CBA), a post he will hold until April 2019. The Association will be critical in liaising with the UK Government on Brexit and the implications of everything from regulation to trade agreements. “The Chemical Industry is one of the largest employers in the UK and…

  • Elevance Partners with 2M Holdings to Distribute Elevance Clean® Product Lines

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    Elevance Partners with 2M Holdings to Distribute Elevance Clean® Product Lines Woodridge, Illinois, USA (April 27, 2017) – Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc., which creates novel, high-performing specialty chemicals from renewable feedstocks, today announced its partnership with 2M Holdings as a new distributor for the Elevance Clean® product line to the household, industrial & institutional market…

  • 2M Holdings Ltd expands and builds presence in Germany, acquiring dry ice producer CE-O2 Trockeneis GmbH

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            Press Release:  2M Holdings Ltd expands and builds presence in Germany, acquiring dry ice producer CE-O2 Trockeneis GmbH (Düsseldorf, Germany) CE-O2 Distribution Truck 2M Holdings Ltd (“2M”) is delighted to announce it has acquired CE-O2 Trockeneis GmbH (CE-02), a privately held, long standing producer and supplier of dry ice to customers…

  • HRH Prince Charles gives Mottie Kessler MBE at Buckingham Palace Ceremony for Services to Industry and Exporting in the North West of England

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    Mottie Kessler recently met HRH Prince Charles, at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, to receive his MBE for Services to Industry and Exporting in the North West of England. The award is given for Mottie’s services to the Chemical Industry in the UK, including significant job creation and export promotion in the North of England…

  • 2M Group Announces another year of ‘2M STEM’ – Supporting young people access careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)

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    In 2016, the 2M Group helped over 550 young people access careers in STEM Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects in the UK, as part of its ‘2M – STEM’ programme. The Group has just announced it will be continuing the programme in 2017 and has pledged to support even more young people this…

  • MBE for Mottie Kessler, Chairman and CEO of 2M Group, in the Queen’s New Years’ Honours List, for Services to Industry and Exporting in the North West of England

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    We are delighted to announce that Mottie Kessler, Chairman and CEO of 2M Group, has received an MBE in recognition of his Services to Industry and Exporting in the North West of England. The award is given for Mottie’s services to the Chemical Industry in the UK, including significant job creation and export promotion in…

  • 2M Holdings Ltd: Modern Slavery Policy Statement – October 2016

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    Modern slavery is a crime resulting in an abhorrent abuse of the human rights of vulnerable workers. It can take various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking. The 2M Group has a zero tolerance approach to modern slavery and is committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency…

  • Mottie Kessler speaks to The Economist on optimism after Brexit, working through uncertainty and why Britain should embrace the Manufacturing and Chemical Sector

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    On November 8th  2016, Mottie Kessler, 2M’s Chairman and CEO was invited to be part of The Economists’ Panel on Exporting the UK middle market to the European Union and beyond. Mottie Kessler, Chairman and CEO of 2M Holdings at The Economist Panel The Economist wanted Mottie’s views on how trade…

  • 2016 A Trail Blazing Year for 2M STEM career outreach programme

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    2M has been praised for its efforts in 2016 to make careers in STEM a possibility for even more pupils, students and graduates

  • 2M’s Subsidiary, Surfachem, win International Business of the year 2016

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    On the 29th of September 2M’s subsidiary, Surfachem were crowned ‘International Business of the year’ by the Yorkshire Asian Business Association’s (YABA). International Business of the year acknowledges the strategy behind expanding into new international markets, sales achieved, new product development, and an innovative approaches to international sales. The award was presented in recognition of Surfachem’s continued…

  • 2M STEM Graduate nominated for Industry Award

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    As part of the 2M STEM Outreach programme, Surfachem’s 2M Subsidiary has been supporting Science students and graduates to gain access to a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). We are delighted that one of 2M’s Science graduates, Joseph Gregson, working in the Surfachem subsidiary, has been short-listed for a Yorkshire Chemical Focus (YCF)…

  • 2M Supports STEM for young people’s employment, with EY

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    2M’s subsidiary, Surfachem, hosted six school students in our laboratory at the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre in Huddersfield. The students were all participants on the EY Foundation Smart Futures programme. Smart Futures gives young people access to a great experience of work. It is a ten month programme offering paid work experience during Easter or…

  • 2M wins award for helping young people access STEM careers

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    2M is proud to be presented with the ‘Highly Commended’ award by the Chemical Business Association for the ‘Community Interaction Awards’ at the 2016 Annual Ceremony. The commendation was given for our efforts to help young people access Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) careers. CBA’s award given to 2M at the…

  • A message from Mottie Kessler, Chairman and CEO of 2M Holdings about the UK’s vote to leave the EU

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    24 June 2016, London   Dear Customers, Suppliers and Colleagues, While the UK has chosen to leave the European Union, we at 2M Holdings, an international group headquartered in the UK, will continue with Business as Usual. We are running a business which provides added value to our customers and suppliers. Our business is science…

  • 2M’s subsidiary, Banner, celebrates Leading Women from the Industry in its 2nd Annual Ladies Polo Day

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    [caption id="attachment_3429" align="alignnone" width="606"] L-R: Theresa Randall – Kluthe, Emma Bennett, Amy Smith, Rachel Arrowsmith, Nikki Brady, Chloe Chiocchi (Banners) Friday 20th May saw leading women from the Chemical Industry get together at Chester Race Course for the 2nd Annual Samuel Banner Ladies Polo Day. Companies from the across the UK were represented, in what…

  • 2M Chosen as an official distributor in the UK for Dow Europe

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    2M Holdings Ltd (“2M”) is proud to have been chosen as an official distributor in the UK for Dow Europe, covering their range of specialty solvents, ethanolamine and chelates. The extensive product list includes Dow’s leading brands DOWANOL™ E-Series, P-Series as well as VERSENE ™ VERSENOL ™ and CARBOWAX ™ Poly Ethylene Glycols. 2M will…

  • 2M’s subsidiary, Banner Chemicals, Finalist for International Trade Awards 2016

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    2M Holdings are delighted to announce that its subsidiary, Banner Chemicals is a Finalist for the International Trade Award at the Chemicals Northwest Awards 2016. The International Trade Award recognises Export achievements in the Chemical Industry and is sponsored by the UKTI. Dr Maggie Kessler, Export Director at 2M said: ‘This award nomination comes at a…

  • Mottie Kessler In the IoD Director Magazine

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    Following his Director of the Year Award in 2015, 2M’s chairman and CEO was profiled in the IoD’s Director Magazine in January 2016. Today we meet Mottie Kessler, chairman, founder and CEO, of 2M Holdings, who won the Mid-Market Director award… Mottie Kessler, chairman, founder and CEO, 2M Holdings Providing chemical distribution and related chemical services, 2M Holdings prides itself on…

  • 2M give Young People a helping hand into STEM careers, to strengthen our industry

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    Overcoming the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) skills shortage is vital to the health and survival of our industry. As a business with over 150 years’ history, we care about the long term. 2M Holdings therefore pursued a four-pronged approach in 2015 across our sites to ensure young people at each stage of early…

  • 2M Holdings support initiative to get more school children into Science

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    2M Holdings was proud to support the Catalyst museum once again, to help get more children interested in the Sciences and to increase the number of pupils choosing Science at A-level. ‘The UK currently has too few Science A-Level applicants but it’s a trend we can change if we, as an industry, help. I started…

  • Mottie Kessler Wins Director of the Year 2015 for UK Mid-Market Enterprise

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    Chairman and CEO of 2M Group of Companies, Mottie Kessler, wins national award from the Institute of Directors We are delighted to announce that 2M Holdings’ Chairman and CEO, Mottie Kessler, has been awarded the UK’s Mid-Market Enterprise Director of the Year by the Institute of Directors (IoD). Mottie Kessler wins…

  • Mottie Kessler Wins IoD Global Director of the Year

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    [caption id="attachment_583" align="alignnone" width="640"] L-R: Mottie Kessler, Dr Maggie Kessler, Paul Stowers – Deputy Regional Director, UKTI NW Mottie Kessler – Chairman and CEO of 2M Holdings & Dr Maggie Kessler – Global / export director for Triklone / Perklone products , with Paul Stowers – Deputy Regional Director at UK Trade and Investment (UKTI)…

  • Mottie Kessler: Building a Giant Quietly

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  • Banner Chemicals win Health, Safety and Environment Award

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    Banner Chemicals, one of 2M’s subsidiaries, has won the Health, Safety & Environment A..