2M Holdings company awarded with Gaselle 2019

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 has fulfilled the above criteria, and therefore has been listed as ‘Gasellebedrift 2019’.

In light of this success, we would like to thank all of our team, customers and partners for making this possible.

About 2M

Founded in 2004, 2M Holdings (www.2m-holdings.com), is a portfolio of strong brand life science based companies, supplying chemicals and application knowhow worldwide. Surfachem Nordic has been part of the 2M Holdings group since 2014.

2M Holdings gets Sunday Times Top Track 250 Award

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 Award for Enterprise – International Trade, as well as Export Champion 2019, by the Department for International Trade’s Northern Powerhouse.

L-R: Mottie Kessler MBE, Chairman and CEO of 2M Holdings; Dr Maggie Kessler, Export Director of 2M; Colin Boyle, Group Financial Director of 2M.

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

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 and therapy service.

Getting talking with Spill

Did you know… 68% of people prefer communicating with others by message instead of face-to-face? Working with Spill allows our team to take control of their mental health and wellbeing in a convenient way over message. The app supports our employees in dealing with life problems before they become life-altering.

Spill | Employee success story

We caught up with one of our colleagues within the 2M group that has recently downloaded Spill. Here’s how they’ve found the app so far…

What was your initial experience with Spill?

“I recently signed up to the Spill message-based therapy app. It’s super easy to do – you simply download it onto your phone and it’s all very secure!

Why do you use Spill and how does it benefit you?

“I felt there were a few things going on in my life that I wanted help and clarity on. Initially, you are put in contact with a Spill member who asks you a little bit more about yourself and your reasons for wanting to explore the app. After a few messages you are then matched with a counsellor. From here, your counsellor will reply to all messages you send twice a week. For me, it’s working really well, and I’ve found it very helpful. The key thing to understand is that although no-one can sort everything out for you, they can give you different perspectives and ways to think about things. If you are thinking about giving it a go, I would say stop thinking and DO IT!”

Working with Spill

2M Holdings are delighted to announce that since our internal launch of Spill, we have extended our contract to continue providing our employees with mental health and wellbeing support.

Let’s keep talk about talking!

2M listed on Sunday Times Top Track 250 for 2019

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 also crowned with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise – International Trade 2019 in recent months, as well as Export Champion 2019, by the Department for International Trade’s Northern Powerhouse.

About 2M

2M Holdings (www.2m-holdings.com), is a portfolio of strong brand life science based companies, supplying chemicals and application knowhow worldwide.

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

Headquartered in the UK, the company has international presence in Benelux, Brazil, China, Germany, Ireland, Poland and Scandinavia. 2M export to over 90 countries.

As a company, 2M believe in the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education for young people. 2M actively invest in skills creation within our local communities and in creating access to careers in STEM in the UK and beyond.

2M supply the following industries:

Range of Surfactants for: Personal-Care, Household & Industrial Hygiene Cleaning

Aerospace and Aviation,

Coating,

Emission Reduction,

Flavours & Fragrances

Oil & Gas (Oil Refineries)

Pharmaceuticals

Precision Cleaning,

2M Holdings’ branded products include:

Surfac®, CleanAirBlue™ (AdBlue), MEC™-Prime, Perklone™ EXT, Pigmentan™, SamSolTM and Triklone™ LE

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

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 growth by 2M and in appreciation of 2M’s investment in young people’s access to a career in STEM, in the form of the 2M STEM programme, founded in 2016.

The event was attended by DIT and the DIT Northern Powerhouse representatives, 2M’s employees from across the UK and Europe and many of 2M’s customers and suppliers.

2M Celebrated winning the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, International Trade, with David Briggs, MBE, K.St.J , The Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire; Councillor Margaret Horabin, The Worshipful Mayor of Halton; The DIT’s representatives, 2M’s team, customers and suppliers.

David Briggs, MBE, K.St.J , The Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire told 2M’s employees:
“The Queen’s Award is the highest business award which exists in this country. What you have done, together and as a team, is to win the UK’s highest business award! “

2M makes space for Employee wellbeing

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 Relaxation sessions, which are expert led and designed to give employees an opportunity to decompress at work.

This is one of several initiatives which 2M is rolling our as part of its proactive approach to Employee Wellbeing.

The Group is also rolling out a free therapy programme for all employees.

2M’s new Relaxation zone at the 2M House

A Relaxation session at 2M House

2M’s Future Leaders Programme formulates for success!

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 and technical know-how are at the heart of everything we do and customers come to us for the value-add we provide them. It is key for our Future Leaders to experience first hand the wonderful innovations that occur at the Surfachem laboratories” said Mottie Kessler MBE, 2M’s Chairman and CEO.

Mottie also spent time with the Future Leaders, where the cohort met their 2M mentors.

2M Future Leaders blend personal care and homecare formulations

2M Future Leaders blend personal care and homecare formulations

2M Future Leaders blend personal care and homecare formulations

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

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 Large Business Award.

Richard has led Surfachem’s considerable growth and is active in many organisations across Yorkshire, which support and strengthen the region. He has led initiatives including flexible working and Leadership Development.

The finalists were drawn from across Yorkshire and the North East and represent the full spectrum of business and industry, from young entrepreneurs to experienced public and private sector leaders.

The winners will be announced at the IoD’s regional awards dinner in July and will go on to represent their region at UK Director of the Year finals.

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

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 in connecting the building blocks of everyday life. Britain is an island with a rich history of trading across the world. We hope to continue our international business, more and further, to deliver the essential building blocks of everyday life for hundreds of business worldwide.”

Dr. Maggie Kessler, Export Director and 2M co-owner said:

“2M Holdings winning the Queen’s Award for International Trade sends a very strong and positive message to the UK Chemical Industry in the North of England and we are very proud of our dedicated team and our partnership with DIT.”

2M would like to thank its excellent teams across the group, as well as its customers and suppliers for successful partnership.

HRH the Duke of Gloucester looking at the Export map of 2M Group, DIT’s Export Champions for the North of the UK. (Left to right: Mr Richie Laws, Technical Development Chemist, Dr Maggie Kessler, International Trade Director and 2M Group co-owner, David Briggs, MBE, K.St.J , The Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire, Mottie Kessler MBE, 2M Group founder, Mr Andrew Payne, Production Logistic and Mr Francis Tsika-Kabala Export Supply Chain Manager)

About 2M

2M Holdings (www.2m-holdings.com), is a portfolio of strong brand science-based companies, supplying chemicals and application knowhow worldwide.

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

Headquartered in the UK, the company has international presence in Benelux, Brazil, China, Germany, Ireland, Poland and Scandinavia. 2M export to over 90 countries.

As a company, 2M believe in the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education for young people. 2M actively invest in skills creation within our local communities and in creating access to careers in STEM in the UK and beyond.

2M supply the following industries:

2M Holdings’ branded products include:

Surfac®, CleanAirBlue™ (AdBlue), MEC™-Prime, Perklone™ EXT, Pigmentan™, SamSolTM,

Triklone™ LE