Supporting our frontline services

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 Coronavirus pandemic. Disinfectants and sanitisation products such as hand sanitisers and surface cleansers, have proved essential at this time. 

Hand sanitiser 

A huge thank you to our frontline services for keeping the UK going at this time. We’d also like to thank our 2M team for making this initiative possible. 



With access to up-stream supply chain, we took the initiative to use our in-house expertise to make our own alcohol hand sanitiser. To make this possible, we used Surfachem’s technical laboratory in Huddersfield and MP Storage and Blending, our blending facility in Middlesborough. 

Over the last few weeks, despite stress and uncertainty, our team have done an amazing job. Our aim is to manufacture and fill over 20,000 bottles of hand sanitiser for donation. 

Development and production 

Prior to the outbreak, we are fortunate to have already developed, and stability tested a simple, but effective alcohol hand sanitiser. However, since then, producing the sheer quantity in such a short time frame has been a complete team effort. All of our teams from across the group have supported this initiative – from ingredient sourcing, to technical compliance and logistic teams. 

So far, we have helped… 

In producing this sanitiser, we have been able to protect our internal team, and provide invaluable donations to those that need it the most. Here’s a handful of the institutions that we’ve helped so far, recommended by our team across the 2M Group. 

  • A&E nurses who are working in Coronavirus wards – University Hospital of Derby and Burton NHS Trust, Samuel Johnson Community Hospital, Warrington & Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Countess of Chester Hospital 
  • Pharmacies – Poppleton Pharmacy 
  • The many amazing childrens’ social workers – Manchester Children’s Services 
  • Teachers who are still working to look after the children of key workers – Elsecar Holy Trinity Primary School, Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School 
  • Care homes and facilities which provide end of life care – Kirkwood Hospice, Astley Grange Nursing Home 
  • Foodbanks, giving emergency food and support – Jubilee Food Bank MH, Macro Based Diner