News & Press Releases

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

29 May 2019

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

2M house opening :The opening was attended by Chemical Industry leaders, STEM graduates and UK Government team (DIT.) 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,

28 May 2019

2M Holdings named Export Champions 2019

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,

02 March 2019

2M responds to Fire Crews’ request for help

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

17 July 2018

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

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 seeking opportunities to expand

23 February 2018

Dana: “My Year in Industry… and beyond” … at Surfachem, Banner Chemicals’ sister company.

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. In Banner Chemicals, we have been proud to hire many Science Graduates over the past few years for a variety of positions. We’ve also offer Year in Industry

05 January 2018

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

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

01 November 2017

Banner Chemicals’ 2M-STEM ambassador shows 100 students how Chemistry is used in Crime scene investigations

Encouraging young people to access a career in Chemistry is a key part of Banner Chemical’s participation in the 2M-STEM programme, set up in 2015 by 2M Holdings, parent company of Banner Chemicals. At the end of July, Jim Bell, Dispersions Development Manager and Specialty Chemicals Account Manager at Banner Chemicals, changed from Chemist to

05 August 2017

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

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

06 March 2017