News & Press Releases

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

Surface World – Live 2017 – 22nd & 23rd March, Hall 7 NEC Birmingham – Booth M3

VISIT US AT BOOTH NUMBER M3 Surface World Live 2017 will be opening its doors on Wednesday 22nd March and Thursday 23rd March 2017. The exhibition is the UK’s only event dedicated to the surface treatment, product finishing and coatings industry. It provides a major showcase for the very latest technology and developments in this

03 March 2017

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

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

09 December 2016

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

Banner’s parent company, 2M Holdings, has been praised for its efforts in 2016 to make careers in STEM a possibility for even more pupils, students and graduates....

20 October 2016

Banner’s sister company, Surfachem, supports STEM for young people’s employment, with EY

Banner’s sister company, Surfachem, hosted six school students in our laboratory at the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre in Huddersfield this month. 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

18 August 2016

“We called for product on Friday morning and in the afternoon delivery was made to the offshore rig supply point. This is the only way we can operate in the demanding oilfield business.”

Oilfield service company buyer