News & Press Releases

Banner’s parent company, 2M Holdings, chosen as an official distributor in the UK for Dow Europe

Banner Chemicals is proud that its parent company, 2M Holdings Ltd (“2M”) has 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 ™

30 March 2016

Banner Chemicals and TETRA Chemicals Europe AB Announce Liquid Calcium Chloride UK Distribution Agreement

Banner Chemicals and TETRA Chemicals Europe AB are proud to announce their partnership to produce, promote and distribute liquid Calcium Chloride, into UK Industrial markets. TETRA Chemicals is the global leader in the production and marketing of Liquid Calcium Chloride. Banner Chemicals are a highly trusted distribution leader in the UK with extensive applications knowledge

23 March 2016

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Banner Chemicals named Finalist for International Trade Awards 2016

Banner Chemicals’ Export team are very proud to be named as finalists for the International Trade Award by Chemicals Northwest Awards 2016, in recognition of their Export achievements. Dr Maggie Kessler, Export Director at Banner Chemicals said: ‘We are excited by this award nomination as it comes at a very special time for the export

08 March 2016

Mottie Kessler in National Magazine

At the end of 2015, Banner’s MD and owner, Mottie Kessler, was awarded Director of the Year Award by the UK’s Institute of Directors (IoD). In their January 2016 magazine, the IoD interviewed Mottie and with a special mention of the story about Banner Chemicals’ pivotal early days as a 2M subsidiary, it’s a must-read!

14 January 2016

Banner’s support for job creation and skills raising in our Industry over 2015

As a business of over 150 years’ history, Banner Chemicals views itself as a long term player in the industry. We are determined to help combat the UK skills shortage in Science and STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.) In 2015 we helped the following: 85 School pupils through ‘chemistry in action’ day at

23 December 2015

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Banner Chemicals helps get children interested in Chemistry

Banner Chemicals have been based in the North East of England for over 10 years and we are working alongside government initiatives, to get more children interested in Sciences. ‘We know that not enough school children consider taking up Science at A-level and as an industry, we will face a real skills shortage if we

27 November 2015

Banner Chemicals wins Health, Safety and Environment Award

Banner Chemicals has won the Health, Safety & Environment Award from Chemicals Northwest. The award is for Banner Chemicals’ special initiative in ensuring safer packaging practices along the supply chain, in accordance with the ADR regulations for appropriate ullage space, preventing overfilling in transit or storage. The initiative goes further than regulatory requirements, by extending

26 March 2015

Winner: Global Director of the Year

We are proud that Mottie Kessler, the Chairman and CEO of 2M Holdings, has been named the Global Director of the Year by the Institute of Directors (IoD) NW UK. Mottie was also a Finalist for IoD’s Science & Innovation Director of the Year. The IoD Director of the Year Awards celebrates the best of

01 March 2015

Finalist: IoD North West Director of the Year Awards 2015: Science & Innovation Director Global Director

We are delighted that Mottie Kessler, the Chairman and CEO of 2M Holdings, is a finalist in the IoD Director of the Year awards for both the Science & Innovation and the Global Director awards. The North West Director of the Year Awards celebrates the best of the best across British businesses and directors at

12 January 2015

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