News & Press Releases

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

Pigment Dispersion

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

Banner Chemicals UK acquires Stowlin Ltd

Solutions for metals surface treatment, cleaning and phosphating We are delighted to advise you that the shareholders of Stowlin Ltd and of Banner Chemicals Ltd UK have agreed to join forces. Banner Chemicals Ltd UK will acquire the entire share capital of Stowlin Ltd from Mr Nigel Sullivan. We are pleased that Nigel will continue

17 December 2014

Integration of Pigmentan Business into Banner Chemicals UK

Environmentally friendly anti-corrosive pigments Banner Chemicals UK and Pigmentan Ltd ( are pleased to announce that they have completed a Licensing Agreement to transfer all manufacturing and Worldwide marketing of the Pigmentan range of environmentally friendly anti-corrosive pigments to Banner Chemicals UK (part of 2M Holdings Ltd ( The Pigmentan product range is complimentary to

05 November 2014

Banner Chemicals Expands Technical Resources to North America and Asia

In early 2014, Banner Chemicals added Mr. Jonathan Tomassetti to the Precision Cleaning Solutions team. Mr. Tomassetti serves as International Business Development Manager supporting Banner’s aerospace, electronics, precision metal and vapour degreasing industries. Mr Tomassetti comes to Banner Chemicals with over fifteen years international experience selling and supporting precision cleaning technologies. He works out of

10 September 2014