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Royal Visit! HRH the Duke of Gloucester vi…

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

24 April 2019

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, Engineering and Maths) programme, both of which have grown exponentially in the last few years. The opening was attended by Chemical Industry leaders, STEM graduates and UK Government team (DIT.)

The visit was instrumental in celebrating the successful growth of an export-based business supported by DIT (former UKTI) and supporting STEM.

2M was recently chosen by DIT as an Export Champion, recognising the tremendous growth of the company’s exporting achievements. The Group exports to over 90 countries and is the sole owner of world-leading brands of: PerkloneTM EXT (Oil & Gas product), TrikloneTM (aerospace product) & SurfacR (Personal care range of surfactants)

2M’s Chairman and CEO, Mottie Kessler MBE said: “His Royal Highness, the Duke of Gloucester’s visit send a very positive message to the Chemical Industry in the North of England. We may be an island but we are a trading nation at heart and will always be so.”

2M Export Director Dr. Maggie Kessler said: “I am delighted His Royal Highness has chosen to show his support for 2M – we are very proud of our export achievements and of our relationship with DIT”

By officially opening the 2M House in Runcorn, UK, His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester:
1.    Showed support for 2M’s efforts to provide STEM jobs and employment skills to young people in the North of England.
2.    Helped to encourage young people to choose STEM as future career
3.    Celebrated 2M’s success in growing a chemistry-based export business out of the North of England 
The 2M STEM programme has been running since 2016 and has seen circa 550 young people per year supported in accessing a career in STEM.

In designing 2M House, 2M decided to invest in a 2M STEM centre: A designated space within 2M House which includes a chemistry demonstration area, space for presenting to over 40 children and their teachers at a time.

Unveiling the plaque for 2M House and 2M STEM Centre

HRH unveiling the plaque for 2M House and 2M STEM Centre with Mottie Kessler MBE, Chairman and CEO

Note for educators: Teachers, schools or community organisations wishing to bring their students for Science demonstrations at the 2M house or looking for Science graduates to come into their schools should contact Group HR Director Liran Maller:

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