FILE: Eddie Black

Group Managing Director, Eco Group

Eddie spent 20yrs as a Fisherman and Trawler Captain before becoming the Managing Director and Founder of an extremely diverse group of companies, ECO.

Eco-Genics specialist Dry Ice Cleaning was Founded in 2010, starting from home with just 2 people. Over the years ECO has created jobs for over 55 employees across a range of business which encompass; Dry Ice Cleaning, Dry Ice Manufacturing, Training, Communications and IT, Construction and Design, Furniture and Fit Out, Process Solutions, Brand Development and Upholstery.

ECO have built their own state-of-the-art new headquarters in Annan. As well as securing a 10 year- multi million pound contract with a major blue-chip client. The investment in the local region is over £5 million and will create a further 20+ jobs. Team ECO are a solutions business and have no intention of slowing down. ECO is involved with forward thinking, next generation technologies and is looking to bring some of these technologies to the South of Scotland. Ethics and values are at the forefront of ECO. Eddie is a straight talker, disruptor, lateral thinker and determined that everything ECO does creates added value and has purpose.

Eddie is an entrepreneur born and bred in Dumfries and Galloway. Eddie is creating a legacy range of businesses.

Eddie joined DGC Board of Management in April 2021 and sits on Finance and General Purposes Committee and Learning and Teaching Committee.