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Eco Group hires SCDI's South of Scotland manager as group opportunity strategist



Scottish solutions business Eco Group has appointed Gary Robertson in the newly created role of group opportunity strategist.

He will be expected to work with companies in its portfolio to drive growth and identify new opportunities for expansion.

Robertson will join the Annan-headquartered firm from his role as South of Scotland manager for the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI).

He will be expected to use experience in the public and private sectors to build and develop relationships and explore partnership and funding opportunities, as well as supporting Eco’s managing director Eddie Black and the rest of the senior management team.

Before joining SCDI, Robertson spent much of his career in business development and leadership roles within the communications and IT sector.

Robertson said: “Eco has demonstrated its capacity for change and innovation over the past 18 months by investing in new businesses and expanding into new sectors during the pandemic, while still delivering on its established businesses.

“That ethos of looking forward, creating opportunities and building aspirations for people is shared by the whole Eco team.”

Eco operates in a range of sectors across the UK, delivering multiple products and services for commercial, industrial, public sector and residential customers.

In the past 18 months, the company has built a new headquarters in Annan – due to open later this summer – launched a new industrial solutions business, acquired an IT business and recruited several new members to its team of 80.

Eco founder Eddie Black said: “We’re delighted to welcome Gary to the Eco team and are thrilled to have a strategist of his calibre and experience on board to help shape Eco’s ongoing success.

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“Gary’s appointment is another pragmatic way Eco is looking to drive growth and do things differently to ensure our ambitions are realised.”

Eco’s services include emergency response solutions, dry ice blasting, manufacture and supply, bespoke training systems, communications and IT, process solutions, creative design and marketing.

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