Build-focused firm Eco creating 25 jobs with new HQ in Dumfries and Galloway

An expanding build-focused family business is creating up to 25 jobs by building its own "state-of-the-art" headquarters.

An artists impression of how the 'state-of-the-art' headquarters at Annan will look. Picture: contributed.

Eco, run by entrepreneur Eddie Black, is building its own 3,000-square-metre base in Dumfries and Galloway, where it will house 80 staff.

The new HQ, situated at Annan Business Park, is under construction and due to be open in the summer.

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The entrepreneur said he chose the location in part because of his belief in the quality of the local workforce, and the site’s proximity to markets across Scotland and the north of England. “We have done the whole headquarters project ourselves," he added.

Eco describes itself as an expert in every aspect of a build, from finding sites, to pre-plans, design, build, fit-out and furnishings, and it has bases in Creca, Dumfries, Carlisle, and Mealsgate near Cockermouth.

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The majority of the Eco team will all be brought under one roof at the new Annan HQ, with the exception of the company’s Ghyll House furniture restoration business, which will remain at Mealsgate.

Black said the firm is eyeing further growth and diversification into new markets.

His wife Nicola the company’s HR director, and their daughter Estelle and son Ethan also work in the business.