Loving husband of Molly, and father to Lisa and Gary (dec), Eric was a true entrepreneur with a pioneering spirit.
His energy, business acumen, vision, and ethics were second to none.
Eric and Molly married when they were both 17, and after various jobs and career stops and starts, Eric decided to get out of the coal mines in Sheffield and head for a brighter future in Australia.
He was 23 when he embarked on forging a new life with Molly, and their son Gary.
He arrived in Melbourne as a professional soccer player, with talent strong enough to represent Victoria.
In the ensuing years, Eric, assisted and supported so well by Molly, created businesses, which evolved, expanded, retreated in harsh times, but were always driven by a man with contagious enthusiasm, amazing business acumen and a determination to succeed.
Eric purchased a flailing business in the mid 80’s, which had a product called Seasol, and with mountains of courage, tenacity and millions of dollars of investment turned it into the household name it is today.