EDC Holdings Group (EDCH) is a group of international multidisciplined organisations providing strategic management, financial, engineering and commercial support to governments and industry world-wide.
1990: The Company was established as European Developments Corporation (EDC) under the auspices of the EEC to offer a comprehensive service and a programme of stability to European industry following the crash of "Eastern European Economies". These services included, inter alia, strategic development, operational efficiency programmes, financial and management restructuring, human resource development, information technology, technology procurement and transfer, designing of new processes or updating existing operations, assistance in export promotion and support in surviving in the varied global environments.
1995: Ownership was transferred to Dr Cowley, who had helped to establish EDC in 1990 of which he had been the CEO. It expanded its original geographical base and offered corporate advisory and restructuring services to industry outside of Europe and became particularly active in Russia, Africa and Asia.
2001: The name was changed to EDC Holdings Ltd as a result of EU regulatory changes, having expanded its operations globally.
2013: EDC Holdings Group established the Energy Mining Advisory Partnership, (EMAP) specifically to work with stakeholders of distressed assets in the natural resources sector to re-strategise and restructure from a Risk Management vantage as opposed to traditional output and growth strategies, allowing it to concentrate on other industrial sectors.
2016: The Company established an association with Cedrus Investments, a leading provider of investment and financial advisory services, Dr Cowley becoming a member of its Investment Advisory board.
2017: European Development Corporation was re-established to deal specifically with government privatisation policy, public sector reform of state owned enterprises and in developing and implementing national industrial recovery programmes.
2018: Technical Audit was established to enhance operations in the primary metals, manufacturing and natural resources sectors working with clients to improve the engineering cycle from mining to extraction, through processing and application, to recycling and recovery.
2019: Energy Mining Advisory Partnership established a sister company based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia "Energy Mining Advisory Services sdn.bhd" to take advantage of opportunities in South East Asia.