'I have such admiration for Gary that I headhunted him twice to head my fashion department. His speciality was what he called "street couture".
'He has an extraordinarily effective approach to media relations, and handles situations with calmness, intelligence and humour. Just being in the same room as him can bring your blood pressure down.
'Gary's knowledge of the fashion business is outstanding, enabling him to take clients' brands to another level. His talent in leveraging the right influence channels to create the most interesting campaigns is second to none.
'He was a mentor to the younger staff, being generous with knowledge and support.' Gary Bott is now brand strategy manager at Globe-Trotter.