Tributes paid to TRO's client services director Tom Gentle

Tributes have been paid to Tom Gentle, TRO's client services director, who died on Friday (25 September) in a tragic sailing accident.

Tom Gentle was an avid cyclist and sailor (TRO)
Tom Gentle was an avid cyclist and sailor (TRO)

Gentle was fatally injured while preparing to sail in the 40th Yare Navigation Race in Norfolk.

The client services director was also a member of the agency’s UK board and had worked in the business since it was founded by Ian Russell in 1982. He was responsible for one of TRO’s longest-standing clients, General Motors.

While the agency did not wish to comment at this time, it stated on its website: "Tom had an absolute joie de vivre and an insatiable energy for everything he undertook. Passions included cycling, skiing and sailing, the latter which tragically took Tom’s life [on Friday].

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Tom’s wife, Sandra, family and friends, and of course his TRO family."

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