Agency head in fatal car crash

Tim Gasson, founder and managing director of agency Absolute Corporate Events and chairman of the Hotel Booking Agents Association has been killed in a car accident last Sunday. “The thoughts and sympathies from us all in Nottingham, Box and Melbourne go to Tim’s family and friends,” said Absolute Corporate Events business development director Amanda Stranack. “We have all been hugely touched by this truly remarkable and warm-hearted man who was so inspirational to us all.” “Tim was greatly admired by all of the HBAA for his input into the association,” added vice chair Sue Burgess. “Not only did Tim build a hugely successful event management company, he also worked tirelessly to promote the association and to build professionalism within the sector. Tim’s enthusiasm, meticulous attention to detail and fun attitude will be sorely missed by all of us in the industry. His selfless demeanour and ability to smile during the toughest of times will be left with us – acting as a way forward for us all in these very sad times. Our sincere condolences go to his family and friends.” Gasson set up Absolute Corporate Events in 1995 after studying hotel management and developing his passion for the hospitality sector. He went on to grow it into one of the UK’s leading event management agencies, with offices in the UK and Australia as well as taking on his role as chair of the HBAA last year.

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