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  • Chris Hope: Daily Telegraph Chief Political Correspondent  “an excellent PR guy … has done a terrific job in explaining what is going on to the Press.

  • Nigel Farage: “always on call, always honest and always loyal.”

  • Iain Martin: The Times Columnist - “Gawain Towler did an extraordinary job brilliantly”

  • David Campbell Bannerman MEP:  Conservative - “one of first to value social media”.

  • Mark Wallace: ConHome - “a highly effective combination of very hard work, good-natured affability and sharp news judgement… His new enterprise will apparently be advising private clients on how to handle crisis communications – something to which his experience has left him uniquely well-suited.”

  • Guido Fawkes:  “It is no exaggeration to say Gawain is one of the press officers most respected by political journalists over the last decade… Gawain is setting up a reputation management consultancy named CWC, which stands for “Crisis, What Crisis?”, and prospective clients will be making a canny choice.”

  • Kevin Maguire: Associate Editor, Daily Mirror - “smart, engaging and trustworthy”.

  • Kate Fergusson: Daily Mail - “Popular with the press pack, he helped make Ukip one of the easiest parties to work with and helped ensure them press coverage”.

  • David Jack: The Times - “a man who never makes a drama out of a crisis”.

  • Tom Newton Dunn: Political Editor, The Sun - “there can be no cooler (or more experienced) head than yours for crisis management.”

  • Julie Moore: Producer LBC - “An absolute joy of a man to work with”

  • Isabelle Hardman: Assistant Editor, The Spectator - “Always a gent and always happy to help.”

  • Phil Hornby: ITV Meridian - “always accessible, always friendly, always helpful, a press officer like no other!”

  • Dan Hodges: Columnist Mail on Sunday - “was always professional, always helpful and a proper gent.”

  • Joel Taylor: Editor Metro - “always been a pleasure to deal with”.

  • David Grossman: Editor BBC Newsnight  - “Always friendly, fair and as helpful as you could be”

  • William Foxton: Daily Telegraph - “the best press chief in Westminster. A nigh impossible brief delivered with endless indefatigable charm.”

  • Peter Allen: Paris correspondent - “Outstanding professional & terrific person too. CWC will be huge.”

  • Peter Walker: Guardian - “Gawain was always fair and open, even to me at the Guardian.”

  • Giles Dilnot: Former BBC, “a proper gentleman, heart of gold and has my full respect. Down to earth, and honest too”.

  • Paul Twinn: BBC News - “consistently courteous, cooperative and fun”

  • Lobby source:  "Gawain was that rare breed of press officer, one who would always answer the phone to you and tell you what he actually thought. Whatever the story - and there lots of bad ones from a Ukip point of view - he always remained remarkably good-humoured and happy to help. He was one of a kind.

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