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.