Staff at the Royal Priors shopping centre in Leamington have paid tribute to manager Gerry McManus who has died after a short illness.
The centre has said: “Gerry was a fantastic presence in the centre and he brought his wealth of knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to his job every day.
“He was a hugely popular, much-loved and well-respected figure across the Leamington community and will be sorely missed.
“Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.”
Stephanie Kerr, executive director of BID Leamington, added: “Gerry was greatly respected and a team player who believed that when we work together in a town, we all benefit.
“He served on the BID Leamington Board since its inception ten years ago and his support, knowledge and experience was highly valued.
“While always proud of his Coventry roots, his passion for Leamington was unbounded and he had that special quality of being someone people loved to work with.
“As a good friend and colleague he will be fondly remembered and greatly missed”.