“It is with great sadness that we heard about the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Roy Gilmore, earlier today.

Roy was a good friend to everyone who worked at the venue, organisers whose events came to the venue, and many of the visitors who attended those events.

His dry sense of humour and calmness in almost every situation will be very much missed by us all. As a tribute to Roy, we are posting the crest of one of his greatest passions, Tranmere Rovers.”

Jason Lunn, Venue Director, East of England Arena and Events Centre.