Brian Roper RIP. A great and humble man who all Bath will miss very much.— Charles Curnock (@charles_curnock) May 3, 2014
@charles_curnock Brian Roper RIP. As we pray for Margaret and the family we trust that Brian may rest in peace and rise in glory.— Bath Abbey (@bathabbey) May 3, 2014
All our thoughts are with the Roper family this weekend. We have lost a great friend. RIP Brian Roper— Bath Philharmonia (@bathphil) May 3, 2014
We are so sad to hear that Brian Roper died today. Like so many organisations and people in Bath, we are forever grateful for his generosity— Natural Theatre (@NaturalTheatre) May 3, 2014
So sad to hear the news that Brian Roper has passed away. A true champion for charities, we will always be grateful for his support.— Forever Friends (@ForeverFriendsA) May 3, 2014
Very sad to learn of the passing of Brian Roper, a great supporter of @bathcollege students. Our thoughts are with Margaret and family.— Matt Atkinson (@MattAtkinson1) May 3, 2014
RIP Brian Roper. Thank you for everything you have done for the arts in the city of Bath— Erica Pease (@ericalalapease) May 3, 2014
Mr Roper also leaves three grandchildren.When he was given his lifetime achievement award last September, he said: “We do what we do because I believe that businesses should contribute to their communities. It’s not enough for them just to pay their taxes. Businesses are individual wealth centres and they should take some of the load off the state and local authorities.”He had also been a Bath City councillor, a member of the University of Bath Council, chair of the trustees of the St Stephen’s Millennium Green Committee and president of Bath Liberal Democrats.In 2009, he was given an honorary degree by the university. At the time Professor Chris Riddoch from the university’s School for Health said in his oration: “Brian Roper is a very different type of businessman to the ‘profit at all costs’ stereotype. While of course any businessman must seek profit, Brian is possibly unique in the way in which he uses his business success to bring business and society closer together. In other words he ensures that his business re-invests in the community which feeds it. He is a truly principled business operation.”He was given the MBE in 2008.
Truly saddened to hear of the death of Brian Roper. An example to us all and a man whose generosity has helped so many people in Bath. RIP.
— Bath in Time (@bathintime) May 3, 2014