Mr Quick retired in July 1999 as director of public relations at the Quicks Group, the family company. He was the after dinner speaker at last year's Automotive Management Awards – his 'fee' was a donation to the hospital's New Heart-New Start Appeal.
Appeal manager Ann Stuart paid tribute to Mr Quick who had been chairman of the appeal committee for five years. She said the hospital would have a 16-bed Jim Quick Ward.
“He was the supreme ambassador for the appeal,” she said. “After his transplant, Jim worked tirelessly to help others have the same chance of a new lease of life that he was given.”
A Quicks Group spokesman said Mr Quick was regarded throughout the business with affection and respect. Mr Quick leaves a widow, Elaine, and two children – Andrew (a banker) and Sarah (an actress).