THE final 24 of this year’s Racing Post/SIS Betting Shop Manager of the Year competition have been selected.
The 48 managers who made it through to the latest stage were narrowed down further by the judging panel which assessed a series of mystery shopper reports.
Among those nominated is Sue Copp from the Stanford-le-Hope branch.
We now have the leading three managers from the eight regions in Britain and Ireland, and these 24 will meet the judges during an informal lunch and day at Doncaster races on Friday, October 27.
The regional champions will be announced on Thursday, November 2 on SIS. The eight regional champions will be crowned alongside the overall winner at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower hotel in London on Monday, November 20 at the final awards lunch. The winner will be invited to several key racing and betting occasions during their year as champion.
THE FINAL 24
Anglia and south-east
Stacey Bridger, Aldershot, William Hill; Sue Copp, Stanford-le-hope, Coral; Mark Gamble, Cambridge, Ladbrokes.
Leanne Engstrom, Mile End, William Hill; Ron Hearn, Charlton, JenningsBet; Debbie Stevens, Harrow, Coral.
South-west and Channel Islands
Paul Budd, Exeter, Betfred; Victoria Love, Southampton, Ladbrokes; Kenny Smith, Bournemouth, Coral.
Midlands and Wales
Matt Andrews, Llanelli, Betfred; Carl Cockbill, Sutton Coldfield, Coral; Adrian Ward, Walsall, Paddy Power Betfair.
North-west and Isle of Man
Claire Doyle, Liverpool, William Hill; Anthony Slicker, Oldham, Paddy Power Betfair; Chris Stanier, Stoke-on-Trent, Coral.
Ashleigh Canning, Sunderland, Coral; Elaine Carter, Consett, Megabet; Amanda Rankin, Ashington, William Hill.
Calum Ewen, Aberdeen, Paddy Power Betfair; Iain Macpherson, Glasgow, Ladbrokes; Will O’Neill, Aberdeen, Ladbrokes.
Rory Daly, Cavan, BoyleSports; Carol Hanson, Ballymoney, William Hill; Conchur O’Rawe, Belfast, Ladbrokes.