The final 24 of this year’s Racing Post/SIS Betting Shop Manager of the Year competition has been announced.
The 48 managers who made it through to the latest stage were narrowed down further by a judging panel, which assessed a series of mystery shopper reports.
We now have the leading three managers from the eight regions in Britain and Ireland, and these 24 will now meet the judges during an informal lunch and day at Doncaster races on Friday, October 21.
The regional champions will be announced on Thursday, October 27 on SIS channels in retail betting shops and on the SIS website.
Each regional champion, along with a key member of their shop staff, will then attend the final selection in London, which involves a question-and-answer session with the judges on the day before the final.
The final awards lunch takes place at the Carlton Tower Jumeirah on Monday, November 7 and the winner will be invited to several key racing and betting events during their year as champion.
Final 24 managers
Anglia and south-east
Paul Callaway Jenningsbet, Great Clacton
Josephine Donoghue Coral, Farnborough
Adam Shimmen Coral, Ramsgate
James Maloney Star Sports, Mayfair
Luke Starke Paddy Power, Colindale
Danielle Westacott William Hill, Carshalton
Stephanie Brown BoyleSports, Cavan
Graham Fitzpatrick Paddy Power, Carlow
Maryanne Withers Ladbrokes, Larne
Midlands and Wales
Hayley Hallam Coral, Wolverhampton
Debbie Spick Betfred, Mansfield
Andrew Withington William Hill, Ilkeston
North and north-east
Lisa Blake Coral, Durham
Donna Faill William Hill, Whitley Bay
Melanie Puckrin Ladbrokes, Middlesbrough
North-west and Isle of Man
Aaron Coussell Ladbrokes, Manchester
Steven Haines Betfred, Prescot
Paolo Temperini Star Sports, Manchester
Rhys Jeffrey Scotbet, Edinburgh
David Morley William Hill, Glasgow
Margaret Taylor Coral, Larkhall
South-west and Channel Islands
Karina Begley William Hill, St Helier
Debbie Scotting Coral, Basingstoke
Jacqueline Wilkinson Paddy Power, Swindon