The Final 24 for this year’s Betting Shop Manager of the Year competition have been confirmed.
The managers through to the latest stage received a mystery shopper visit after which the top three candidates from each of the eight regions in Britain and Ireland were selected by the judges.
These 24 will now be invited to a day at the races at Haydock on October 20, where they will meet the judges for the first time and complete the next set of judging requirements. Eight regional champions will be chosen from this day.
Each regional champion, along with a key member of their shop staff, will then attend the final selection in London in November, which involves a question-and-answer session with the judges on the day before the final awards lunch when the winner will be crowned.
The winner will be invited to several key racing and betting events during their year as champion.
Final 48 managers
Anglia and South-East
David Barcroft, Bury St Edmunds, Paddy Power
Matthew Bishop, Haywards Heath, Betfred
Sachin Parayankottuveettil, Rainham, Ladbrokes
Gordon Champion, West Wickham, William Hill
Jacqueline Conlon, Norbury, Ladbrokes
Teelotmah Ketaruth, Thayer Street, Ladbrokes
Natasha Devlin, Cookstown, BoyleSports
Jackie Kerr, Dublin, Paddy Power
Tracy McLaughlin, Strabane, Ladbrokes
Midlands and Wales
Danielle Baker, Oswestry, Coral
Roxanne Connelly, Coventry, Paddy Power
Ann Rose, Cradley Heath, BoyleSports
North and North-East
Stacey Carnell, Barnsley, Ladbrokes
Tracey Maddison, Immingham, Coral
David Snowden, Sunderland, Paddy Power
North-west and Isle of Man
Anita Johnson, Wirral, Ladbrokes
Andrew Lord, Accrington, Coral
Steven O’Malley, Levenshulme, Star Sports
Jackie Cairnduff, East Kilbride, William Hill
Lyndsay Chalmers, Cambuslang, Betfred
Danny Morrison, Stranraer, Betfred
South-west and Channel Islands
Jason Gratton, Reading, Coral
Ryan McNaught, Plymouth Ladbrokes
Kelly Styles, Weymouth, Coral