Sandra Gilmartin crowned winner of the 2019 SIS/Racing Post Betting Shop Manager of the Year

Sandra Gilmartin has been named as the winner of the 2019 SIS/Racing Post Betting Shop Manager of the Year.

Sandra from “Paddy Power” in “Midlands & Wales” takes the crown from last year’s winner Lorraine Archibald of Ladbrokes following a very competitive competition. Sandra’s victory was the first for Paddy Power.

The eight Regional Champions representing Betfred, Coral, Jenningsbet, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, Toals and William Hill, all attended the awards ceremony on the 11th November 2019 at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel, London, after the final judging had concluded.

After being announced the winner Sandra said: “I’m not often speechless but I’m speechless. It’s beginning to sink in a little bit.”

Sandra first joined the betting industry in 2002 where she began her career as a cashier with BoylesSports before joining Paddy Power in 2012.

The judges said Sandra will bring an authentic, passionate voice to her role just when the industry most needs it.

SIS has been a key sponsor of the award throughout its 32-year history, which champions the best retail managers in the UK and Ireland.

Sandra Gilmartin will now embark on a very exciting and busy year ahead, with various public appearances lined up at sporting events and award shows across the country, as well as being flown out to Hong Kong for a key race day later next year.