MATT HOWE from Ladbrokes, Birmingham, is the new Racing Post/SIS Betting Shop Manager of the Year.

He received his award on Monday afternoon from Matt Dawson, the former England rugby union international and follows Ladbrokes colleague Adam Hurley, who took the title last year from his Cheltenham shop.

He is the 28th winner of the prize, Ladbrokes having now won it five times while Coral have secured it on ten occasions. It is the first time that Ladbrokes have taken it for two years in a row.