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Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

A terrific winner, a proper character who is proud of his job

2017 champion Ron Hearn of JenningsBet (centre) and the other seven regional winners at Monday's BSMOY final
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Richard Ames, chief executive of SIS
It's fantastic to see such a level of experience, 40 years in the business! Being a good manager involves a mixture of enthusiasm and experience, Ron has both.

Julian Knight of Jenningsbet
It's a fantastic result for our company, the entire Jennings Group and indeed the hard-pressed independent sector. This is a good shop, well-run in an old-school, traditional way. Ron delivers a level of service some others can only aspire to.

Alan Byrne, chief executive of the Racing Post
Ron came over as a worthy representative of the entire industry and a great winner. Our warm congratulations to him and his team.

John McCririck, betting expert
A terrific winner, a proper character who is proud of his job and his customers. That's exactly the way it should be.

Bruce Millington, editor of the Racing Post
As a former Catford dogman myself, I imagine Ron must have been clerking at the track for John Humphreys when I was there too. He's an old-school employee who can settle properly and who also cares for his customers.

Paul Witten, SIS
I'm delighted that the independent sector, which is under such a lot of pressure, has lifted this award. Greg and Julian run a great ship at JenningsBet and will be so proud of Ron's achievement. We all wish him a wonderful year ahead.

Alan Delmonte, chief executive of the Levy Board
It's been a day of uplifting stories of people giving complete dedication, day-in and day-out, to the job. Ron is a great guy, with his appetite for the game still infectious. My congratulations.

Tony Smurthwaite, managing editor of the Racing Post
Ron came over as a lovely guy, genuine and a professional in making people feel special.

He's an old-school employee who can settle properly and who also cares for his customers
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