A slimmer has been voted ‘Man of the Year 2014’ after losing the equivalent of 38 bags of sugar in weight.

Paul Bax, 32, of Heriot Way, Great Totham is manager of Shoe Zone on Maldon high street.

He joined Slimming World in May 2013, has lost six stone and been voted Heybridge Slimming World’s ‘Man of the Year 2014’.

Paul said: “Since losing the weight I feel like a new man.

“It has given me more energy and I feel great.

“It was a very close competition with eight other men who all deserved to win the award but winning was fantastic.”