The Reading Retail Awards now in their 4th year, have been designed to recognise and reward outstanding retailing in the borough of Reading even in these challenging economic times. They are impartial, independent and objective awards designed to engage all retailers large or small.
All retailers from the large multiples and department stores through to independents selling a wide selection of products and services in the centre of town, out of town, rural locations and virtual stores based in the Reading Borough are eligible to enter.
The awards are free to enter and are open to retailers of all descriptions and sizes within the area's day & night time economy, from beauty salons and bakers, to cafes, car dealers, record stores and DIY. They are aimed at encouraging more people to shop and spend in the Reading Borough and will feature four awards whose winners will be chosen solely by public vote and 7 industry awards that will be open to retailer nominations.
Back by demand is the notable category of Restaurant of the year which will be awarded to a more formal dining venue as voted for by customers. This category will once again be judged by Mitchelin Star chef Daniel Galmiche who will join the judging panel to cast his expert eyes over the nominations in this category.
The winners of all of the award categories will be chosen by an independent judging panel of experts and all those short listed will be invited to attend a glittering awards ceremony on the evening of September 7th at The Hilton Hotel, Reading.
As a special thank you to the public for having their say, one lucky voter chosen at random will receive £100 cash to spend on their next shopping spree!