A network of brightly coloured buses, a massive focus on customer service and innovation have helped us reduce car dependency for access to Reading. Just like Reading’s retailers, we love our customers! We’re proud to support the retailers of Reading every day – bringing staff and thousands of customers to the shops, restaurants and other attractions that make Reading such a great place.

Hammerson has been creating and managing some of the most exciting retail destinations and office buildings in Europe for over 50 years. Our strategy is to create value by developing and actively managing high quality properties to meet the needs of our occupiers, our partners and our shareholders.

One of the first community interest companies in England, Reading UK CIC reconfigured into an Economic Development Company (EDC) in July 2007 and is now part of the government’s EDC Network. Its purpose is to promote and sustain the economic development of Reading to achieve sustainable prosperity for those that live, work, play, visit, do business and invest in the area.

At Genting Casino Reading we consider ourselves Reading’s premier gaming destination and so are always looking for new ways to improve service to our customers, whether it is with state of the art gaming technologies or updating in-house processes to deliver the most efficient and beneficial service possible throughout. Therefore, we are extremely proud to be able to sponsor the Innovation in the Marketplace Award at this year’s Reading Retail Awards as it is something that is very close to our hearts.

The Car Wash Company (GB) Limited are extremely proud to be one of sponsors of the 2016 Reading Retail Awards. The awards recognise the most successful local retail businesses in Reading so it is fitting that we support them. In 2011, The Car Wash Company was a small, independent start up company and opened its first site in Reading within The Oracle Shopping Centre. Through developing a strong partnership with the team at The Oracle shopping Centre, as well as offering a brand new car wash service to the customers of Reading, we have had some big successes over the last 4 years and this partnership has allowed our small business to flourish. We now have 22 sites from Portsmouth to Inverness and employ over 200 people. None of this would have been possible without the support of the people and businesses in Reading supporting our start up company.
Tel: 0844 3352001

As an independent, local business, Aspire is proud to be sponsoring the Independent Retailer of the Year Award, which recognise the unique qualities that independents bring to a community and the retail industry

Aspire Clinic is a prestige non-surgical cosmetic clinic offering medical and aesthetic procedures using the most advanced technology and products that achieve natural looking results. Whether it’s procedures to sculpt the body, remove wrinkles or unwanted hair, or simply rejuvenate your skin, Aspire’s expert staff deliver treatments to ensure clients look and feel the version of themselves that they really want to be. Aspire, which is based at the esteemed Madejski Stadium and Hotel, is also renowned for its CoolSculpting treatments. CoolSculpting is the world’s number one non-invasive fat removal treatment that eliminates stubborn fat without surgery or downtime.

Premier & Angels provides high quality driving lessons and intensive driving courses within a 10 mile radius of Reading and Basingstoke in Berkshire. Established for over 30 years, our instructors are fully approved by the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency and are reliable and professional at all times. Male and female driving instructors are always available and we also offer both manual and automatic vehicle driving courses. All instructors and vehicles are UK registered and fully insured. Learn how to drive and pass your driving test quickly and safely with our wide range of flexible driving lessons and courses.

Subway is growing rapidly and is the number one franchise in the world. We serve a fresh and healthy fast food option that is prepared in front of you. In 1998 Subway Friar Street was the 6th store to open in the UK, there are now over 2,000 Subway store’s across the UK. I have been serving the community of Reading ever since and now have 6 stores across the Reading area. We not only offer a healthy fast food option but we also cater for businesses and private functions.

Specsavers Opticians and Audiologists are delighted to announce its sponsorship of the Health, Beauty & Wellbeing category at this year’s Reading Retail Awards.
Specsavers, located in Broad Street, recognises that customer service is paramount and expects this category to be well-represented by businesses who all strive to give Reading residents a professional service and great choice of quality products.
Specsavers in Reading emulates this sentiment at all times too, and understands that customer recommendation and satisfaction is paramount to its ongoing success.
Boasting over 30 years’ heritage in Reading, store director Don Watts and co-owner Ravi Bhardwaj are at the forefront of the store’s success and is proud to be one of the largest stores in the UK with an 80-strong team.
Its flagship status ensures everyone benefits from the latest cutting edge technology in optical and hearing services, and is always evolving to bring to market new, exciting innovations.
Supplementing their professionalism is a fantastic range of affordable and designer frames that cater for toddlers’ needs right up to grandparents.
Says retail director, Don Watts: ‘We are proud to be part of the Reading retail community.  Our store has a local feel – all store directors and managers are ‘Trained in Reading’ and our spectacles that are finished to the highest possible standard at our on-site laboratory benefit from a ‘Made in Reading’ guarantee.’
Our sponsorship of this year’s Health, Beauty & Wellbeing category is an honour for us, to celebrate businesses like ours who strive for excellence every day of the week.’
Tel: 0118 956 9001

“Select Car Leasing are regarded as one of the UK’s leading independent specialists for car and van leasing. Established in 2004, we have now supplied lease vehicles for over 12 years to thousands of satisfied customers. Our team of friendly and professional consultants are there to help you with any questions you have from your first enquiry to the delivery of the vehicle. With an excellent 9.7/10 rating on independent review site TrustPilot and referral rates amongst the highest in the industry we pride ourselves on putting you first. By working closely with manufacturers, large motor groups and key finance partners we are able to achieve this while offering some of the most competitive rates in the market place.”