THERE were tears, there were cheers as the winners of this year's Reading Retail Awards were announced.
More than 270 people applauded and congratulated as the finalists were called up at The Hilton Hotel in Reading tonight.
Crowds were entertained by Bobby Davro who performed a brilliant line-up before handing over to Sangeeta Bhabra from ITV who hosted the awards.
Service With A Smile: Lisa Edwards Hair and Skincare
The Shop I Can't Live Without - Out of Town: Tue Food Community Cooperative
The Shop I Can't Live Without - In Town: Lakeland
My Favourite Coffee Shop: Whittingtons Tea Barge
The Lovely Lunch: Tutu's Ethiopian Table
Restaurant Of The Year: Cote Brasserie
Learner Of The Year: Julie Pearce, John Lewis Partnership
Shooting Star: Kelly Mace, The Funky Barnet
Manager Of The Year: Kirtsy Hunter, Hotel Chocolat
Promotional Initiative Of The Year: Dancia International
Store Design and Environment Of The Year: Hugo Boss
Independent Retailer of the Year: Jacobs of Reading
Multiple Retailer Of The Year: John Lewis Partnership
Retailer Of The Year 2013: John Lewis
Don't miss the Reading Chronicle out on Thursday for all the photos from the night.