2019 celebrates 10 years of the Reading Retail Awards. 10 years of searching for outstanding retailing and service in and around Reading.

For our final round up of the past 9 years, take a look at the winners of 2018. A year that uncovered and celebrated some truly outstanding retailers and eateries that went above and beyond to give the community of Reading outstanding service or products whilst raising some much needed funds for our nominated charity – the Sue Ryder Hospice in Reading.

Winning retailers in 2018 who all received their awards from our hosts Sangeeta Bhabra from ITV Meridian and award winning comedian Mark Dolan were:

Cafes, Coffee and Lunch – The Flowering Teapot

Service with a smile – Yorkshire Building Society

Restaurant of the year Formal Dining – Cilantro Restaurant & Champagne Bar

Restaurant of the year Informal Dining – The Fox & Hounds

Your favourite shop – Grape Tree

Shooting Star – Harneet Khatter, Specsavers

Marketing campaign of the year – Kool Kidz Kutz

Independent retailer of the year – The Grumpy Goat

Multiple retailer of the year – House of Fraser

Manager of the year – Jamie Lee, Whittard of Chelsea

Innovation in the marketplace – Premier & Angels School of Motoring

Sustainability in retail – True Food Community Co-Operative

Out of town award – Pine & Oak Furniture

Health, Beauty and Well-being – Therapists on the high street

Retailer of the year – Jacobs the Jewellers

Fast forward to this year and have you told us who your favourite Reading retailer is? Do you know or have you visited a winning retailer in Reading recently, someone who truly cares for our environment? Do you have a favourite restaurant or pub in the area? Who would you like to see crowned as the 2019 Reading Retailer of the year?

Voting is quick, free and easy. Simply visit www.ReadingRetailAwards.co.uk or collect an entry form from the information desks in either the Broad Street Mall or The Oracle shopping centres and tell us who you think should win. Hurry though, voting closes on the 26th July!

As in previous years, all finalists this year will be invited to attend a glittering black tie awards evening taking place at The Hilton Hotel on Saturday 28th September.

If you would like to join us at this years black tie awards evening for dinner and entertainment, tickets are priced at £75 each and can be purchased by visiting the Reading Retail Awards website.