THE TOWN'S biggest shopping centre has renewed its commitment to the Reading Retail Awards in the same week it picked up a customer service award.

The Oracle on Broad Street was announced as the UK's Store of the Quarter by CollectPlus on August 2.

The honour is given in recognition of customer satisfaction and service levels and is presented by the UK's largest store-based delivery and returns service which helps customers return unwanted goods.

Marc Murphy, Retail Business manager at The Oracle, said: “The whole team is very pleased to win the CollectPlus Store of the Quarter award, especially given that this has been our first full quarter offering CollectPlus.

“We joined theCollectPlus network to offer this additional service to our customers, and it’s been very well received.”

The Oracle, which is one of the Reading Retail Awards sponsors, bested 5,800 outlets to nab the trophy and were presented with their award by Neil Ashworth, CEO of CollectPlus.

Mr Ashworth said: “It’s fantastic to present The Oracle with our national Store of the Quarter award following their very successful first few months as part of the CollectPlus network.

“I would like to thank the Customer Service team for all of their hard work and great style in providing such an outstanding level of service to CollectPlus customers.”

The Reading Retail Awards are in their seventh year and offer recognition to the shops and customer facing business that provide the best services and products to customers.

Nominations closed on July 11. The awards ceremony will take place at the Hilton Hotel on September 17.