The shortlist for the 2016 Reading Retail Awards has been announced.

Across 12 categories 46 shops, staff and business owners have been given the nod ahead of the ceremony at the Hilton Hotel on September 17.

The shortlist is as follows

My favourite shop:

Boswells

Eclectic Games

Terrys

True Foods

Cafes, coffee and lunch:

Boswells

Five Guys

Pret a Manger

Quantum Web Cafe

Retraurant of the year:

Cau

Cilantro

Himalaya Momo House

Multiple retailer of the year:

Sainsburys

Slaters

Chelsea Building Society

Specsavers

Independent retailer of the year:

Eclectic Games

League of Friends

Meadway Travel

Premier Tyres

Promotional initiative:

Eclectic Games

Jessops

Subway

Service with a smile:

Bespoke Nails

Grosvenor Iwonas

PCWorld- Tara

Boswells - Paul

Mirror Mirror - Louise

Grape Tree - Ira

Health, beauty and well being:

Bespoke

Nails De la Cruz

Nicols

Mirror Mirror

Out of town:

League of Friends

Fox and Hounds

Mirror Mirror

Manager of the year:

Darren Heath - Cau

Matthew Guy - Jessops

Manu Dhaumya - PCWorld

Shooting star:

Debenhams - Jasleen Gill

House of Fraser - Taz Rajput

Cau - Annie De Mattels

Dancia - Ellie Chapman

Trianee of the year:

Kool Kidz Kutz - Victoria Cox

Specsavers - Sunil Obhrai

Fox and Hounds - Rebecca Blain and James Stokes