NOMINATIONS are flooding in for the Reading Retail Awards 2017.

The awards recognise all that is great about the people working in Reading's retail sector. And if you've received sparkling customer service, now is your chance to make it known. 

Now in their eighth year, the awards– which are backed by the Chronicle– are handed out in a ceremony on Saturday, September 16. Tickets are on sale soon. 

Each week, the Chronicle will bring you the details of how to vote, and also the stories of the people and businesses that have been nominated so far.

The award categories are:

Retailer of the year

Promotional initiative of the year – Sponsored by Reading UK CIC

Independent retailer of the year – Sponsored by CoolSculpting at Aspire

Multiple retailer of the year – Sponsored by The Carwash Company

“Shooting Star”

Manager of the year – Sponsored by Hammerson

Innovation in the marketplace – Sponsored by Genting Casino

Sustainability in retail – Sponsored by IKEA

 Out of town award

Health, Beauty and Well-being – Sponsored by Specsavers

Cafes, Coffee and Lunch

 Restaurant of the Year – Sponsored by Premier & Angels School of Motoring

Service With a Smile – Sponsored by Reading Buses

Your Favourite Shop! – Sponsored by Subway

Visit to cast your vote.