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Hammerson has been creating and managing some of the most exciting retail destinations and office buildings in Europe for over 50 years. Our strategy is to create value by developing and actively managing high quality properties to meet the needs of our occupiers, our partners and our shareholders.


Premier & Angels provides high quality driving lessons and intensive driving courses within a 10 mile radius of Reading and Basingstoke in Berkshire. Established for over 30 years, our instructors are fully approved by the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency and are reliable and professional at all times. Male and female driving instructors are always available and we also offer both manual and automatic vehicle driving courses. All instructors and vehicles are UK registered and fully insured. Learn how to drive and pass your driving test quickly and safely with our wide range of flexible driving lessons and courses.


A network of brightly coloured buses, a massive focus on customer service and innovation have helped us reduce car dependency for access to Reading. Just like Reading’s retailers, we love our customers! We’re proud to support the retailers of Reading every day – bringing staff and thousands of customers to the shops, restaurants and other attractions that make Reading such a great place.


One of the first community interest companies in England, Reading UK CIC reconfigured into an Economic Development Company (EDC) in July 2007 and is now part of the government’s EDC Network. Its purpose is to promote and sustain the economic development of Reading to achieve sustainable prosperity for those that live, work, play, visit, do business and invest in the area.

specsavers opticians

Specsavers Opticians and Audiologists are delighted to announce its sponsorship of the Health & Wellbeing category at this year’s Reading Retail Awards.
Specsavers, located in Broad Street, recognises that customer service is paramount and expects this category to be well-represented by businesses who all strive to give Reading residents a professional service and great choice of quality products.
Specsavers in Reading emulates this sentiment at all times too, and understands that customer recommendation and satisfaction is paramount to its ongoing success.
Boasting over 30 years’ heritage in Reading, store director Don Watts and co-owner Ravi Bhardwaj are at the forefront of the store’s success and is proud to be one of the largest stores in the UK with an 80-strong team.
Its flagship status ensures everyone benefits from the latest cutting edge technology in optical and hearing services, and is always evolving to bring to market new, exciting innovations.
Supplementing their professionalism is a fantastic range of affordable and designer frames that cater for toddlers’ needs right up to grandparents.
Says retail director, Don Watts: ‘We are proud to be part of the Reading retail community. Our store has a local feel – all store directors and managers are ‘Trained in Reading’ and our spectacles that are finished to the highest possible standard at our on-site laboratory benefit from a ‘Made in Reading’ guarantee.’
Our sponsorship of this year’s Health, Beauty & Wellbeing category is an honour for us, to celebrate businesses like ours who strive for excellence every day of the week.’
Tel: 0118 956 900