What the awards are all about

The awards are a celebration of the exceptional people of our town who make Reading a unique place to live and work.

Since 2004, the awards have been recognising unsung heroes, great businesses and the services. We are a not-for-profit organisation and donate to Chris Tarrant's favoured charity every year for hosting the event.

The nomination process normally runs from May until September. You can see the categories and sponsors below and fuller information is available on getreading.

Here's who is involved...


Pride of Reading Awards Organising Group.

The Pride of Reading Organising Group delivers the Pride of Reading Awards Lunch and presentation of the awards.

Hilary Scott. Sally Swift. Danyl Johnson. Cream Design, Helen Waring. Reading Borough Council, Lucy Daniels. The Oracle, Andy Briggs. ITM.AV, Nic Ide. Qwerty, Martin Gardiner.​ Cherubs Floral Design,​ Marc Allridge/James Barton.​ Royal Berkshire Conference Centre.​ Reading Borough Council, Lucy Daniels.  Berzerk Productions, Matt Whitelock. Starlet Dance School, Louise Woods. Reading Football Club, Jackie Evans.