THIS year, the Pride of Andover Awards has received the most nominations it ever has in its fifteen-year history.

With 80 nominations in total (including 2020’s nominations, following last years postponed event), it’s the Awards’ most successful year to date.

Christine Mellor of David Mellor Family Jewellers, the main sponsors for the 2021 Pride of Andover Awards and sponsors of the Spirit of Andover award, said: “We’re delighted to have received so many nominations this year, and would like to extend our best wishes to everyone who has been put forward for an award.

“Simply to have been nominated – to have been recognised for your hard work, volunteering your time, helping someone in need, or raising money for a cause you feel passionately about – is a great achievement and something each and every one of our nominees should be proud of.

“Our thanks goes out to everyone who took the time to nominate someone for an award.”

This year there are 11 awards categories, all sponsored by generous local businesses.

The categories and sponsors are:

  • Spirit of Andover Award – Overall Winner - David Mellor Family Jewellers
  • Young Person of the Year Award - Bear Behind Ltd
  • Sue Sheppard Award – The Commercial Centre
  • Sports Award – Carpet Cleaning Lady
  • Services Award – The DeeDee Trust
  • Mayor of Test Valley – Bulpitt Print
  • Inspiring Others Award – Aspire Defence
  • Heart of Gold Award – New Street Dental Care
  • Fundraiser Award – Greatest Hits Radio
  • Community Champion Award – Ocado
  • Arts Award – The Rock House

Nominations for this year's awards are now closed, and category sponsors and the Pride of Andover Awards committee will meet on September 11 to commence judging.

The Pride of Andover Awards honours the town’s exceptional unsung heroes – recognising the inspiring and often selfless actions of Andover’s most generous individuals, the people who make such a big difference to so many lives but who are so often ‘just getting on with it’.

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