THE finalists for this year’s Pride of Andover awards have been chosen, with just over a month to go to the much-anticipated ceremony.

On Saturday, September 9 the Pride of Andover committee gathered at The Lights, alongside all the category sponsors and headline sponsors New Street Dental Care, to go through the nominations.

An awards spokesperson said: “With a great turnout, they all set to work to find the 2023 finalists, taking over five hours, as each nomination was deserving of recognition for their commitment and dedication to the Andover community.

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“Our dedicated committee and sponsors had the privilege of reviewing the outstanding nominations one by one, hearing the inspiring stories of individuals who have made a significant impact on our wonderful town. The commitment, talent and passion displayed by our nominees has left us truly in awe.

“We have had the pleasure of learning about remarkable stories of achievement within the nominations, leaving no doubt that these individuals deserved every bit of recognition for their outstanding contributions.”

The full list of categories and sponsors are:

  • Spirit of Andover Award – Overall Winner - New Street Dental Care
  • Young Person of the Year Award - Bear Behind
  • Sue Sheppard Award – The Commercial Centre
  • Sports Award – Acroud Media Ltd
  • Services Award – The DeeDee Trust
  • Mayor of Test Valley – Bulpitt Print
  • Inspiring Others Award – Andover Aesthetics Practitioners
  • Heart of Gold Award – Carpet Cleaning Lady
  • Fundraiser Award – Purple Oak Support
  • Community Champion Award – Ocado
  • Arts Award – The Rock House

The Pride of Andover Awards ceremony will take place at The Lights on Tuesday, October 24.