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New Compere Announced for The Pride of Andover Awards

The Pride of Andover Awards Ceremony 2023, sponsored by New Street Dental Care and held at The Lights in Andover on Tuesday 24th October 2023, is proud to present Dmitrijs Meiksans, winner of the Young Person of the Year Award 2021 and Andover personality, as its compere for the evening.

Sadly, Luis Wyatt is unable to attend, but the show must go on. Dmitrijs shared his thoughts on this opportunity: “I am so delighted to be the compere for the Pride of Andover Awards this year alongside our presenter Jordan Wylie. I’ve got big shoes to fill in the absence of the incredible Luis Wyatt, but I am looking forward to doing the town proud, as we recognise its incredible residents in October at the awards ceremony.’

The Pride of Andover Awards are honoured to recognise its most exceptional and generous residents through these Awards. These unsung heroes dedicate themselves to enriching the lives of those around them, without asking for any recognition in return. Their selfless actions have had a significant, positive impact on the community and with these awards we celebrate and recognise these amazing people.

The categories and sponsors for the Pride of Andover Awards 2023 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

Nominations for the Pride of Andover Awards 2023 will close at midnight on 31st August. Nominations are being accepted via the website:, visit the website to complete your nomination form for your unsung hero, do not forget to include as much information as possible in your submission.