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Ocado Group, Community Champion Award Sponsor for The Pride of Andover Awards 2023

As nominations for the upcoming Pride of Andover Awards are drawing near, the Ocado Group is in the spotlight as category sponsors for the sixth year in a row, this year as sponsors for the Community Champion Award.

This award is given to recognise an individual, group or organisation who has gone above and beyond to improve their local community through their actions.

Paul Johnson, Area Manager from Ocado Group shared: ‘Ocado has been in Andover for several years, we rely on the community to help where we want to be as a business, but also, we want to give back to our local community as well. We are looking forward to the event, hearing what others have been up to and the challenges they overcome, I personally am looking forward to meeting the winners.’

 For the past six years, Ocado Group, alongside many other passionate local businesses, have proudly supported the Pride of Andover Awards. The Pride of Andover Awards provides individuals with an opportunity to be nominated and acknowledged for their remarkable efforts, as they celebrate the hard work of volunteers, community groups, and individuals who have dedicated themselves to making Andover a better place, the unsung heroes of our local community.

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

On 1st July, nominations for the Pride of Andover Awards 2023 will commence and will remain open until midnight on the 31st August. These awards are set to recognise and reward the unsung heroes of the Andover town. Individuals who dedicate their time and effort into making a difference to the lives of others, yet they often do not get the recognition they deserve. To find out more details about the sponsors and awards categories of this year, visit