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Pride of Andover Awards Welcome Return of Dmitrijs Meiksansas Compere for 2024

The Pride of Andover Awards Ceremony 2024, sponsored by New Street Dental Care and held at The Lights in Andover on Monday 14th October, is proud to present Dmitrijs Meiksans, winner of the Young Person of the Year Award 2021 as its returning compere for the evening.

The Pride of Andover Awards welcome Dmitrijs back to the stage as compere, after joining last minute for the 2023 awards ceremony, Dmitrijs is a true natural, he brought humour and confidence to the stage, we are excited to have him return and compere alongside this years new host Simon Gallup from The Cure.

Dmitrijs shares: ‘It is a great honour to return as compere for The Pride of Andover Awards for a second year. This event holds a special place in my heart as it highlights the true calibre of residents in Andover. These individuals work tirelessly day in and day out. dedicating their time and energy to make Andover the best town around. Being part of a ceremony that recognises and celebrates their remarkable contributions is both inspiring and humbling’

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 2024 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

Services Award – The DeeDee Trust

Mayor of Test Valley – Bulpitt Print

Arts Award – The Rock House

Inspiring Others Award – Andover Aesthetics Practitioners

Heart of Gold Award – Parker Bullen Solicitors

Fundraiser Award – AB Building Products

Community Champion Award – Ocado

Sports Award – The DeeDee Trust & Andover New Street Youth Football Club

On 8th June, nominations for the Pride of Andover Awards 2024 will commence and will remain open until midnight on the 16th August 2024. These awards are set to recognise and reward the outstanding achievements of these unsung heroes of Andover.

Individuals and groups 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