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The Pride of Andover Awards are Proud to Announce AcroudMedia Ltd as Category Sponsors for the 2023 Sports Awards

The Pride of Andover Awards are proud to reveal that Acroud Media Ltd will be sponsoring the 2023 Sports Award. At our recently held launch event, we had the chance to catch up with the owner, Gary Gillies, who is from Andover and has a real passion for the area’s sporting culture.

During the discussion, Gary said: “At Acroud Media, we’re delighted to be sponsoring the Sports Award this year. I have been actively involved in sports within the local area for many years, Acroud Media works with a variety of sports including horse racing, boxing, and football. We have supported both local Andover teams as well as national teams, and we take great pleasure in seeing the progress of people in our local community.

“It means a great deal to be part of the process of recognising these inspirational individuals and teams in the local area. It’s fantastic that they have the opportunity to highlight all the work they have done. A lot of people do impressive, inspirational work in Andover that goes largely unrecognised, so it’s great to be part of an occasion that acknowledges their achievements throughout the year.

“My message to the community is to start nominating! If someone has inspired you, no matter how small the gesture, get them nominated – it’s sometimes the little things that help to push them along and set them on their journey, and they could end up winning a Pride of Andover Award!’

Interestingly, Gary’s son, Aiden, was a runner up in the Sports Award category two years ago, for his remarkable dedication and sporting accomplishments. Acroud Media will be joining our primary sponsor New Street Dental Care and 9 other local businesses as sponsors for the upcoming ‘Pride of Andover Awards’ in October, proudly sponsoring our 11 award categories.

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.