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The Pride of Andover Awards 2023 has 11 categories, giving local residents that are nominated the opportunity to be shortlisted for a Pride of Andover Award, one particular award stands out as the Young Person of the Year Award. 

The Pride of Andover Awards are honoured that for the upcoming 2023 event, taking place this October, Bear Behind will be sponsoring The Young Person of the Year award for the fourth time, this award in particular is a remarkable award, created to recognise a young person (under the age of 18 on 24th Oct 2023) who has made a difference to their community, neighbourhood, charity, or club. 

Katie Brooks from Bear Behind shared ‘ The Bear Behind Team love being a sponsor for the Young Persons Award, as we get to play a crucial role in recognising and celebrating the achievements of these deserving young individuals. 

If you know anyone under the age of 18 who has made a difference to their community, neighbourhood, charity or club then please vote for these incredible and inspiring young people’ 

Along with the main event sponsors New Street Dental Care, Bear Behind are one of the following award category event sponsors that we are proud to announce the continued support of. 

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, we cannot wait to hear about them.

Andover proudly celebrates its outstanding unsung heroes with The Pride of Andover Awards. This recognition spotlights those generous and inspiring residents of Andover who dedicate themselves to improving the lives of others without ever expecting praise. Their altruism truly makes a meaningful difference in the community. 

For more information about The Pride of Andover Awards, including this year’s sponsors and award categories, please visit:

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