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The last Pride of Andover Awards ceremony was held on Tuesday 24th October 2023.

Our thanks go to all our category and event sponsors, New Street Dental Care, The Commercial Centre, Ocado, Bear Behind Ltd, Acroud Media, Andover Aesthetics, The Carpet Cleaning Lady, The Rock House, The DeeDee Trust, Bulpitt Print and Purple Oak Support. Without their support this event could not happen, and their passion to continue to work with Pride of Andover is outstanding.

Countdown to the Launch 2024

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Meet our 2024 Presenter and Compere

Simon Gallup Presenter

Simon Gallup is best known as the bassist for the iconic English rock band The Cure, which he joined in 1979. His distinctive bass lines and stage presence have been integral to the band’s sound and image.

Gallup’s time with The Cure has seen the release of numerous critically acclaimed albums, including “Disintegration,” “Pornography,” and “Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me.” His playing style, characterised by melodic hooks and a deep, resonant tone, has influenced generations of musicians. Creating great hits like, Boys Don’t Cry, Friday I’m in Love, and Love Cats. 

Offstage, Gallup has cultivated a reputation as a private individual, preferring to let his music speak for itself. Despite this, his contributions to The Cure’s enduring legacy are undeniable, cementing his status as one of the most respected bassists in alternative music history. 

Dmitrijs Meiksans MYP Compere

18-year-old Dmitrijs Meiksans is an award-winning youth activist and marketing director, having received the ‘Young Person of the Year’ Award in 2021 at the Pride of Andover for his local work in the community as the Member of Youth Parliament and Youth Ambassador for Unity, alongside other commitments on various boards and committees. In 2021, Dmitrijs received the globally acclaimed Diana Award, set up in memory of the late Princess Diana, highlighting his commitment to youth-based social action as well as scooping up various business awards for his marketing company, The Local Marketing Company.

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