THE 2014 Pride of Andover Awards were officially launched in the High Street on Saturday.

Past winners at the awards were in attendance along with sponsors and the awards committee to spread the word ahead of the 2014 instalment.

Barbara Long, from the Pride of Andover Awards committee, said: “It was great to talk to so many Andover residents, despite the rain.

“We are looking forward to hearing stories about the unsung heroes and stars in our community.

“Sponsors who attended the launch included Christine Mellor, who is our gold sponsor and representatives from Simply Health, Belvoir, Phil Evans, Armchair, Andover IT and Tesco.”

Following the launch nomination forms can now be found in local businesses around the town.