Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 04 June 2014 – British Orchard Nursery was one of Dubai’s top performers who were honoured on Monday 2nd June for their outstanding pursuit of excellence. H. H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai along with H. H Shekh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, crown prince of Dubai and H. H. Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, attended the 20th anniversary of the Business Excellence Awards hosted by the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai and conferred the awards to the winners.
British Orchard Nursery was awarded the Dubai Quality Appreciation Award (DQAA) and Dubai Human Development Appreciation Award (DHDAA) in acknowledgement of their outstanding work in the education sector—the first awards to be conferred on the pre-primary sector on quality and human Development.
|H. H. Shekh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoumand Ms Vandana Gandhi
Ms. Vandana Gandhi, CEO and founder of British Orchard Nursery received the awards and expressed her sincere gratitude saying “I am honoured and thankful to the UAE Government and the visionary rulers for this recognition. We are humbled at this salutation of our vision, passion, commitment and teamwork. As a pre-school catering to the extended community, it only inspires us to do better. Our sincere thanks to our esteemed parents and children, business partners, team members and associates who contributed towards making this high value recognition possible,” she concluded.
Mohammed Bushanain, Corporate Quality & Management Excellence, DED, commented “The Business Excellence Awards provide a reliable and transparent framework for public and private sector firms to benchmark their best practices and advance to higher levels of competitiveness and customer satisfaction in the true spirit of healthy competition. Applicants and their best practices are measured against internationally recognised criteria such as the EFQM a quality management model and RADAR methodology. “
British Orchard Nursery also being the first pre-school in the middle-east to be ISO Quality certified, has branches across the UAE and has pioneered the concept of corporate franchising by forming partnerships with many Government institutions in the UAE which includes Dubai Municipality, RTA, DEWA, Dubai Women’s College and ADCO in line with UAE’s vision 2020.