DUBAI: In a first, an Indian womanentrepreneur has received UAE's prestigious award for business excellence for her work in the field of nursery education.
Vandana Gandhi, founder and CEO of British Orchard Nursery won the Emirates Women's Award 2013 (EWA) in the 'Overall Winner in Business Category'.
"It is a very special honour and I feel proud to be part of this great initiative by the Dubai Government. It certainly motivates and encourages women from different walks of life to excel in their respective fields," saidVandana Gandhi
The awards, which honour local and expatriate business achievers from diverse fields, were organised by Dubai Quality Group.
Winners in various categories were selected on the basis of their leadership skills, strategy and financial planning, achievement levels, community contribution and innovation.
According to Gandhi, British Orchard Nursery has established its foothold in the region in the last decade by providing quality education and personal care to children.
"We are the first nursery chain to be ISO 9001:2008 quality certified. Having 10 facilities across UAE, we now plan to expand into GCC and India," Gandhi added.