British Orchard Nursery receives Dubai Government’s coveted UAE Innovation Award

First pre-school chain in the country to receive the prestigious award for its unmatched quality and innovative practices

30th September 2021; Dubai, UAE: Recognized by Governments’ Dubai Quality Group for its unrivalled quality and innovation, UAE’s leading pre-school chain, British Orchard Nursery (BON), wins the prestigious ‘UAE Innovation Award’ for the year 2020.

The UAE Innovation Award was launched in 2016, under the patronage of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, to foster a culture of innovation within companies in the private sector and to raise their level of innovative practices based on integrated innovation framework and standards.

Winning the coveted title, makes the early year’s educator the only nursery group in the country to be receiving the honor consistently in 2018, 2019 and yet again last year for its commitment to quality education, and business excellence.

Congratulating the team on this great accomplishment, Ms. Samira Mohamed, Managing Director of Dubai Quality Group said, “I would especially like to express my gratitude to the team of British Orchard Nursery (BON) for their commitment to Quality and Excellence, headed by their founder, Dr. Vandana Gandhi. We were certainly impressed with their innovative approach to education that they have exemplified throughout the assessment period. Hence, we congratulate them for their well-deserved win. May the team continue to achieve greater milestones in the future.” 

British Orchard Nursery is UAE’s largest and most awarded nursery chain. On receiving the awards, Dr. Vandana Gandhi, Founder and CEO of British Orchard Nursery said, “I am humbled and honored to receive the Dubai Innovation and Quality Award yet again for the year 2020. It is indeed a magnificent achievement for all of us at British Orchard Nursery and I would like to thank my team for all the hard work and support they have shown in the uncertain times of the pandemic. Innovation is key to UAE’s success and the award guidelines encompassed very tough measures on innovation and quality.

We have pushed through the hard times and emerged as true winners. We will continue to strive for excellence, unmatched quality and keep strengthening our innovative capabilities.Many thanks to the Government of the country for recognizing our efforts and creating excellent opportunities for learning and businesses to flourish even during the most stressful times.”

“Since we are constantly reviewing and updating our curriculum in line with the global and country specific requirements and goals, our group’s educational philosophy, teacher training and curriculum standards in UAE and UK are upgraded with innovation, in all areas to bring in Child-Initiated Learning Concepts.

These focus on equipping children and teachers with right tools which help them to pursue their passions and dreams using empowerment, imagination and creativity.”, further added Dr. Gandhi.

The award is yet another testament to BON’s promise of elevating the education standards across the UAE. The pre-school has a teacher training center and encourages all aspiring women to get into the workforce and upgrade their skills.  BON is dedicated to developing future change makers and innovators and strongly believes that when children are encouraged to tap into their potential to use their imagination, then magical creative thinking is developed.

The UAE Innovation, Subgroup of Dubai Quality Group, in association with Team Power International, organized the 3rd cycle of UAE Innovation Award 2020 under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group. Due to the pandemic, the award ceremony was delayed and was presented recently during a function.

Keeping in line with the framework of UAE Vision 2021 and national innovation strategy, the award aims at supporting companies to strengthen their innovative capabilities and create sustainable value to their customers and the society at large while driving sustainable development in the country.

Dubai Quality Group was established in 1994 to develop and promote Excellence in UAE. It is a non-profit organization set up by the Dubai Economy and guided by the vision of H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

PICTURE CAPTION:Ms Samira Mohamed, Managing Director, Dubai Quality Group (Left) and Dr. Vandana Gandhi, Founder and CEO, British Orchard Nursery chain receiving the UAE Innovation Award (Right)