Vandana Gandhi Wins Dubai Govt's Prestigious 'Emirates Woman Award'.

Vandana Gandhi made India proud recently becomes first ever Indian woman to receive Dubai government's prestigious 'Emirates Woman Award'.

Vandana Gandhi is Founder & CEO of British Orchard Nursery - Middle East's only ISO-certified Nursery Chain, received the coveted “Emirates Woman Award” for business excellence, making her the first ever Indian woman entrepreneur to receive such an honour for excelling and providing innovation in preschool education. A Masters in Education with distinction, she is currently perusing Doctorate of Education from the University of Birmingham, U.K. After initial schooling in Dubai, she completed her Bachelor's from Mithibai College, Mumbai and thereafter did her Post Graduate Diploma in International Business Administration from NMIMS University, Mumbai. Amongst several hundred entries she was chosen to be 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. Even though am an expatriate, have always felt very welcomed here and the government does provide excellent opportunities for business growth and innovation. I am also thankful to all my staff at British Orchard Nursery who have helped made this accomplishment possible."," said Vandana Gandhi
"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.

Dubai Quality Group organised the awards, which honour local and expatriate business achievers from diverse fields. Dubai Quality Group initiated the Emirates Woman Awards in 2003 to encourage women, both UAE nationals and residents, to be actively involved in social and economic development initiatives in the country. The award has two main categories-business owners and professionals.