Celebrating Excellence: Westford Awards 2023 Honours Visionary Achievers

Celebrating Excellence: Westford Awards 2023 Honours Visionary Achievers

Westford Awards, a ground-breaking initiative by Westford University College, is dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of corporates, start-ups, and individuals. This prestigious event aims to highlight the contributions of exceptional entities and individuals towards fostering a dynamic socio-economic environment for future generations. By promoting passion, commitment, and pertinacity, the awards distinguish outstanding enterprises, while fostering quality, innovation, and excellence as catalysts for continual development, visionary projects, and sustainability.

On March 19, 2023, the Westford Awards took place at the magnificent Mina Al Salam – Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, marking the first-ever awards ceremony in the UAE hosted by a business school to honour business excellence and individuals beyond. This prestigious event gathered over 50 business leaders to celebrate their remarkable achievements and success. The Westford Awards encompassed various categories to honour exemplary endeavours and impact.

The Business Excellence category recognized businesses from diverse industries in the UAE that demonstrated notable contributions to innovation and growth. The Business Impact category celebrated organizations and individuals who have gone the extra mile to create engaging experiences for their stakeholders. It also acknowledged initiatives that deliver substantial impacts on their respective industries and society at large.

Another significant category, the Social Impact award, honoured organizations for their meaningful effect on people and communities through their actions, activities, and initiatives. This category applauded the positive changes brought about by these entities in society.

The Service Excellence category recognized individuals who are shaping the future of the UAE and inspiring generations to come. These exceptional individuals are paving the way for progress and embodying the values of leadership, dedication, and innovation.

I was honoured to be one of the Westford awards 2023 winner. It was a great pleasure to be a part of such a high-performing, diverse, energetic, and super achieving group of winners.

Dr. Amr El Fawal

Supply Chain Production Head Henkel Middle East

Finally, the Leadership Impact Award acknowledged visionary leaders who have gone above and beyond in making a difference within their organization. These leaders have built agile and responsive teams, embraced change and innovation, and have made a lasting impact on their respective industries.


Many industry leaders and businesses were recognized and awarded at the event under the above categories. Not to mention, Westford Awards also recognized & awarded the top 10 brands in the UAE and “Best Brands” through analysing survey results gathered from over 1000 individuals from the student community.

The Westford Awards 2023 was a momentous occasion, bringing together industry luminaries and trailblazers to celebrate excellence, innovation, and societal impact. By recognizing and honouring these remarkable achievers, Westford University College continues to inspire and motivate future generations to reach new heights of success and create a legacy. In conclusion, the Westford Awards 2023 was a resounding success, shining a spotlight on outstanding organizations, individuals, and their extraordinary contributions.

These accolades serve as a testament to the power of innovation, leadership, and positive impact, ultimately driving the UAE towards a brighter and more prosperous future.

We are thankful to Westford University College for presenting Dubai Cares with the ‘Social Impact’ award in recognition of the organizations effort towards empowering children and youth with access to quality education. It was a pleasure to be part of the Westford Awards event, which was extremely well organized and brought together various entities representing diverse sectors – from broader academia to the private sector. The gathering provided us with an excellent opportunity to network with different organizations, businesses, and companies, and promote a deeper understanding of our mandate and mission among the wider UAE community.

Amal Al Redha

Director of Donor Relations and Partnerships Dubai Cares

It was an honour to attend the awards event ceremony. Congratulations to all the award winners for their outstanding achievements in their respective fields. I was impressed with the level of professionalism and organization demonstrated by the event organizers. It was a pleasure to witness such a successful and well-executed event. Your attention to detail and commitment to ensuring a seamless experience for all attendees did not go unnoticed. I want to emphasize the importance of recognizing excellence in our various industries and communities. These awards not only celebrate the accomplishments of talented individuals but also serves as inspiration for future generations. Once again, I offer my sincere appreciation to Westford for inviting me to be a part of this memorable occasion.

Dr. Sanjai Kumar

Group Head – Human Resources Burjeel Holdings

Too often, we don't give ourselves credit for the good choices we've made. Thank you for remembering to give the red and yellow family to keep connecting people, improving lives. The Westford Award is an unexpected and very appreciated act of kindness & recognition to DHL and its associates. We are red up and ready to keep going. Thank you for this initiative. 

Amadou Diallo

CEO DHL Middle East & Africa

We were incredibly honoured to be a part of a ceremony honouring aspiring brands and individuals who are driving incredible growth and change in the region. We hope they inspire the Westford students to be spear-headers of positive influence themselves!

Lisa Robertson

Senior Buyer The Giving Movement

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