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Oxford College of Business wins top Honours at National Business Excellence Awards 2016

Oxford College of Business, Sri Lanka’s pioneer education provider and leader in private higher education received high honours at the recently concluded National Business Excellence Awards 2016, the prestigious annual awards ceremony organised by the National Chamber of Commerce.Oxford College of Business competed with the most influential Corporates in the country to win two major awards for the Night.

The two awards won by Oxford College of Business included the No. 1 position in the Small Business Sector, where Oxford College of Business won the Gold award. Oxford College of Business also went on to win the Merit Award in the Educational Services Sector. The portfolio of awards went onto reinforce OCB’s standing as one of the nation’s Top Corporates and Business Schools of today.

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The National Business Excellence Awards 2016 held at the Grand Ballroom of Hilton Colombo on 30th November, with the attendance of Dr. IndrajitCoomaraswamy, the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) as Chief Guest, amongst a host of key Corporate personalities.

The judging criteria of the National Business Excellence Awards is based mainly on the formula used by the European Federation of Quality Management (EFQM), the standard for Europe, as well as some criterion taken from the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Awards of the USA. The National Chamber of Commerce has formulated their National Business Excellence Awards, by combining the standards of both Business Excellence models and coming up with one that is best suited for Sri Lanka’s corporate sector.

The Director/CEO of Oxford College of Business, Malindu Ranasinghe said, I am elated with the outcome, and I thank and give all Glory and honour to God for this achievement. I commend and praise my dedicated and highly skilled team on this win. The Innovation, Passion for Excellence, Customer Centricity, hard work, and a team effort had helped Oxford College of Business achieve new milestones for itself and its stakeholders.
We are deeply honoured to receive these awards, which go to show that we are getting closer to our goal of building a business school of both national and global significance. We thank the NBEA for the honours bestowed on Oxford College of Business as it spurs us on to attain greater heights and we will continue to stay ahead of our game,” he said.

Oxford College of Business is top of the class for their innovative style of teaching and reputed to meet the highest international standards in delivering quality higher education in Sri Lanka, has continually sustained an exceptionally high award winning standard, receiving number of Sustainability as well as Quality and Performance awards both locally and internationally in the last few years. Oxford College of Business recently brought major honour to Sri Lanka by winning the Social Empowerment Award at the Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Award (AREA) 2016 for its outstanding and exemplary achievements in social and responsible entrepreneurship across Asia.
Furthermore, Oxford College of Business was listed as one of the top 25 Great Places To Work For in Sri Lanka by Great Place To Work for the third consecutive year and bagged the silver award in Small Sized Enterprise which was organized by Great Place to Work Institute together with Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and LMD Magazine. Oxford College of Business also emerged victorious, winning the Silver Award – Service (National Level) in the Small Category at the 2016 CNCI Achiever Industrial Excellence Awards organized by the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries.

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Oxford College of Business has certainly revolutionized the higher education industry in this country with its unique style of teaching and dedication towards quality education.
Today Oxford College of Business is the only education provider in the country to hold the triple international certification of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OSHAS 18001 which shows the Business School’s commitment and dedication to quality education delivered in an environment conducive for an optimum learning experience. At Oxford College of Business education is delivered with a view of students consistently absorbing new knowledge using the most up to date teaching techniques, enabling respective students to create value at every level of any business.