Shobhana Sankar, mum to Bhruhati, inspires imaginations with The Creation Station, Sutton, Surrey franchise.
"After having my daughter my priorities changed. I wanted to be there for my daughter and my family. Running my own franchise with a brand that shared my family values and personal values was the obvious choice for me.
I worked as a research assistant in Molecular Neurobiology, but once I had my daughter my whole world changed. I wanted a flexible career that would fit around my family needs and my own aspirations.
I come from a family who have all run their own businesses, so I understand the hard work that’s involved and also, the satisfaction and rewards that being my own boss would bring. I liked the idea of franchising because of the benefit of a proven business model.
This was going to be a big step for me and I needed to be sure it was right, so my husband and I did a lot of research before investing in my franchise. We attended the British Franchise Exhibition in Manchester in June 2013 as we wanted to only look at professional franchised businesses registered with the British Franchise Association which gave us greater confidence.
We had heard that there would be numerous dedicated experts within the franchising field that we would be able to speak with, this allowed us to be able to make a reasoned decision about which business would work best for us as a family. The Creation Station stood out for us as we believed that we shared the same values and passion in respect of creativity and inspiring children’s imaginations. They are a well established brand across the UK and this gave me great reassurance knowing I would be part of an amazing network.
I felt this was a business I believed in as it allowed me to work with children and watch them grow and develop, focusing on nurturing each child’s creativity. I love the fact that I can bring my daughter along to classes too, not only am I saving on child care costs but I am able to share and inspire her too, which feels wonderful."
Deirdre has recently joined The Creation Station and now runs art and craft classes for all ages in Chesterfield.
Louise was looking for a new challenge and the freedom that flexibility could bring to her working life.
Vanessa Whitehouse is making a difference with award winning Creation Station workshops.
Emma Winterbourne now runs her own award-winning Creation Station franchise in Thame & West Aylesbury.
Vicky Whitwell is running award-winning, fun, creative art and craft classes, after-school clubs, parties and events in the Coventry West area.
Emma McCalla-John invested her twenty years of expertise in teaching music into her dream of being her own boss.
Sarah Cressall talks about the opportunities that The Creation Station has to offer.
Kirsty Hickson says that running her own successful Creation Station business has been the making of her.
Jackie wanted to ensure she had time with her pre-school children but wanted to steadily build a rewarding business that could grow further when they started school.
Who wouldn't love the flexibility of this business! I have been running my franchise for just over four years now and I can honestly say it has ticked all of the boxes I had set down from the beginning with making sure the work/life balance fit in around my family.Penny Gilbert
I've bought my franchise from a lady, who has been running it for 18 month at the time and I am now in my 3rd year and am LOVING it!Alexia Ispani
I invested in my Creation Station franchise just over a year ago and haven't looked back since!Sara La Roux
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