Jann Thorpe had a successful career in primary education for 14 years. After leaving teaching and taking some time out she searched her job 'wish list' online and discovered 'The Creation Station'.
Recently awarded 'Franchisee Of The Year', she now runs award-winning, fun, creative art and craft classes, after-school clubs, parties and events for all ages in the Macclesfield area.
We asked Jann to share why she loved providing creative activities in her community- this is what she said:
"The flexibility and personal responsibility of driving my business in the way that I think is right is one of the amazing benefits of running your own business. I've found my passion and can follow it"
"It excited me and suited everything I wanted from a job. Running both the pre-school classes and after-school clubs in Macclesfield I have the opportunity to have all the good parts of teaching without the endless marking, assessment, data and Ofsted."
"Having an ever increasing number of children that continue to come term after term to my after-school clubs in Macclesfield. They come because they enjoy the club and I can see their improvements - in confidence and imagination as well as their skills and understanding of art. They are excited about arts and crafts with the freedom to develop their own ideas along with dedicated time and good quality resources."
"Really positive! The breadth and potential of the business is enourmous spanning from 'Tiny Treasure newborn keepsake sessions through to 'Care & Creativity' craft workshops in care homes - I am really looking forward to running lots of fantastic craft workshops and events in Macclesfield this year!"
Deirdre has recently joined The Creation Station and now runs art and craft classes for all ages in Chesterfield.
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Hayley's passion to achieve a flexible work balance and encourage children to ask questions and solve problems creatively has led her to an exciting new career!
Jo runs award-winning, fun, creative art and craft classes, after-school clubs, parties and events for all ages in Lancaster and Kendal.
Abby Newall runs award-winning, fun, creative art and craft classes, after-school clubs, parties and events for all ages in Chichester and Arundel.
Louise was looking for a new challenge and the freedom that flexibility could bring to her working life.
Sarah is inspiring the children and adults of Bury North with classes, parties, events, and more!
Vanessa Whitehouse is making a difference with award winning Creation Station workshops.
Kate Knubley is running award-winning Creation Station art and craft classes in Wimborne, Verwood and Broadstone.
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.
Shobhana Sankar inspires imaginations with The Creation Station in Surrey.
Tracy Hull who runs her Creation Station business in Basingstoke says "I live being a role model to my children.....".
Kirsty Hickson says that running her own successful Creation Station business has been the making of her.
Lois Naylor runs The Creation Station Wakefield.
I wanted to have the freedom of choosing my work hours to fit around family life. I knew I wanted to work with children and be my own boss.
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.
Lucy wanted to give something back to her community and found the values of The Creation Station could help her achieve a fulfilling and rewarding business opportunity.
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've been running my franchise for a year and I love running my own business and being in charge of my own future. It has enabled me to enjoy more time with my family than I would otherwise have had and allowed me to see my baby grow into a little boy.Claire Darnley
I've been running my own Creation Station franchise since the end of last year and love it! The head office team are fantastic and the support and advice I've received from them has been invaluable.Kirsty Hickson
Perfectly designed for a Mum who wants a family friendly financially rewarding future.
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