6th December 2017
smith+henderson have named the winners of the 2017 Best Franchise Awards, sponsored by Lloyds Bank. The announcement was made following their annual Best Franchise Conference.
The Best Franchise Awards are unique because they are based on the satisfaction of current franchisees. Franchisees are asked to rate their franchisor on everything from training and support, to shared goals and how the experience of being a franchisee has compared with their expectations. This genuine recommendation by existing franchisees is a powerful marketing tool for winners, as it demonstrates a genuine testimonial from people living and working within their brand every day.
The Creation Station won in the Best Franchise Children’s Services category.
Steven Frost, CEO of smith+henderson said:
"We would like to congratulate all the winners and finalists, recognised in the 2017 Best Franchise Awards, sponsored by Lloyds Bank. What makes these awards unique is they are based on feedback from the real experts, thousands of actual franchisees. In 2017, the quality of entrants was fantastic, with the vast majority of franchisees saying they would recommend their franchise to a prospective franchisee."
Sarah Cressall Founder and Managing Director of The Creation Station said:
"To gain this prestigious award is a real testament to our collaborative approach with our whole Creation Station family - our franchise owners and our Creative Hub head office team. We know that together we can create a greater positive impact to inspire imaginations and nurture creativity. I’m thrilled we’ve gained this award and I would like to thank smith+Henderson, Lloyds bank and all the judges for their support."
Sukhdeep Dehal, Franchise Development Manager of sponsors Lloyds Bank, said:
"Lloyds Bank are delighted to have supported smith+henderson with the Best Franchise Conference & Awards this year. As a member of the judging panel I have seen first-hand the calibre of franchisors When hearing the recount from The Creation Station it clearly demonstrated the impact franchisee feedback can have to the future ambitions of the business, culminating in their success in their category."
22nd May 2018
The Creation Station scoops Most Supportive and Top Franchise Award in the Working Mums awards.
1st May 2018
The Creation Station has teamed up with Play-Doh to deliver free educational workshops for schools across the UK.
26th April 2018
The Creation Station joins Peter Andre and a host of famous names to support the first UK-wide Children’s Activities Week April 30 – May 4 2018.
22nd February 2018
The Creation Station celebrate franchise owner successes at the 16th inspiring imaginations conference.
2nd January 2018
The Creation Station launches a £2,000 grant to support those wanting to start their own arts and crafts franchise.
7th November 2017
The Creation Station scoops Best Website Award at the national Franchise marketing awards 2017.
I have been running my Creation Station franchise since March 2013 and I can honestly say they have been the most fun filled happy months in employment I have ever had.Kirsty Hickson
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
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
Perfectly designed for a Mum who wants a family friendly financially rewarding future.
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