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.
25th August 2017
The Creation Station appeals for votes to help it win a OneFamily Community Award to support those affected by dementia.
10th August 2017
Eighteen women changed their career in August 2017 and have launched their own award-winning, fun, arts and crafts new Creation Station franchise.
4th July 2017
Creation Station franchise owner, Ruth Morris, has been named Microbusiness Franchisee of the Year at the bfa awards.
23rd June 2017
The Creation Station provides positive creative experiences through arts and crafts classes, and parties and events, for children and adults alike.
I invested in my Creation Station franchise just over a year ago and haven't looked back since!Sara La Roux
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
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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