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The Creation Station
The award winning Creation Station childrens franchise is the definitive children’s activity franchise, providing arts and crafts activities for children from three months to eleven years, without all the hassles and risks of starting a business on your own.
Franchise Information
  • BFA Membership StatusAssociate
  • UK Years Established10 years
  • Current UK Coverage50%
  • Franchisee Support Staff8
  • Personal Investment Req.£4,000
  • Total Startup Cost£7,999
  • Home-based business locationYes
  • Business to consumer servicesYes
  • Franchisee operates individuallyYes
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Fifteen Years Of Inspiring Imaginations Celebrated In A Very Unique And Sparkly Way

2nd May 2017

Fifteen Years Of Inspiring Imaginations Celebrated In A Very Unique And Sparkly Way

Winners of The Best Creation Station Franchise Awards Announced at the 15th Annual Inspiring Imaginations Conference. 

The Creation Station team and franchise owners from across the UK gathered at Cadbury House Hotel in Bristol on 21st and 22nd April, to celebrate 15 years of inspiring imagination at the annual Creation Station national franchise conference.

The day, gala evening and new booking system and website seminar, provided all franchise owners with the opportunity to celebrate successes, to learn about new developments and to share ideas together.

Sarah Cressall, founder and Managing Director of The Creation Station, said:
"When I started The Creation Station back in 2002, I never imagined the calibre of the team I would be working with.  Our Creation Station family has helped to inspire over 325,000 children and families, and with our new online booking system, it’s even easier for people to get involved and enjoy fun arts and crafts classes, parties and events delivered by our exceptional team across the UK."

The celebrations had an extra sparkle this year with The Creation Station’s #GlitterChallenge. The challenge was created to encourage people to wear something sparkly to brighten children’s lives and to nominate two friends with a £2 donation to raise funds for UNICEF.

The key note speaker was the brilliant Debra Searle MBE MVO. Debra resonated with everyone as she spoke about building resilience, managing a successful business and creating a fulfilling life.

There were also workshops where franchise owners got creative with the new Creation Station services now on offer. These include Tiny Treasures – parent and newborn craft keepsakes, adult and elderly Creative Crafters events and the new monthly Family Fun events.

The evening gala included an award’s evening recognising franchise owners who have contributed to their community or made significant developments in their business.

Fran Long, the franchise dedicated support manager, says:
"
Our franchise owners make such positive contributions to their local community,”  “We are really proud of the differences all of our Creation Station family makes, so judging the awards is really tough. Our one hundred and twenty-four franchise owners are becoming more and more successful and the calibre is really high."

  • The prestigious title of the Best Franchisee of the Year 2016 was awarded to Ruth Morris from Aberdeen for delivering the core values with such passion to her local community.
  • The prestigious title of Best New Franchisee of the Year 2016 was awarded to Helen Naraine from Solihull for a phenomenal first year.
  • The prestigious title of The People’s Choice Award (chosen by the network) was awarded to Nicole Norman from Stevenage for her incredible support to the team.
  • A new Innovation Award was given to Emma Theunissen for developing the Tiny Treasures newborn keepsakes, after the birth of her third child, Mae.
  • Additional awards were given out for outstanding actions, these included: Best Member of Staff” which was awarded to Donna O’Donoghue who works in Kirsty Hickson’s team in Driffield.
  • The Best Retailer was awarded to Claire Darnley from Halesowen.
  • The Best Can Do Attitude was awarded to Suzie Smith from Grantham.
  • The prestigious silver award for inspiring over 3,000 children in a year was awarded to: Lisa Hagg, Suzie Smith and Jann Thorpe.
  • The bronze award for inspiring 1,000 children in a year was awarded to: Alex Chaundy, Debbie Kersley, Emma Hinkins, Rebecca Wootton, Jo Rivett, Lisa Tye, Nicola Cliffe, Emma Winterbourne, Stephanie Swann, Tracey Pennell, Hayley Cronin and Alex Parker.

The Creation Station - Annual Conference

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2nd January 2018

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The Creation Station Scoops Best Franchise AwardThe Creation Station Scoops Best Franchise Award

6th December 2017

The Creation Station Franchise scoops the Best Franchise Award in the Children’s Sector category.

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7th November 2017

The Creation Station scoops Best Website Award at the national Franchise marketing awards 2017.

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25th August 2017

The Creation Station appeals for votes to help it win a OneFamily Community Award to support those affected by dementia.

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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.

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4th July 2017

Creation Station franchise owner, Ruth Morris, has been named Microbusiness Franchisee of the Year at the bfa awards.

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23rd June 2017

The Creation Station provides positive creative experiences through arts and crafts classes, and parties and events, for children and adults alike.

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15th May 2017

Ruth Morris has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Microbusiness Franchisee of the Year category at the bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards 2017.

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31st March 2017

The educational creative activity business, Creation Station, is shortlisted for British Franchise Association HSBC Brand Innovation Award.

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14th April 2016

The Creation Station launches a new craft service for parents who want to create a range of keepsakes with the baby’s hand and footprints.

The Creation Station Is Shortlisted For The Best Festival Support AwardThe Creation Station Is Shortlisted For The Best Festival Support Award

17th December 2015

The Creation Station has been shortlisted for the 'Best Festival Support Service' award with their family friendly art & crafts themed Kidszones.

What Our Franchisees Say

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 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


Why Choose Us

You can run your own flexible business and help inspire children's imaginations with the UK’s leading art & crafts activity company, Us!

Perfectly designed for a Mum who wants a family friendly financially rewarding future.

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