The educational creative activity business, Creation Station, is shortlisted for British Franchise Association HSBC Brand Innovation Award.
Established In Exmouth in 2002 and with national headquarters in Woodbury, Devon, The Creation Station has been shortlisted in the Brand Innovation category for the British Franchise Association (bfa) HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards.
Sarah Cressall founded Creation Station in 2002 in Exmouth, supported by her husband Duncan and sister Fran. The business inspires children’s imaginations and nurtures potential through hands-on arts and crafts classes, parties, events and products. When creating the business, Sarah took inspiration from the activities enjoyed by her three young sons, making it a true family affair, and franchised the business in 2007.
Running for nearly 30 years and established to celebrate franchisors across the UK, the bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards look to recognise the very best franchise businesses, highlighting in particular franchisors who offer excellent employee support, company culture, innovation and commitment to franchising ethics.
The Brand Innovation Award is open to all bfa franchisor members and celebrates businesses that push the boundaries to stay ahead of the competition.
Creation Station made the finalist shortlist as it has implemented positive change to improve the traditional franchise business model, creating a ‘family feel’ to its franchise network, which values and celebrates the contributions and hard work of its 104 franchise owners.
Sarah Cressall, Founder of Creation Station, commented:
"Developing ideas and creative thinking is a big part of what we do, and we are absolutely thrilled to have been shortlisted for this prestigious award. Many of our ideas are developed by listening to our fantastic customers and wonderful franchise owners. We are very proud of their commitment, which has helped us to inspire over 325,000 children and families."
Pip Wilkins, CEO at the bfa said:
"Looking through the entries made us very proud and humbled to be part of such a successful industry, and those who are just starting their franchising journeys can take inspiration from what these brands have achieved."
Andrew Brattesani, UK Head of Franchise at HSBC, added:
"This is the third year I have been involved in picking the finalists and it is one of the jobs I dread most during the year. Comparing excellence with excellence is never easy and I can honestly say that the standard of entries we receive continues to amaze me."
Creation Station Franchise Owner Paints a Picture of Success With An BFA Award Win
4th July 2017
Creation Station franchise owner, Ruth Morris, has been named Microbusiness Franchisee of the Year at the bfa awards.
Creative Business Entrepreneur Helps Inspire Over 325,000 Children And Families
23rd June 2017
The Creation Station provides positive creative experiences through arts and crafts classes, and parties and events, for children and...
Creation Station Franchisee Finalist in Microbusiness Franchisee of the Year
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...
Fifteen Years Of Inspiring Imaginations Celebrated In A Very Unique And Sparkly Way
2nd May 2017
Winners of the Creation Station Franchise Awards were announced at the 15th annual franchise conference.
New Adult Craft Experiences Launch Across The UK
21st February 2017
The Creation Station launch their new adult Creative Crafter events across the UK.
The Creation Station Scoop Award
9th January 2017
The Excellence in Children's Education Services award has been scooped by The Creation Station.
Creation Station Gains Gold Standard for Compliance with the Children's Activity Association
21st November 2016
The Creation Station's commitment to ensuring high standards are maintained has gained it the prestigious Gold accreditation standard in...
Play-Doh Themed Creativity Classes Go Live Across The UK With The Creation Station
19th October 2016
Play-Doh will be bringing kids creativity classes to more than 800 Creation Station locations across the UK.
I invested in my 'Creation Station' franchise just over a year ago and haven't looked back since!Sara La Roux