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The Creation Station Case Study
Karen Carnsen says that The Creation Station has given her the confidence to be her own boss and she is very positive about the future.
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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Case Study of Karen Carnsen The Creation Station

"My old job was not giving me the flexibility I needed to put my family first and the office politics were getting more and more frustrating. The Creation Station has given me the confidence to be my own boss and I am very positive about the future." Karen Carnson - Mum to Holly aged 5 and Rory aged 2 and owner of The Creation Station Perth and Kinross.

"As someone who is at the beginning of my journey into franchising, I am very excited about what the future holds. I was working as an Environmental Health Officer but I just wasn’t getting the flexibility I needed to put my family first and work in my old job and office politics were getting more and more frustrating. It was massively important for me to take the step and become my own boss. The Creation Station has given me the confidence to be my own boss and I am very positive about the future, plus I feel safe in the knowledge that they are only a phone call away".

"My husband and I had looked at many options for a more flexible way of working and considered buying aKaren CarnsenThe Creation stationnursery, but the costs involved made it unrealistic. I knew franchising was a lower cost option and has the extra advantages of a head office support team along with being a tried and business model, so I researched flexible franchising to see what options were available".

"I was very interested in The Creation Station when I found out about them, but I was still apprehensive about leaving the children behind and making the long journey from Perthshire to Devon to attend a Discovery Morning. However it turned out to be a life changing journey".

"I was totally inspired by The Creation Station founder Sarah Cressall - who set up the business in her home in order to meet the needs of her family - and I knew after attending the Discovery Morning and from looking at the videos and testimonials that I wanted to be part of this business".

"The training and support I have received has really prepared me for what is ahead. I have a plan that helps me to focus on what is important and not get bogged down with things that can wait. I have found the support and hand holding from Head Office (AKA Inspiration House) is remarkable considering how much work goes into Discovery Mornings, training and the on-going support".

"When I completed my 3 day training in Devon, my Webpage, Facebook page, Email account and phone number had already been set up and my business was already being marketed for me online. My start up stock was packed up and arrived the week after training.  Unpacking all my kit when it arrived was like Christmas all over again and the look on Holly’s face was priceless – she can’t wait for mummy to start her new job and neither can I."

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Lisa Hagg celebrates her 6th successful year with her own Creation Station FranchiseLisa Hagg celebrates her 6th successful year with her own Creation Station Franchise

Lisa Hagg tells us about her six years with her Creation Station franchise and her highlights from 2016 so far.

Thinking about changing your career for something more rewarding and flexible?Thinking about changing your career for something more rewarding and flexible?

Find out how Cathy Huston changed career and now runs her own Creation Station business in Preston.

Sarah Cressall is the Founder and Managing Director of The Creation StationSarah Cressall is the Founder and Managing Director of The Creation Station

Sarah Cressall talks about the opportunities that The Creation Station has to offer.

Sara le Roux is the owner and inspirer at The Creation Station Penistone and DistrictSara le Roux is the owner and inspirer at The Creation Station Penistone and District

Sara le Roux gives 10 insider tips that you need to know about running a franchise!

The Creation Station are pleased to introduce Shobhana SankarThe Creation Station are pleased to introduce Shobhana Sankar

Shobhana Sankar inspires imaginations with The Creation Station in Surrey.

Introducing Ruth Morris from The Creation Station AberdeenIntroducing Ruth Morris from The Creation Station Aberdeen

Ruth Morris, owner of The Creation Station Aberdeen and winner of the Best New Franchisee 2014, shares her story of her first year running her own successful business.

The Creation Station are pleased to introduce Tracy HullThe Creation Station are pleased to introduce Tracy Hull

Tracy Hull who runs her Creation Station business in Basingstoke says "I live being a role model to my children.....".

Introducing Kirsty Hickson the owner of The Creation Station in DriffieldIntroducing Kirsty Hickson the owner of The Creation Station in Driffield

Kirsty Hickson says that running her own successful Creation Station business has been the making of her.

The Creation Station welcomes Sarah Finan, owner The Creation Station Chatham MaritimeThe Creation Station welcomes Sarah Finan, owner The Creation Station Chatham Maritime

Sarah Finan has taken control of her working life and now inspires children's imaginations with her own Creation Station business.

The Creation Station welcomes Lois NaylorThe Creation Station welcomes Lois Naylor

Lois Naylor runs The Creation Station Wakefield.

Case Study of Liz Cairns The Creation StationCase Study of Liz Cairns The Creation Station

Liz Cairns passes on her reasons for joing the The Creation Station.

Case Study of Erika Doerksen, The Creation StationCase Study of Erika Doerksen, The Creation Station

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.

Case Study of Neela Jackson The Creation StationCase Study of Neela Jackson The Creation Station

Running my own Franchiseising with a nationwide brand that shared my family and personal values was the obvious choice for me.

Jackie built a business and had time with her pre-school children with The Creation StationJackie built a business and had time with her pre-school children with The Creation Station

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.

Lavinia finds success with The Creation StationLavinia finds success with The Creation Station

Lavinia decided she didn’t want to work for someone else but didn’t want to start a business from scratch.

Lucy achieves her dream of working with families in her area with The Creation Station FranchiseLucy achieves her dream of working with families in her area with The Creation Station Franchise

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.

“Running a Creation Station franchise is so rewarding” Hayley Sugden, Leeds“Running a Creation Station franchise is so rewarding” Hayley Sugden, Leeds

Following the birth of her twins, Hayley Sugden wanted to go back to work and The Creation Station franchise provided everything she wanted.

What Our Franchisees Say

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


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


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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