The Creation Station provides positive creative experiences through arts and crafts classes, and parties and events, for children and adults alike.
Even though the UK’s creative industries contribute almost £90bn net to GDP; and account for one in 11 jobs, there is very little focus on nurturing creativity within childhood.
One company, The Creation Station Ltd, founded by multi-award winning entrepreneur Sarah Cressall is turning this on its head. The Creation Station provides positive creative experiences through arts and crafts classes, and parties and events, for children and adults alike.
Sarah Cressall, Founder and Managing Director of The Creation Station Ltd, shares her story about how she pursued a creative career to make a difference to others through creative activities, with Josh Russell, Editor of Elite Franchise.
"I loved being creative as a kid and whilst working on Operation Raleigh in Zimbabwe, I was asked to support the local women to run their own creative business. It was a real eureka moment for me as I realised this was what I was really passionate about – nurturing potential through creative activities.
As a mum to three, I know how valuable it is to provide your children with creative activities as it supports so many essential life skills, such as early years’ development, well-being and confidence. Plus it’s fun! I’m so grateful to work with a fantastic team alongside great business partners including Hasbro. Together we help support over 15,000 children, families and adults with hands-on, educational and fun creative activities every week."
The Creation Station family consists of a team of one hundred and twenty six franchise owners across the UK plus a Creative Hub team and outreach workers.
£2,000 Business Grants Available to Help Start a Creation Station Franchise
2nd January 2018
The Creation Station launches a £2,000 grant to support those wanting to start their own arts and crafts franchise.
The Creation Station Scoops Best Franchise Award
6th December 2017
The Creation Station Franchise scoops the Best Franchise Award in the Children’s Sector category.
The Creation Station Scoops Best Website Award
7th November 2017
The Creation Station scoops Best Website Award at the national Franchise marketing awards 2017.
Creation Station Appeals to Develop Creative Workshops for People with Dementia
25th August 2017
The Creation Station appeals for votes to help it win a OneFamily Community Award to support those affected by dementia.
Eighteen Women Change Their Career in August 2017
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...
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.
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.
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