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The Creation Station Unleash The Wonder Within.
The Creation Station celebrate franchise owner successes at the 16th inspiring imaginations conference.
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  • 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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The Creation Station Unleash The Wonder Within

22nd February 2018

The Creation Station Unleash The Wonder Within

The Creation Station celebrated 16 years of inspiring imaginations the theme was 'Unleash the wonder within' and the colourful and inspiring event took place at Cadbury's House, Double Tree Hilton, Bristol on the 9th February 2018.

Franchise owners travelled from across the UK to share new initiatives and business developments. The excellent keynote speakers included Julia Bramble from Bramble Buzz and best-selling author Lucy Mathews from Marvellous PR.

The evening Gala dinner celebrated franchise owner success in all aspects of their business.

Sarah Cressall - Founder and Managing Director of The Creation Station:
"With 130 exceptional franchise owners in our family the calibre is extremely high and judging was very tough this year. The winners show a real passion for inspiring their communities and we are all very proud and grateful to all of them."

The Creation Station inspiring imaginations 2018 award winners are as follows:

The Bronze award for inspiring over 1000 children and adults was awarded to:
Abi Cutler, Alison Denning, Catherine Scott, Chantal Craig, Hannah Martindale, Jo Cameron, Kirsty Cooper, Kirsty Tatum, Christina Turnbull, Rosie Oates, Sharon Keirle, Paula Martindale, Sarah Jenkinson, and Yat Chen and Yat On.

The Silver award for inspiring over 3000 children and adults was awarded to:
Abbie Melia, Alison Denning, Emma Hinkins, Jo Cameron, Louise Richardson, Sharon Keirle, Louise Richardson, Yat Chen and Yat On.

The best superhero outfit was awarded to Melanie Dawson as both Melanie and her daughter both went to work and school in a superhero outfit that day. Melanie had made most of both outfits!

The Creation Station - The Wonder Within

Additional awards included :

Best Can Do Attitude 2018
Winner - Deepa Patel Robinson in Bracknell
Highly Commended - Alison Denning in Hereford

Create Club Champion 2018
Winner - Jann Thorpe in Macclesfield
Highly Commended - Melanie Dawson in Wimbledon

Award for Innovation 2018
Emma Winterbourne in Thame

The Creation Station Inspiration Award 2018
Kirsty Hickson in Driffield

Best New Franchise Owner 2018
Winner - Chantal Craig in Hitchin and Letchworth
Highly Commended - Ally Farrell in Aberdeen
Highly Commended - Jayne Stafford in Blyth

Franchisee of The Year 2018
Winner - Louise Richardson in Fareham
Highly Commended - Sharon Keirle in Exminster
Highly Commended - Judith Coles in Nottingham

Peoples Choice Award
Winner - Kat Gillespie in Guernsey
Highly Commended Abi Cutler in Worcester

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7th November 2017

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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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2nd May 2017

Winners of the Creation Station Franchise Awards were announced at the 15th annual franchise conference.

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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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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


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


I invested in my Creation Station franchise just over a year ago and haven't looked back since!Sara La Roux


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