22nd February 2018
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 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!
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
22nd May 2018
The Creation Station scoops Most Supportive and Top Franchise Award in the Working Mums awards.
1st May 2018
The Creation Station has teamed up with Play-Doh to deliver free educational workshops for schools across the UK.
26th April 2018
The Creation Station joins Peter Andre and a host of famous names to support the first UK-wide Children’s Activities Week April 30 – May 4 2018.
2nd January 2018
The Creation Station launches a £2,000 grant to support those wanting to start their own arts and crafts franchise.
6th December 2017
The Creation Station Franchise scoops the Best Franchise Award in the Children’s Sector category.
7th November 2017
The Creation Station scoops Best Website Award at the national Franchise marketing awards 2017.
25th August 2017
The Creation Station appeals for votes to help it win a OneFamily Community Award to support those affected by dementia.
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.
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'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
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