7th November 2017
The UK’s leading arts and crafts activity company The Creation Station scoops Best Website Award at the national Franchise marketing awards 2017 against some of the heaviest hitters in the industry.
The new website tackles some of the toughest technical challenges faced with franchising today including; a sophisticated booking system, all-encompassing business management system (called DaVinci) for Franchisee’s to run their local creative businesses as well as a diverse digital offering such as an online craft store, free resources for the public & powerful automation to save the whole franchise network time.
The website has enabled customers to book The Creation Station’s creative craft sessions for children and adults directly through the website, a triumph in the franchise industries notorious complex interface between franchisee and customer.
Within the first five months of going live, the website has attracted over 1,000,000 page views with a 53% increase in traffic and a 38% increase in bookings.
All of the above is a huge testament to Evosite, the development agency commissioned to build the new website who took the time to carefully consider all of the different people that access the website and their requirements.
Sarah Cressall, Founder & Managing Director of The Creation Station explains her company’s success:
"I’m thrilled that our website has obtained this prestigious award as it is continuing to significantly help our franchise owners connect with their local communities and saving them an enormous amount of time, this means they have more control over their working hours. Many of our network have said it has been a game changer for their business. The development has taken over two years and I’d like to thank everyone who has helped to create this cutting-edge business system for our whole team & our extended network who have provided constant feedback along the way."
The Creation Station plan to continue their ambitious efforts to conclude the second phase of their digital transformation project to become the UK’s #1 franchise online and further innovate to support their network of franchisees.
22nd February 2018
The Creation Station celebrate franchise owner successes at the 16th inspiring imaginations conference.
2nd January 2018
The Creation Station launches a Â£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 Childrenâ€™s Sector category.
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.
4th July 2017
Creation Station franchise owner, Ruth Morris, has been named Microbusiness Franchisee of the Year at the bfa awards.
23rd June 2017
The Creation Station provides positive creative experiences through arts and crafts classes, and parties and events, for children and adults alike.
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.
2nd May 2017
Winners of the Creation Station Franchise Awards were announced at the 15th annual franchise conference.
31st March 2017
The educational creative activity business, Creation Station, is shortlisted for British Franchise Association HSBC Brand Innovation Award.
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 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 invested in my Creation Station franchise just over a year ago and haven't looked back since!Sara La Roux
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