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Creation Station Scoops 5 Star Satisfaction Award And Best Improvement Award 2016


At The Best Franchise Awards ran by Smith & Henderson and sponsored by RBS, The Creation Station scooped two prestigious awards, the 5 Star satisfaction award and the  Award For Continuous Improvement.

The 5 Star Satisfaction award is based on an independent and anonymous survey of The  Creation Station franchise owners. The Creation Station’s commitment to regular and on-going developments gained them the Continuous Improvement Award.


Sarah Cressall Managing Director and Founder of Creation Station said,

“I am thrilled to have gained both awards. I understand the importance of listening and responding to our team of Franchise owners and striving to exceed our customer expectations as well as maximizing new business opportunities. We now inspire over 12,500 children and families per week through our classes, parties and events and we couldn’t do this with our great team of franchise owners and our Creative Hub head office team. My thanks go to all our franchise owners, our head office team and the team at Smith and Henderson for their on-going support to help us all make a positive difference to others.”

The Best Franchise Awards sponsored by RBS,  are unique because they based on the satisfaction of current franchisees.  Franchisees are asked to rate their franchisor on everything from training and support, to shared goals and how the experience of being a franchisee has compared with their expectations. This genuine recommendation by existing franchisees is a powerful marketing tool for winners, as it demonstrates a genuine testimonial from people living and working within their brand every day.

Steven Frost, CEO of Smith and Henderson said,

“We would like to congratulate The Creation Station on gaining these two prestigious awards.  What makes these awards unique is they are based on feedback from the real experts, thousands of actual franchisees. 2016 had a record number of entries into the awards with the winners recording record levels of franchisee satisfaction.”

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For more information about The Creation Station  visit www.thecreationstation.co.ukk or email hello@thecreationstation.co.uk.







Creator of the 1st and most successful children’s arts and crafts activity franchise receives The Best Female Franchisor Award




Sarah Cressall established The Creation Station in 2002 to create a flexible family focussed business opportunity for herself. Now 10 years on Sarah Cressall supports over 55 franchise owners and has been awarded the title of Best Female Franchisor of the year at the Encouraging Women into Franchising awards.

Although many parents / carers value the educational benefits of children doing creative activities, the thought of doing arts and crafts at home can cause more than just a shudder at the thought. However, mum of three, Sarah Cressall, recognised a gap in the market for children’s educational art and craft classes. Cressall established ‘The Creation Station’ in 2002 and transformed her vision to inspire children’s imaginations into a successful reality. With over 55 Creation Station franchise owners across the UK, Cressall has been awarded the prestigious title of Best Female Franchisor in the UK.

“I am really delighted to achieve such a prestigious national award. I set up my business to support other families and carers who wanted their child to benefit from shared positive, educational art and crafts experiences.  Plus I also wanted my business to work around my own family needs” reminisces Cressall “Other mums were asking me if they could run their own Creation Station. With that in mind, I spent five years 5 developing the business systems, and worked with the British Franchise Association so that it could be franchised, with everything in place to support franchise owners”

Demand for the art and crafts experiences continues to increase with over 48,000 children and families having already experienced the Creation Station art and crafts classes and attended art birthday parties. The Creation Station brand is based on nurturing each child’s own imagination and celebrates each individual journey of exploration and development.

Encouraging Women Into Franchising is an organisation whose members come from all areas within the franchising industry and include: Franchisors, Franchisees, Banks, Consultants, Accountants, Solicitors, Media Providers, Exhibition Organisers, as well as other associated businesses. The Best Female Franchisor of The Year award was sponsored by Coconut Creatives, the leading marketing specialists within the franchise sector.

For more information on children’s art and crafts activities, or franchise opportunities

Visit www.thecreationstation.co.uk or email Nicki Lee on nicki@thecreationstation.co.uk or call 0844 854 9100.


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Sarah Cressall is listed in the top 100 Mumpreneurs, won the ‘Best Franchisee Marketing Support’ award 2012, ‘Best Interactive Business Award’ 2011, the Crème de la Crème business award 2012,  Finalist in The Extraordinary Woman of the Year 2011 award and Business woman of the year 2009 in the Leicestershire awards.

The Creation Station inspires children’s imaginations and supports families with engaging art and crafts classes and parties for children aged 3 months to 11 years. A network of over 55 female franchise owners operate across the UK.

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