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Alexis Is Bringing Award-Winning Arts & Crafts To Newcastle-Under-Lyme!

Alexis enjoyed corporate life as a senior buyer for a national supermarket, but often she felt like a round peg in a square hole. Alexis has already had an interest in creativity and dreamt of running her own business, but it wasn't until she came across the British Franchise Association website that she discovered the wide range of opportunities that were available. Alexis started her search and soon came across The Creation Station: an established, market-leading franchise, providing award-winning support that matched her values, delivering fun and creative classes, parties and events for kids and adults. She knew that The Creation Station would give her the opportunity and support she needed to achieve a rewarding and fulfilling career, doing something she loved with flexibility for her family needs. 

Alexis now brings award-winning, fun, creative art and craft classes, after-school clubs, parties and events for all ages in Newcastle-under-Lyme and South Cheshire

Alexis is most definitely THE person to speak to for helping to nurture creativity in learning, leisure, and life and to inspire your little ones, yourself and senior citizens.  

Why did you want to run your own business?

"I have always wanted to run my own business but wouldn't have known where to start setting up a business from scratch."

"I believe that creativity is really important for both children and adults as it allows people to use their imaginations and just think in their own way, be themselves, and have fun.  This helps to build self-confidence and social skills which are so important in every aspect of life."

 

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What attracted you to The Creation Station?

"I was on Facebook one day and an advert popped up for another franchise which, amongst other things, mentioned about fitting around your family life - something which I was really looking to achieve in my next role so this idea immediately appealed to me.  This led me to do more research on franchises via The British Franchise Association (bfa) website- this is a really informative and helpful site as I didn't really know much about franchising.  I found a list of all their approved franchises which I excitedly started to search. As I searched I came across  Creation Station, and it just really resonated with me. It looked like the one that would enable me to combine my passion for crafting with running my own business which I could also fit around my family life more flexibly than my previous role."

"As soon as I came across The Creation Station I knew that this was the business for me; the branding was amazing, really professional and eye-catching and the strong values of the business really shone through from my first interaction with the team."

"I downloaded the franchise info pack and went along to a Discovery event. When I met some of the team it really did look and feel like the right opportunity and the numbers all worked for what I was looking for. The business enables me to work, tapping into one of my true passion; crafting, something which I never dreamed could also be my business. Plus I plan my week and can tailor my business to suit me. It really does tick all the boxes for me."

What are you most looking forward to as you launch your own Creation Station?

"The training week was really comprehensive and my first week after training I took over £500 worth of bookings. Already I'm enjoying running my classes and meeting new people, both adults, and children who are just as passionate as I am about getting creative, making new friends and having loads of fun along the way."

How do you and your family feel about the future?

"My husband Jamie has been amazingly supportive and my daughter is already signed up as my number one helper - she's already ordered her special Creation Station 'Creative Helper' uniform!"

"Running my own franchise has already given me more freedom and flexibility to be around for my two young children.  Just being able to drop my daughter off at school is something I was never able to do in my previous job."

If you'd love to come along to one of Alexis's awesome classes or you are looking for some event entertainment or a fun birthday party entertainer in Newcastle-under-Lyme and South Cheshire, you can find out more at The Creation Station Newcastle-under-Lyme.

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What people say

Excellent 4.8/5

6748 reviews on Trustpilot

Kerrie
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8th Jul

Online Tiny treasures session

We had a session online with the creation station doing tiny treasures. We made some lovely creations using a print of our newborns foot. The instructor sent us everything we needed with really clear instructions and led the session really well so that we could create and chat without feeling rushed. She really created a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Would definitely do more sessions and when it's safe to do so some face to face sessions too as it's lovely being able to socialise whilst creating really simple and effective work.

Danielle
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8th Jul

Tiny treasures

A lovely relaxing and calm class. Enjoyed it, and will be booking again in the future

Lucy
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8th Jul

Really enjoyed this class

Really enjoyed this class - would recommend to anyone looking for craft inspiration.

Jane
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8th Jul

Emma provided a lovely session under…

Emma provided a lovely session under trying circumstances (Zoom). Good fun and lovely to meet new people, if only remotely. Would highly recommend it to people who need to unwind. Thank you so much Emma. Great fun.

Sophie
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8th Jul

I really enjoyed the session yesterday…

I really enjoyed the session yesterday and had great fun making my clay vase. Thank you for organising it. It was great that the clay and decorative bits were all supplied. I'm hoping to book on another session soon. Thanks, Sophie

Jugdip
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7th Jul

Brilliant class

Absolutely loved the online 'air drying clay' session, it was just so nice to do something for myself, from the comfort of home. Being a single mum, I find it very hard to get out for classes, so this was the perfect solution. Nat was so lovely, she made it so enjoyable - thank you xxx

Rachel
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6th Jul

Great service

Great service, quality craft materials and friendly. We enjoyed crafting as a family ?

Laura
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4th Jul

Fabulous

Fabulous, highly recommended, loved how daddies could get involved too

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29th Jun

Excellent service! Great choices!

In the middle of lockdown, we ordered a number of craft packs from Alexis and were very pleased with the service. She helped us to choose some fantastic kits that our 4 year old loved. They were all great quality and personally delivered very quickly. I have already and would continue to highly recommend the creation station. I also run a homeschooling group on Facebook and can confirm that the members have all been really pleased with the offering and service available.

Clare
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26th Jun

I absolutely loved Nats class!

I absolutely loved Nats class!! She made myself and my daughter feel so welcome on zoom!!! The class had a really cosy, casual feel, but I also learnt a new skill!!! Nat took time to make sure each of us felt confident! She valued our art and gave us lots of praise! I'm not arty, but I came away thinking I can do this!! This was my first class with Nat, and I will definitely be joining one of her classes again!!