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Five amazing individuals become business owners and achieve a flexible lifestyle around their families.

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Emma, Julia, Anna, Tracy and Joe have all changed their careers and been awarded a Creation Station franchise as they wanted the opportunity to run their own family friendly business that they can tailor around their own family needs.



All five have a variety of backgrounds but are all parents who wanted a more flexible way of working.



Tracy Skelton from East Dulwich worked in customer loyalty, Julia Scoble from Greenwich was a buyer for Marks and Spencers, Anna Tuson from Haxby was a secondary school textiles teacher. Emma Theunissen has lived and worked in Holland in HR and is now taking over the Isle of Wight (yes the whole Island) with The Creation Station. Finally we have another lovely gentleman to add to our amazing franchisees, Joe Newman worked in Retail in Cardiff.



“After working for a long time in retail and working late nights I am looking forward to having more time with my wife and baby boy, Maxwell and also having something I can call my own and take pride in.” said Joe Newman, owner of Creation Station Cardiff.



“I wanted flexibility around my family, so I had time to enjoy and watch my little boy grow up. I loved the idea of building up my own business and seeing it grow through my efforts and passion.” Smiles Anna Tuson from Haxby, “I was looking at craft activities to do with my own child and found none in my area – thought about maybe setting up a local one and came across the Creation Station and thought this sounds fantastic and I want to hear more. I loved the idea and was so impressed by the level of support given to their franchisees, I couldn’t resist.”



 For more information about The Creation Station experience please  To find out about running your own Creation Station franchise call Maggie on 01395 349462 or visit


What people say

Excellent 4.8/5

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11th Aug

Professionally delivered

Professionally delivered, fun, arty sessions even during Covid. Keeps everyone engaged in the task(s). My 7 & 10 year old really enjoy going. We've accessed free sessions and a 12 week paid block, delivered as an after school club.

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10th Aug

So much fun with Emma!

My 3 year old daughter is having a great time on Emma’s “shapes” course via Zoom! Emma is great at interacting with the children, and always looks at what they’ve made and makes encouraging comments on what they are doing, which my daughter really loves. Emma’s course is great fun with songs and plenty of ideas to expand imaginations!!

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10th Aug

Both children (9 & 11) had a great time…

Both children (9 & 11) had a great time on Claire's session and wanted to book more. It's fun learning for all.

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10th Aug

Would recommend

Everything was provided. Fun session. My daughter really enjoyed it and asked about future sessions. Have booked again

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9th Aug

Absolutely loved the slime workshop

Absolutely loved the slime workshop, social distancing was great and loads of sanitisation.

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8th Aug

Holiday club fun

My daughter had a great time at holiday club. She came home proudly showing off all of her lovely creations! She had such a brilliant time and I would definitely recommend to others.

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8th Aug

A great holiday club for my boys

A great holiday club for my boys. They very much enjoyed crafting for two days, made some fantastic creations and had lots of fun. Thank you Sara ☺️

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8th Aug

My daughter said to give 5* .Both of…

My daughter said to give 5* .Both of them absolutely loved it. Thank you xx

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7th Aug

My daughter thoroughly enjoyed the…

My daughter thoroughly enjoyed the holiday club session at Withycombe, when I asked how many stars she would give Sara's sessions, she said 10!

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7th Aug

Fantastic classes!

Emma is so fantastic! The sessions are the highlight of my daughter’s week. She has produced some beautiful work, and is really proud of what she creates. Emma fosters a supportive, encouraging and fun environment for the children to worK in. I would thoroughly recommend her classes!