Jen has travelled the world under the Big Top of a circus before landing back in Shoreham. This fire breathing, SCUBA diving 'mermaid' brings her endless energy and passion for creativity to the wonderful world of The Creation Station and now runs award-winning, fun, creative art and craft classes, after-school clubs, parties and events for all ages in Hove, East Sussex.
This month we are proud to have presented Jen our 'Franchisee of The Month' award for her positivity, drive, determination and hard work growing her business - and for her outstanding support to fellow franchisees - Well done Jen!
We asked Jen to share why she loved providing creative activities in her community - this is what she said...
Why did you want to run your own business?
"I wanted to start a business that would bring people together both young and old, would make me smile and feel as though we had achieved something each day"
What attracted you to The Creation Station?
"Buying a franchise is a great package deal. It's like buying a recipe with all the ingredients included. All you need is a bag of creativity, blended with a bit of guts, and a sprinkling of patience."
Describe your highlights so far...
"I love the fact that grown-ups and our sparkly seniors can get crafty and let their creative juices flow without fear of failure. As adults we often stop experimenting and 'playing' because we are scared of failing"
"I really loved the 'Dog's Trust' event that we attended. We had lots of fun creating puppy pictures and doing Play-Doh modelling - and we got to meet all the super cute puppies too!"
Don't just take our word for it, look what parents say about Jen & her classes...
How do you feel about being awarded 'Franchisee Of The Month'?
I was so surprised when I was awarded 'Franchisee Of The Month' for the network for November. It was totally unexpected and was lovely to have the hard work and effort I put in recognised by my peers.
I’ve been so busy booking in a huge amount of Family Entertainment all around Brighton and Hove with 100’s of pots of slime made, Christmas cards and crackers designed and of course our adult 'Creative Crafters' are getting their sparkle on ready for Christmas. We are already booking into next year for Arty Parties and crafting events for young and young at heart and have recently had a fantastic meeting with a business development and corporate events company who want me as part of their package! 2020 is shaping up to be a huge year for crafting in Brighton, Hove and Shoreham!
How do you feel about the future?
"I would love to be the 'Number 1 Place To Be' in Brighton, Hove and Shoreham. To be running adult, children and senior's session in schools, festivals and the community along with THE BEST party entertainment for kids, adults and hen do's!"
If you'd love to come along to one of Jen's awesome classes or you are looking for some event entertainment or a fun birthday party entertainer in Hove, East Sussex, you can find out more at The Creation Station Hove.
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