Meet Linda – The Franchise Support Manager at The Creation Station.

linda bennett-smith Linda Bennett-Smith Franchise Support Manager


Linda has a dynamic background for her role as Support Manager. She totally understands the different aspects of nurturing a business. With experience in marketing and running her own successful franchise ‘thebestof Exeter’, she is switched on and keen to provide a high level of support to our franchise.



“I love to help people build their businesses, and I also enjoy writing and creativity, so I feel very lucky to combine these passions in my role as The Creation Station Franchise Support Manager and to be part of such a friendly, energetic team!” says Linda “I was drawn to The Creation Station as I love the ethos and values of the company and have been a big fan of all the work they do to inspire children through creativity.”



Linda was born on Long Island in New York, USA, and spent her teenage years in San Diego, California. However, she has lived in England for over 30 years, having come here as part of her English Literature degree course in a year abroad programme. Family is really important to Linda, her husband, Peter, is an English language examiner and she has two lovely grown-up children. Jeff is a Major in the British Army and is presently studying in Shrivenham and Megan is the Higher Education Officer at Lincoln College.



Linda connects and excels in all she does, with her warm and compassionate manner, which enables her to inspire all around her. A really switched on and warm lady, who brightens a room just by being in it. That’s why we are so delighted to have Linda join our inspiring team at Creative Hub.



We asked Linda to share with us some things that not many not many people know about her;


Your fave book – “’Chocolat’ by Joanne Harris”

Your fave film – “The French film, ‘The Untouchables”

Your fave food – “It’s got to be salads and Mexican food”

Your fave pastime – “Learning about Art History and Architecture, my favourite artist at the moment is Vermeer”

Your Hobbies – “Reading and Pilates, I have also recently joined a choir with my husband, it is so much fun”

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What people say

Excellent 4.8/5

5915 reviews on Trustpilot

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Making memories

Really enjoyed the crafts, making something to treasure. Staff were really helpful nice environment and space for the children to play.

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Fab as always

Fab as always . Looking forward to the next class!!

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11th Dec

Highly recommend relaxed well organised…

Highly recommend relaxed well organised class instructor was on hand for any needs lovely keep sakes to take home too I will be returning

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11th Dec

Great session creating quality keepsakes

I loved this session! Sarah is fantastic at helping you capture your baby’s hand/foot prints on seasonal items (this one was Christmas). The quality of the products used are excellent and will be great keepsakes. You can also purchase additional items which was ideal for Christmas gifts for grandparents. The venue is lovely and the cakes are amazing! This was my second session and I’m looking forward to the next ones in the new year!

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Sam is amazing and I cannot thank her…

Sam is amazing and I cannot thank her enough for increasing my little boys confidence and having a real passion for arts and crafts. I would highly recommend.

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11th Dec

Tiny treasures Christmas craft morning

Amazing morning crafting Christmas things with my son! We had a lovely time, felt very welcome and Rachel was so nice! Can’t wait to attend the next session :-)

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Lovely class

Lovely class, well run and friendly.

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Abby is brilliant

Abby is brilliant, we have so much fun every time. Each class is different & I've made so many lovely little treasures to commemorate our little boys First year. Always recommend to friends!

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Excellent event and very well organised…

Excellent event and very well organised by Sarah who made it so special

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Amazing morning

Amazing morning. Really enjoyable. Supply’s are all there and ready to use. Laid back environment. Rachael was very helpful