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”

To keep in touch and find out more about who’s in the Creative Hub, at Inspiration House  - follow our blog :)


What people say

Excellent 4.8/5

6740 reviews on Trustpilot

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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.

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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!!

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26th Jun

Fabulous Alexis

Had a fab online mandala class with Alexis last night from the comfort of my own garden in North Staffs. Alexis made the whole thing really easy to follow, went the extra mile with our resources and I was super pleased with the result. She's also provided craft packs for my kids during lockdown which have been amazing.

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24th Jun

Online Mandala Class

I really enjoyed the online Mandala class with Nat at Stafford South. She was really great at explaining the technique and made sure everyone felt at ease. There was a good mix of conversation and concentration! Nat was very professional, friendly and encouraging. I will definitely be doing more of her online classes in the future.

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24th Jun

Mandala class…

I attended the online Mandala class last with Nat, I loved it Nat made me fell at ease and had a great time creating some art. Something I am going to do with my children this week. Thank Nat!

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23rd Jun

Amazing mandala online class

Amazing class, Nat is a natural and it was lovely to see new faces and meet new people!

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23rd Jun

Very creative and different projects

Very creative and different projects! Fun for the kids!

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21st Jun

Create club

Amazing online Create Club. We have searched for interesting things to do online during lockdown and when the create club was recommended to us by others we signed up. We purchased 5 online sessions and so far we have completed 3. My daughter has enjoyed each week and so far her favourite was 'The Arctic'. She enjoys seeing some of her classmates and friends via zoom. Sara delivers everything you need for each week which makes everything very simple and enjoyable!! Looking forward to the next session!

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18th Jun


Great, I get time for myself and my 9 year old loves it, Lyn is very patient and interactive Well done Lyn ?

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18th Jun

Online button canvas session was…

Online button canvas session was thoroughly enjoyable and most absorbing. Really pleased with finished result.