National Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2013 award is scooped by Sarah Cressall founder of The Creation Station

With a passion to inspire children's imaginations and support others to run their own rewarding and flexible business, Sarah Cressall established The Creation Station and has achieved the National Entrepreneur Award 2013.



The event was hosted by the Founder of The Venus Awards, Tara Howard together with the Devon Regional Partner, Celia Delaney. The sponsors of Entrepreneur of the year were

Bisphop Flemming, a leading UK charted accountancy firm committed to providing businesses, and individual clients, with the full range of pro-active support and advice.



"I was pretty amazed to win this award. There are so many brilliant business owners out there doing really great things, so I was truly amazed and very delighted! However, I'd like to dedicate this award to a group of really amazing people and they are our Creation Station franchise owners who deliver truly inspiring experiences right across the UK.  As a team we've been able to help inspire over 105,000 children and families that we've had the privilege to meet through our classes, parties and events.


Sarah Cressall Founder of  The Creation Station wins national Entrepreneur of the Year Award Sarah Cressall Founder of The Creation Station wins the Venus National Entrepreneur of the Year Award, sponsored by Bishop Fleming.


My big thanks go to my wonderful husband Duncan,  my three boys Sam Ollie and Josh, and my very supportive team at Creative Hub. I am eternally grateful to the years of ongoing support from my very talented sister Fran Long and I have been amazed at the kindness and commitment shown by the very lovely sponsors Bishop Fleming. It couldn't have happened without the very fabulous Celia Delaney and Tara Howard. So thank you.



I'd love to send my huge congratulations and thanks to all those who were involved in the awards and especially the fantastic runners up for the National Entrepreneur of the Year award;  Nicky McCrudden from the excellent training company McCrudden Training and Jane Dyke founder of the hugely successful nursery chain Yellow Dot Nurseries. 



Our huge congratulations goes out it to all the other winners a total inspiration to us all:



Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Jemma Cooper – HI Therapies (Dorset)

New Business: Denise Buchan – Classis Consulting (Brighton)

Green Business: Cathy Debenham – YouGen Ltd (Devon)

Online Business: Belinda Poore – Bellacrafts (Southampton)

Small Business: Rachel Boyle – ABC Magazine (Brighton)

PA of the Year: Lisa McKenzie – Autism Wessex (Dorset)

Inspirational Woman: Christine Tebano – Parent support link (Southampton)

Home Based Business: Samantha Acton – Domestic Angels (Dorset)

Networker of the Year: Jane Hames – Glide Training Ltd (Brighton)

Lifetime Achievement: Tina Wellman-Hawke – The Dave Wellman Cancer Trust (Southampton)

High Achiever: Michelle Tatner – Dutton Gregory (Dorset)

Employee of the Year: Ebony Butler – Beales Gourmet (Dorset)

Employer of the Year: Mariam Badavi – Purity Boutique Spa Limited (Devon)

Business Mother: Emma Sheldon – Choice in care (Southampton)

Social Entrepreneur of the Year: Monica Norley – Visionary Soap Company (Brighton)

Outstanding Achiever: Tricia Walker (Dorset)



Isn't is amazing what you can achieve with a bit of inspiration and no doubt a fair amount of perspiration too! It's been my privilege and a  great honor to be part of this.



So for anyone thinking about pursuing their dream...  don't hold back - if we can - you can!



Here's to inspiring futures,






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Sarah Cressall



For more information about The Creation Station please visit For more information about Bishop Fleming services visit find out more about the Venus award visit


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