Release the Creation Station Magic

The beginning of March saw our 12th annual Creation Station conference celebrated in Birmingham. As our largest conference yet we had over 70 franchisees attend the event, travelling from far and wide all over the UK and Ireland.





125 Nigel Botterill delivering a motivational talk about driving your own business

166 Managing Director of the Creation Station, Sarah Cressall with the inspiring guest speaker of the day Nigel Botterill


The day provided all Creation Station franchise owners the opportunity to network, learn, and discover new business developments and product launches from their central support team at Inspiration House, Woodbury, Devon.



“Our franchise conference is by far the best day in our year” says Sarah Cressall, founder and managing director, “There is a really strong family and community feel to our network and so when we get together it’s a hugely positive and supportive day.”



The conference included guest speaker Nigel Botterill from The Entrepreneur’s Circle, his professional development advice provided an engaging session on running your own successful business and taking control, which left all of the franchisees inspired to take their business to the next level.


188 Nathalie Bailey-Flitter presenting her top tips on business strategy to the network

216 Break out groups discussed key topics in the business - Melanie Dawson took notes for her group to present back to the network


We also hosted interactive sessions focusing on ‘Pearls of Wisdom’ where franchisees shared their top tips with everyone and worked in break out groups to share their experience and knowledge with others.



The day was rounded off by the our annual awards which celebrate franchise owners who have contributed to their community or made significant developments in their business. “Our network make such positive contributions to their local community and really help children and families to be creative and have fun together” says Sarah Cressall Founder and Managing Director. ”I am very proud of all of our network, so judging the awards is really tough. Each year our franchise owners are becoming more and more successful and the caliber is really high.” 



The franchisees walked away feeling inspired and motivated hearing about the developments within the business with support, products and partnerships and various other aspects.


028 Sarah Cressall enjoying the day with two franchisees, Tracy Hull and Sarah Finan


"I just wanted to send a massive thank you so much to all of you for all the work that went into making yesterday happen, it truly was magical! I loved meeting everyone, Nigel was amazing, the information shared was invaluable. THANK YOU!!!" Carol Jackson runs Creation Station in Reading.


008 Indi Johal, Rachel Simpson and Leanne Griffin sharing stories about their journey so far


"I had such a great time at the conference which was so brilliantly organised! Nigel Botterill was a very inspirational speaker and it was fantastic to meet all the other franchisees and see all the brilliant staff from Head Office who do their utmost to support and encourage us to inspire families across the nation! Thank you!" Tracy Hull, The Creation Station Basingstoke


133 Nicki Smith inspired by Nigel Botterill's talk


"It was nice to see as having the first international franchise that I am by no means the only international franchisee. What a wonderfully diverse, creative, motivational and inspirational group I work with."  Sinead Thornton, The Creation Station Athlone and Tullamore, Republic of Ireland


141 Nicole Norman and Mel Valente enjoying the conference atmosphere


"Thank you to everyone at Creative Hub for all of your hard work and making us all feel so special. It was beautifully done! Love Nigel too- what an amazing guy!" Sarah Finan, The Creation Station Chatham Maritime


214 Fantastic folders filled with brilliant tips and advice for growing their business


Now we are looking forward to next years conference.....



If you want to find out about running your own successful creative business, simply order your free information pack or call 01395 233022.


What people say

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4th Mar

Quality product

My granddaughter hasn’t had chance to use the coverall yet but the quality looks good and the delivery was speedy.

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3rd Mar

Virtual party

I wasn’t sure how to celebrate my daughter’s birthday with the current restrictions and I don’t regret doing a virtual arty party at all! Nicola was absolutely amazing at hosting my daughter’s virtual 6th birthday party and all the girls really enjoyed it! Nicola was really good at keeping in contact and explaining how it would work. Would definitely recommend and will look at doing another party again in the future.

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2nd Mar

Family fun!

Lovely relaxed session for the whole family, Alix very friendly. Crafting not an easy thing to do via zoom, but it worked well. Children especially excited at the prospect of being in the Guinness book of records?

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2nd Mar

Kirsty was great the party was well…

Kirsty was great the party was well organised and great fun. My 6 year old loved it

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28th Feb

Sparking my inner arts and crafts hobbyist

Absolutely love these classes. I was first introduced to these from another baby group leader, I wanted to take my little boy to some different groups. When we were allowed to go, we went to the baby groups in Westhoughton. It was a very warm welcome that made us feel so comfortable in a new group. Everything was explained fully on what we had to do in the groups, even providing protective clothing for the clothes for my little boy. After this, I have gotten to know the group leader a little and now started to join in monthly arts and crafts zoom meetings with other ladies who enjoy this. I never thought I would start a hobby doing this but I LOVE IT! I’ve now made 2 things and am waiting for the March class to make more. It’s something to take my mind away for a few hours and do some creating. I was always so interested in arts and crafts when I was young but now this has got my mind buzzing. Thank you for your groups and lovely leaders! It’s been brilliant doing these groups in lockdown!

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28th Feb

Slime workshop

My daughter took part in the Slime workshop and really enjoyed it, would definitely recommend!

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27th Feb

Excellent value and a variety of activity sheets

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27th Feb

A brilliant arty party for 6 year olds

We held a joint online arty party for my 6 year old daughter and her friend today and it was brilliant. Nicola Gillaspy was really helpful in organising the event and sent out everything we needed ahead of time, and was an absolutely brilliant party host. All the girls were engaged and made some lovely crafts, and it was lovely to see them all laughing and having fun together, in spite of the lockdown. Thanks Nicola - highly recommend her parties ☺️

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24th Feb


I cannot praise the creation station enough. It has been a wonderful experience taking part in the zoom calls and it has been a god send to my sister, who has learning difficulties. I wish I had found you sooner

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23rd Feb

My kids love The Creation Station…

My kids love The Creation Station classes. They are always well run and really engaging. This session was on zoom and the joining info was really helpful and meant the session ran really smoothly. Would definitely recommend.