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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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Fantastic! Vanessa always makes people feel very welcome and gives clear instruction. It's a very positive, friendly atmosphere with lovely activities to complete.

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My grandson loves everything to do with…

My grandson loves everything to do with Creation Station . Charlotte is so well organised and friendly .

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Had a lovely session this morning

Had a lovely session this morning. Perfect for mummy daughter time. The leaders were very friendly and organised everything so well. My daughter loved it too!

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We love our classes with Charlotte

We love our classes with Charlotte, she is always so smiley, welcoming & enthusiastic. The crafts are always amazing & we love to take them home. She was an angel throughout lockdown & we looked forward to our weekly delivery of crafts.

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18th Sep

We love creation station

We love creation station, the girls love getting their delivery to the door. Catherine has supplied us with lots of crafts through lockdown. The girls and myself are looking forward to making the Christmas cards.

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16th Sep

Very enjoyable and loved it

Very enjoyable and loved it

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Alix at Creation Station provided a…

Alix at Creation Station provided a wonderful party for our daughter's 7th birthday. Despite the Covid-19 restrictions, which she navigated firmly but without them ever feeling like they dominated the party, the children had the most wonderful time. As a parent, it was a real relief to be able to step back and let someone so experienced, so warm and so friendly, take the children through their activities. Our little girl said it was 'everything she wished for' - you can't ask for more than that!

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Great family activity

Great family activity . So well organised and thought out. My 5 and 2.5 year olds really enjoyed it . The theme was lovely, Autumn so could be very creative . The venue suited the class and all the COVID guidelines were followed . Would recommend

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Always excellent and personal service…

Always excellent and personal service given from Catherine

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12th Sep

We really enjoyed the Christmas session…

We really enjoyed the Christmas session today. Sharon was lovely and really helpful when we wanted to do a baby handprint. The set up was fab and we felt very safe and everything had been really well planned With Covid. The Little Beans cafe was also a great venue we will definitely be visiting again. We look forward to getting our cards and tags! Thanks so much