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.
Nigel Botterill delivering a motivational talk about driving your own business
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.
Nathalie Bailey-Flitter presenting her top tips on business strategy to the network
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.
"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.
"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
"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
"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
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.