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The Creation Station Conference 2020 Acheivements and the Future

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The Creation Station celebrated 18 years of inspiring imaginations at our annual conference with franchise partners. Our franchisees received a personalised gift box with strict instructions not to open until the BIG night! 

Conference 2020

After such a challenging year, it was wonderful to celebrate our awesome family of franchise partners in our zoom conference - with the theme 'Survive & Thrive' 

We reviewed some of the many things we have done this year, including:

  • Daily Facebook lives and resources to support families through lockdown. With a reach of over 500,000
  • 5,500+ Families supported with free craft packs and courses and 46 charities supported. 
  • Reduction in fees for the franchisees, including a 3-month free period
  • 7,000+  5-Star reviews on Trustpilot from our customers, about our experiences both online and running them safely face to face 
  • Development and launch of a new online training portal
  • New income streams developed to provide online courses and safe craft packs  
  • Creation Station specific COVID Training Course for our franchises to show completion
  • Production of a Survive & Thrive manual - updated over 13 times 
  • Restructuring our business to make us more robust to deal with the challenges 
  • Working with Home-Start and 45 other charities to creatively inspire over 5,500 families

This was followed by our Franchise Awards and celebrating what we had achieved.

The gift boxes were opened and each franchise partners received a very well deserved 'You Are Awesome' award.  

"I am so proud of our outstanding team of franchise owners and head office creative crew. Ths conference was a great way of celebrating how we have collaborated and what we have achieved together so far this 2020" Sarah Cressall - Founder and Managing Director of The Creation Station.

We are pleased to announce our following winners... 

The fantastic award winners are as follows:

A New Special Award - The Creation Station Entrepreneur of the Year Award 

Winner - Vicky Whitwell - The Creation Station Coventry West

Vicky Whitwell


Please Make Me Feel Special Award 2020

Winner - Alexis Jervis -The Creation Station Newcastle Under Lyme 


Inspiration Award 2020
Winner - Alix Purton - The Creation Station Orpington and Hayes 


Bravery Boots Award 2020
Winner - Nicola Gillaspy - The Creation Station Nottingham North-West


Best Can-Do Attitude 2020 - Winners

Joanna Cameron  - The Creation Station Lancaster 

Jo Cameron

and  Vickie Gilliver - The Creation Station Southport

Vickie Gilliver

Create Club Champion 2020 - Winners

Emma McCalla-John - The Creation Station Harborne & Bartley Green 


and Judith Coles - The Creation Station Charnwood

Jude Coles

BDM-Keeping Us Going Award 2020

Emma Winterbourne - The Creation Station Thame & Aylesbury West

Emma Winterbourne

Kirsty Hickson - The Creation Station Driffield

Kirsty hickson

Louise Richardson - The Creation Station Fareham

Lousie richardson

Tracy Prescott - The Creation Station Horwich, Lostock and Westhoughton

Tracy Prescott

Best New Franchise Owner 2020

Winner – Avne Wilson - The Creation Station Sutton Coldfield

Avne Wilson

Highly Commended – Claire O'Hara from The Creation Station Halifax

Claire OHara

and Hannah Goodrum from The Creation Station North Norwich

Hannah goodrum

Franchisee of The Year 2020

Winner - Emma Winterbourne - The Creation Station Thame

Emma Winterbourne

Tracy Prescott - The Creation Station Horwich, Lostock and Westhoughton

Tracy Prescott

We are incredibly proud and grateful to our fabulous franchise partners. Together we are making a positive difference, especially when it has been most needed.  

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What people say

Excellent 4.9/5

7287 reviews on Trustpilot

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18th Apr

We had a lovely afternoon making slime…

We had a lovely afternoon making slime and experimenting what we could do with it. Kelly was a fabulous host and we received a warm welcome. Would definitely recommend The Creation Station classes to others.

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18th Apr

Messy fun a great time.

Messy fun a great time.

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18th Apr

great time

We loved our session last week doing hand and footprints. it is perfect for arty/creative mums wanting to get their baby into crafts as early as possible! cant wait to come back!

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16th Apr

Slime making and more - Easter holiday

This was a great session led by Alix via Zoom. Started with silk clay making keyrings and more and then finished with slime. Excitement started with box of goodies arriving in the post before the event. Everything was provided so really easy. On the day loads of interaction with every child on the Zoom call. We will definitely do it again with Alix. Thank you so much!

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16th Apr

A fantastic few days for my daughter

A fantastic few days for my daughter. She loves Emma and everything they did - came home full of beans!

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15th Apr

Fantastic class for babies and…

Fantastic class for babies and toddlers! Great for development and lovely class leader!

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15th Apr

Well organised ascusual and Eva was…

Well organised ascusual and Eva was really happy to tell me what a fantastic day it was. Really lovely to hear that she was able to do something with new friends.

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15th Apr

My little boy absolutely loved his time

My little boy absolutely loved his time at the space themed holiday club. He was entertained from the moment he got there to the minute he left. Alexia was very sufficient with sending out all the information that we needed and made it very easy to sort out. I would defiantly recommend and will certainly be using the creation station again.

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15th Apr

Added some sparkle to the Easter holidays…

This is the second school holidays that Alix has kept my two (7&9) throughly entertained. The dream catchers were beautiful and the slime they made and it’s hilarious sound effects continues to give them hours of entertainment! Thank you Alix! Would highly recommend!

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14th Apr

We love the creation station sessions!

We love the creation station sessions!! We have just been to one of Kelly's slime sessions and hadntje best time. Kelly was so engaging and kept my 3 and 7 year olds entertained throughout. They've had the best day and can't wait to book onto another session.