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 4.8/5

7111 reviews on Trustpilot

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27th Jan

Brilliant especially in lockdown

Brilliant especially in lockdown. Just the tonic

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27th Jan

Great session - highly recommend

Claire from Creation Station Cardiff was absolutely brilliant. We joined her virtual family session and had a great time. My son was so excited in the lead up and loved looking through our pre-sent box of goodies trying to work out what we would be doing. During the session Claire was really engaging with the children and took cues from the children on how to pace the session etc. Highly recommend and we will certainly be booking again.

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26th Jan

The Creation Station was just what we…

The Creation Station was just what we needed! The projects are fun and easy to follow and my 6 year old daughter loves the opportunity to put her own ideas into the design. Deirdre is patient, clear and fun with the kids. A highlight of our week!

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26th Jan

My kids absolutely love these classes…

My kids absolutely love these classes and Alexis goes out of her way to help and support the children. All the equipment and supplies that are provided are of high quality and are plentiful and the classes have activities which engage the children. I could not recommend enough.

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25th Jan

Son loves classes

Son loves classes

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24th Jan


My 5 year old loves the sessions over Zoom. Friendly and supportive atmosphere, great craft supplies provided to your door. Lovely and thoughtful craft ideas - exactly what I need to help my little one explore their creative side. Thank you ?

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23rd Jan

Really good fun for my 5 year old

Really good fun for my 5 year old , Claire kept her engaged for a full 45 minutes. She had really good fun , will be booking some more sessions. Thank you so much Claire

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23rd Jan

What a fabulous party

What a fabulous party. Thank you Nicola. You were a great host. The children loved it. Downtime from homeschooling and a chance to catch up via zoom with their friends whilst making slime. So well organised and run. Lots of laughs and giggles had by all. Would highly recommend

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23rd Jan

My daughter has loved the Create Club…

My daughter has loved the Create Club classes at school. The high quality of the classes have been maintained on zoom during lockdown, Jude is very engaging and gives clear instructions, the materials provided have also been excellent.

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21st Jan

I had a really great time with Claire…

I had a really great time with Claire in tonight’s session on creating a mindfulness scrap book. I have never tried scrapbooking before and may have found a new hobby now!