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The Creation Station nominated for major Social Enterprise franchising award

Creation Station Finalist franchisor social impact

The Creation Station has been shortlisted for the Social Enterprise accolade at the bfa HSBC Franchise Awards, to be held at the Vox, Birmingham, on June 27.

Sarah Cressall, founder of The Creation Station said “The idea for The Creation Station developed when I had my three boys back in 2002. I wanted to give them opportunities to spark their curiosity, create their own journey of exploration, discovery and development. Life isn’t a sausage machine, we are all unique and I wanted my kids and others to be able to unleash the amazing wonder within. 

Sadly, creativity is being squeezed out of education and childhood, and yet it provides so many essential benefits.

Our programmes are carefully developed to help children develop self confidence in their own ideas, learn how to problem solve when things don’t go to plan and understand that it’s ok to be different.

Engaging in creative activities develops a wide range of skills at different ages and stages. From hand and eye co-ordination, communication and concentrations, to logic, thinking, social skills and much more. 

Overarching this is the critical benefit of wellbeing. Our kids are under so much pressure these days, that providing mindful, interactive and fun activities help to support children to be happy with their amazing self.

We’ve a fantastic team of over one hundred exceptional franchise owners, who share our values of making positive differences through creativity.  Together we’ve inspired over a million children and adults in our award-winning classes, parties and events. Customers have rated are experiences 5-Star and it’s wonderful to see the absolute joy and sparkle in kids faces during our creative fun activities.”

Creation Station franchisees - super heros

The awards evening is the flagship event in the franchising calendar and getting a nomination in itself is a major achievement, proving the business works ethically and in the best interests of franchisees and staff, fighting off many other companies vying for the accolade.

Pip Wilkins, CEO of the British Franchising Association (bfa), congratulated The Creation Station:

“In an increasingly digital age, where children spend much of their time on electronic devices, Creation Station is allowing children to use the more creative aspects of their brain and free up their imagination through arts and crafts.”

Andrew Brattesani, Head of Franchising, HSBC, said:

“Passionate about nurturing creativity in young people, Creation Station manages to mix education with fun, which is a very difficult balance.”

“By focusing on key skills, Creation Station is enabling thousands of children to use their creative licence to full effect.”

Creation Station modelling fun

The Creation Station will go face-to-face against two other franchise units in June, one that bring healthy microwaveable meals to your door, and another that helps children learn to swim.

For details of local classes, parties and events, or to work with us, visit The Creation Station or email enquiries@thecreationstation.co.uk 

What people say

Excellent 9.6/10

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Claire
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24th May

We love Creation Station

We have been going to Creation Station since my daughter was 6 weeks old. She's now almost 3. Kirsty is just great! She is patient with new Mummies and their babies teaching printing skills and helping produce special memories. As a toddler my daughter is encouraged to be as creative as she wants with plentiful materials available. We both love Creation Station and Kirsty!

Donna
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24th May

Wonderful

Wonderful! Great place to come too my daughter goes to the class In Lancaster and loves it we have been coming on and off since she was 10 weeks old (tiny treasures) now in little explorers I've seen how much she's blossomed with her creativity throughout the months and thanks to Joanna for being so welcoming

Sophie
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24th May

Absolutely brilliant!

I haven’t got a bad word to say about the creation station. My little one absolutely loves it.

Diana
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24th May

Lovely craft session with very friendly…

Lovely craft session with very friendly Lucy

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24th May

The children enjoyed the activities.

The children enjoyed the activities.

Samantha
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24th May

Excellent class as always

Excellent class as always! My boys love coming to Tracy’s classes

Stephanie
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23rd May

Father’s Day class

We had an amazing day at our Father’s Day class, an my little tiny treasure made a beautiful plate and cards, it was our first class at a tiny 5 weeks old and we are glad we found it and can’t wait for next month

Kayleigh
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23rd May

My 4 year old loves it!

My 4 year old loves it! She loves to get crafty, and this is the perfect place :)

Angela
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22nd May

My Son went in unsure about going and…

My Son went in unsure about going and came out loving it and shouting he was definitely going back next week. So that's a win for me, Fantastic. Thank you!

Samantha
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22nd May

Another excellent night with Judith…

Another excellent night with Judith enjoying learning a new skill and meeting new people, thank you