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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 

What people say

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10th Aug

So much fun with Emma!

My 3 year old daughter is having a great time on Emma’s “shapes” course via Zoom! Emma is great at interacting with the children, and always looks at what they’ve made and makes encouraging comments on what they are doing, which my daughter really loves. Emma’s course is great fun with songs and plenty of ideas to expand imaginations!!

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10th Aug

Both children (9 & 11) had a great time…

Both children (9 & 11) had a great time on Claire's session and wanted to book more. It's fun learning for all.

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10th Aug

Would recommend

Everything was provided. Fun session. My daughter really enjoyed it and asked about future sessions. Have booked again

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9th Aug

Absolutely loved the slime workshop

Absolutely loved the slime workshop, social distancing was great and loads of sanitisation.

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8th Aug

Holiday club fun

My daughter had a great time at holiday club. She came home proudly showing off all of her lovely creations! She had such a brilliant time and I would definitely recommend to others.

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8th Aug

A great holiday club for my boys

A great holiday club for my boys. They very much enjoyed crafting for two days, made some fantastic creations and had lots of fun. Thank you Sara ☺️

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My daughter said to give 5* .Both of…

My daughter said to give 5* .Both of them absolutely loved it. Thank you xx

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7th Aug

My daughter thoroughly enjoyed the…

My daughter thoroughly enjoyed the holiday club session at Withycombe, when I asked how many stars she would give Sara's sessions, she said 10!

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7th Aug

Fantastic classes!

Emma is so fantastic! The sessions are the highlight of my daughter’s week. She has produced some beautiful work, and is really proud of what she creates. Emma fosters a supportive, encouraging and fun environment for the children to worK in. I would thoroughly recommend her classes!

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Austin had a great couple of days and…

Austin had a great couple of days and was very proud of all the creations he came home with, they are exhibited for all to see! Lovely for him to do something different and being a fairly small group was great for him, not too overwhelming. Thank you x