The Creation Station win Best Website at Franchise Marketing Awards 2017- tackling some of the franchise industries toughest challenges

The UK’s leading arts and crafts activity company The Creation Station scoops best website at the national Franchise marketing awards 2017 with against some of the heaviest hitters in the industry.

The new website tackles some of the toughest technical challenges faced with franchising today including; a sophisticated booking system, all-encompassing business management system (called DaVinci) for Franchisee’s to run their local creative businesses as well as a diverse digital offering such as an online craft store, free resources for the public & powerful automation to save the whole franchise network time. 

The Creation Station Best Website Award

The website has enabled customers to book The Creation Station’s creative craft sessions for children and adults directly through the website, a triumph in the franchise industries notorious complex interface between franchisee and customer.

Within the first five months of going live, the website has attracted over 1,000,000 page views with a 53% increase in traffic and a 38% increase in bookings.

All of the above is a huge testament to Evosite, the development agency commissioned to build the new website who took the time to carefully consider all of the different people that access the website and their requirements.

Sarah Cressall, Founder & Managing Director of The Creation Station explains her company’s success:

“I’m thrilled that our website has obtained this prestigious award as it is continuing to significantly help our franchise owners connect with their local communities and saving them an enormous amount of time, this means they have more control over their working hours. Many of our network have said it has been a game changer for their business. The development has taken over two years and I’d like to thank everyone who has helped to create this cutting-edge business system for our whole team & our extended network who have provided constant feedback along the way’.  

The Creation Station plan to continue their ambitious efforts to conclude the second phase of their digital transformation project to become the UK’s #1 franchise online and further innovate to support their network of franchisees.

For anyone looking to run their own franchise in this award-winning business they can start their journey by requesting a free information pack by visiting


What people say

Excellent 9.5/10

3226 reviews on Trustpilot

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11th Dec

Fabulous class

Fabulous class - lovely ladies! Thanks very much

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10th Dec

Excellent party by Farah the Creation Station Host for NW3

We had a party for our daughter who was just turning 7 and she wanted an arty party. A friend recommended the Creation Station and as we live in NW3 the local franchise owner was Farah Wahed. After Farah sent all the party information, we had a couple of phone calls including one with our daughter so she could be involved in picking activities and choosing the music. We had the party on Saturday and it was fantastic. From the moment the 20 guests arrived they were captivated and left having had an awesome time. Farah was amazing, she kept everyone's attention, made the party great fun and together with her helper Michelle ensured that our daughter and her friends had a memorable afternoon. We have 4 kids and this was the calmest party we've had (for us as parents) and one we'd repeat!

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10th Dec

Creation station west Berkshire

This was the first time I have been to a creation station session and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The cafe it was held in was a little small for buggys but the owner was very accommodating and we all had a lovely slice of cake and a hot drink. The materials we were given to work with were over and above what I thought we would get and I have created some lovely Christmas keepsakes with my daughter. Vicky and her helper were great at sharing ideas, tips and keeping babies occupied leaving me to finish my creations. Looking forward to the next session!

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10th Dec

Lots of fun

Lots of fun, well worth the money. Very friendly and helpful. We had a great time there.

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10th Dec

A wonderful time

We attended a Christmas craft design on a Saturday and had a fantastic time. The materials were great and we got to create some wonderful memories. Excellent value for money.

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10th Dec

Fab ladies and lots of different things…

Fab ladies and lots of different things to do with the children, would defiantly return

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10th Dec

Christmas Arty Party

Attended Christmas Arty Party with my 6 year old son. Friendly, professional staff; variety of quality craft activities and lots of fun games to be involved in; nice, local venue. My son was kept engaged throughout the session and was excited to receive little treats and a gift to take home! Thank you ?

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9th Dec

Great activity

My daughter loves going to this after school activity will defo be paying next term

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9th Dec

My 2 year old granddaughter really…

My 2 year old granddaughter really enjoyed the canvas painting and stick and decorating the lollypop Xmas tree. It was a bonus that I didn't have to clean up the mess! Thank you we had a great time and it was super value for money

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9th Dec


Really well organised and run by Abby. She is lovely with kids and very good at what she does. Would definitely reccomend it. My nearly 3yr old loves it. Especially getting messy with paints.