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Winner – Top Franchise Awards – Best Supportive and Best Overall Franchise 2018

Join the most creative franchise in the UK and run your own flexible, rewarding and Fun Creation Station. Gain the freedom and flexibility to run your own fun and rewarding business, with the security that comes from the UK’s leading creative activity business – The Creation Station.

The Creation StationCreation Station inspires imaginations and nurtures creativity through fun and educational arts and craft classes, parties and events. Established in 2002 in response to a gap in the market by mum of three and multi-award-winning entrepreneur, Sarah Cressall.

With the squeeze on creativity in schools and the growth in adult crafting there is an increased demand for fun and educational creative activities. Together, with our team of 100+ franchise owners, we’ve helped inspire over 950,000 children, families and adults with award winning creative arts and crafts classes, parties and events.

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Help To Inspire the Nation’s Imagination

Since 2002 we’ve helped to inspire over 950,000 children and families with award winning art & craft activities. With the squeeze on creativity in schools  and the growth in adult crafting there is an increased demand for fun and educational creative activities.

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Why Choose The Creation Station Franchise

Running your own Creation Station franchise enables you to be in control of your own career and working week because you choose your hours, plan your holidays and your mix of award winning and fun art & craft classes, parties, clubs and events. This means that with your own Creation Station franchise, you choose how much or how little you want to do, to suit your own level of aspiration, needs and goals

Join an award winning and Five Star rated business

We are passionate about making a difference through creativity. We are very proud and grateful that our ethos, values and teamwork have gained us the following awards and recognition:

  • Winner ‘Best Supportive Franchise’ and ‘Best Overall Franchise’ Top Franchise Awards 2018
  • Rated 5* in an independent franchise owners satisfaction survey 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Winner ‘Sylvia Anderson Award for Creativity 2017’
  • Winner ‘The Best Franchise in Children’s Services Award’ 2017
  • Winner ‘The Best Franchise Website’ 2017
  • Winner ‘Excellence and Innovation in Children’s Education Services’ 2017
  • Winner ‘Best Franchise Owner Micro Business’ British Franchise Association 2017
  • Top Three, out of 5000 companies, in Richard Branson’s Impact Award 2016-
  • Winner Best Creative Play’ Award 2015
  • Winner ‘Best Franchisee Marketing Support’ Award 2012
  • Winner ‘Creme de la Crème Business’ Award 2012
  • Winner ‘Best Interactive Business’ Award 2011

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Do You Have What It Takes?

Creation StationCreation Station Franchise Owners come from a wide range of backgrounds and industries, from corporate to educational, from commercial to stay at home parents. To help identify if you have what it takes to run your own successful Franchise ask yourself if these characteristics fit you:-

  • I am ambitious, fit and healthy.
  • I have determination and drive.
  • I want the freedom to control my future and to make a difference to others.
  • I want to be financially rewarded for my efforts.

If the answers to these questions are “YES” and you feel could be the opportunity that you have been looking for like it is for over 100 other Creation Station Franchise owners, then request your free information pack today.


Investment Level

We understand that everyone is different so you can choose the size of your exclusive area and also choose the range of services you offer to suit your own needs and aspirations.

The size of the exclusive areas start with a micro  franchise, where you can provide award winning children’s creative classes, parties and events. If you are ambitious you may want to have a larger exclusive area and run the out of school ‘Create Club’ services as well. It really is up to you.

Investment starts at £7,999 plus vat and includes £3,000 worth of tools and materials. Up to 70% of your investment may be funded by our partner banks, who have fully endorsed our business model.

Training and Support

We understand that when our franchise owners are successful the whole company is successful. That’s why we are committed to our on-going training, support and business development programmes. So much so that in an independent ‘Satisfaction Survey’ given to our franchise owners, we gained a 5-Star rating.

Your initial five-day training includes:

  • Operational processes
  • Business matters
  • Marketing systems

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This provides you with the knowledge, know-how and confidence to launch your successful business and start at building your positive reputation within your community. But this is just the beginning.

On-going training and support includes:
As your business grows you will need different support at different times and in different areas. Therefore, our support is tailored to your own circumstances and where you are in your business development. The support includes;

    • Weekly contact and regular one to one calls with our dedicated franchise support managers during your first three months
    • £3000 worth of tools and materials
    • After your first three months, you receive on-going monthly one to one support calls with business development managers
    • Conference calls with the group you trained with
    • Themed monthly conference calls
    • A dedicated support hotline telephone number and email support
    • Membership to our closed Facebook group and your local regional group
    • Wholesale account with access to over 13,000 art and craft products on our store
    • Themed session plans and programmes planned for you for a wide range of classes, parties and events. These include new baby keepsakes, baby, preschool and family workshops, school workshops and after school clubs, adult craft events, senior citizen and intergenerational workshops
    • Regional business support training days,
  • Marketing ‘know how’ and online courses
  • Training in new initiatives and developments
  • Online resource ‘Treasure Trove’ with business templates, PR templates and simple book keeping systems
  • Online marketing portal with done for you images and blogs for social sharing
  • Plus you are part of a proactive, friendly and fun team who care about making a difference.

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Ruth Morris, had a successful career in events but decided she didn’t want to continue to put her children in full time child care.

“Running my own Creation Station franchise fills me with confidence, excitement, ambition and satisfaction.I have the flexibility I want and love running my own successful business. Now, almost in my third year, I typically turn over around £4,500 each month and I am making a significant difference to so many children and families in my area. The training and on-going support is excellent. From the day I started I’ve had tremendous support. I have all the help I need and feel really listened to and valued. Our network of franchise owners are fantastic, we have a lovely family feel to our business. I also have more time and holidays with my family than I could ever have achieved if I was employed and I love being known as the ‘Go To Person’ for creative activities in my area.”

Now Ruth inspires imaginations in Aberdeen with her own Creation Station franchise

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Penny Gilbert worked as an Investment banker in the city and 5 years ago decided to follow her passion and run her own rewarding business

“I have been running my franchise for over five years now and with have seen a continued increase in demand for our fun and educational creative experiences. I can honestly say it has ticked all of the boxes I had set down from the beginning with making sure I had a rewarding and flexible career that puts me in control my working hours. I schedule my classes, parties and events around my home life commitments and can be Mummy to my children all at the same time as being a successful business owner.  Our ‘Creative Hub’ team are always on the other end of a phone when I need support or advice and also our lovely network of over 103 other franchise owners, who are always on hand to help with top tips and ideas.

Claire Darnley n worked as an arts co-ordinater and wanted to turn her passion into her own successful business with the backing of a professional and successful brand.

“I love running my own successful and fun Creation Station. I have the flexibility I want to be there for my own family, and have achieved a level of freedom and satisfaction that I never thought was possible.

With seven different income streams there is so much scope to scale your business.

Creative hub are fantastic at listening to ideas and helping us achieved the level of success we want.

All our session plans are done for us and we have our own wholesale shop with 13,000 crafts products to use. It is great to be part of a company that is committed to making a difference to others and who really value and care about what we do. I absolutely love running my own Creation Station.”

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