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The Creation Station Franchise

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Has your career turned into something you don't love as much now?

Do you have skills and abilities you aren't using?

Perhaps you're at a watershed if your life where you are looking for a fufilling and exciting new challenge?

The great news is, you are not alone in looking for alternative career options that puts you in control of doing something fulfilling, flexible and financially rewarding. 

More people than ever are running their own franchise business and 37% of new franchise owners are women. Many of our successful Creation Station franchise owners have never done anything like this before. However, with the comprehensive training and ongoing support, you gain the skills, know-how and confidence to run your own successful and rewarding business.

About The Creation Station

Hello! We’re The Creation Station, and we’re proud to be the UK’s multi-award-winning leading creative activity company, providing creative classes parties and events for newborns to 99 years.

Established in 2002, we’re privileged to inspire over 20,000 toddlers, children and adults each week through our fab family of 100+ franchise owners. Over 5,000 customers have rated our activities 5-Star and we are ranked #15 in the top 100 UK franchises, plus we have a big focus on using eco-friendly items wherever possible.

“The Creation Station are a force for good, bringing creativity within communities.” - Richard Branson

Join our 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:

  • Rated 5-Star in an Independent franchise owners satisfaction survey 2016, 2017 & 2018
  • Winner 'Best Supportive Franchise' and 'Best Overall Franchise' - Workingmums.co.uk Top Franchise Awards 2018
  • 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 Creme Business Award 2012
  • Winner 'Best Interactive Business' Award 2011
  • Activities are rated 5-Star by customers on Trustpilot
  • Winner 'Most Supportive Franchise and Top Franchise Award – Working Mums 2018
  • Winner Sylvia Anderson Award for Creativity 2017

Do You Have What It Takes?

The Creation Station Franchisee making a picture with a little girl

Investment Level

The three new exciting ‘Licences To Inspire’ include:

Family Licence – this includes Tiny Treasures craft keepsakes, Baby Discover, Little Explorer & Family Fun classes.

Create Club Licence – this includes After School Clubs, Holiday Clubs, Saturday Clubs, Home Education and School Workshops.

Adult Licence – this includes Creative Crafter sessions, Crafternoon Tea for retired groups, Care & Creativity for the elderly and Intergenerational Workshops.

You can a invest in a single licence, or multiple licences depending on your circumstances and aspirations. To help make your start up as easy as possible we’ve made the cost of starting your own business really accessible.

Each of the ‘Licence to Inspire’ starts at a surprisingly affordable level of £4,999 plus VAT (£5,999) and includes a whopping £2000 plus VAT (£2,400) worth of tools and materials.

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:

  • £2,400 worth of tools and materials including recyclable business cards and flyers etc. Weekly contact and regular one-to-one calls with our dedicated franchise support managers during your first three months
  • 5-day comprehensive training, with hand holding and on-going support
  • State of the art mini website, online booking and reporting systems
  • 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 on our new iCreate Portal 
  • Training in new initiatives and developments
  • Online resource ‘Treasure Trove’ with business templates, PR templates, plans, Risk assessments and more.
  • 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.

Join our family of 100+ other franchise owners, choose your hours, have fun and create positive differences within your community.

Fill in the form below to request an obligation-free franchise prospectus and recieve more details about the £2,000 grant available for new Creation Station franchises!

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At a Glance

Established:2002

Min total investment:
£8000

Min contribution:
£3000

Development type:
Associate

UK presence:
Over 105 franchisees

International presence:
Looking in Australia, New Zealand, Emirates and Europe

Development type:

Franchisee Case Studies

The Creation Station Franchisee

The Creation Station franchisee inspires others to success

Melanie Dawson

I’ve been riding The Creation Station glitter rollercoaster for nearly 6 years now, but it feels like yesterday that I was full of excitement and nerves as I set off with my Mum for my first Discovery Morning in Devon. Stumbling on The Creation Station was literally the best thing that ever happened to me, and I am so pleased I took the steps to invest in my own franchise, as it’s the best decision I ever made.

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The Creation Station appeals for votes in its bid to win a OneFamily Community Award to support those affected by dementia

The Creation Station is asking for public votes to help it win a OneFamily Community Award of £25,000 for its ‘Impact 100’ campaign. The idea is to develop and deliver one hundred free arts and crafts creative workshops across the UK, for those who are affected by dementia.

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