February 13, 2013 // Franchising.com // Franchise owners from across the UK gathered at Exeter University for the 11th Creation Station national franchise conference. The day provided all franchise owners the opportunity to network, learn and discover new developments and product launches from their central support team at Inspiration House, Woodbury, and Devon.
“Our franchise conference is by far the best day in our year” smiles Ian Ballinger, the dedicated franchise support manager. “There is a really strong family and community feel to our network and so when we get together it’s a hugely positive and supportive day.”
The conference included guest speaker Shaun Durham from Crisp professional development provided an engaging and interactive session on behaviour patterns and how to adapt in different situations within your business
Every year franchise owners who have contributed to their community or made significant developments in their business are recognised at The Creation Station Best Franchise Awards. “Our network make such positive contributions to their local community and really help children and families to be creative and have fun together” says Sarah Cressall Founder and Managing Director. ”I am very proud of all of our network, so judging the awards is really tough. Each year our franchise owners are becoming more and more successful and the calibre is really high.”
The prestigious title of “New Franchisee of the year 2013” was awarded to Roisin Egan from Mid Ulster for an outstanding first year. The prestigious title of “Best Franchisee’s Franchisee 2013” chosen by the network was awarded to Louise Platt from Mid Bedfordshire. The prestigious title of the “Best Franchisee of the Year 2013” was awarded to Aby Mason from Worthing.
Additional awards were given out for outstanding activities, this included:
Over the next week you will be able to can read their stories on “Your Creation Station blog”. For more information contact Ian Ballinger on 01395 239700 or email email@example.com or visit www.thecreationstation.co.uk
For further information and hi res images please contact: Sarah Cressall on 01395 239700 email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Creation Station Ltd, the UK’s leading children’s creative activity franchise, is committed to inspiring children’s imaginations through award winning, art and craft ‘Exploration & Discovery’ experiences for children aged 3 months to 11 years. The educational experiences are based on the Early Years Foundation Stages and provides positive bonding experiences for children and parents / carers to enjoy together.
The experiences include weekly classes called: Baby Discover for babies aged 3 months to 14months, Little Explorers for children age 14 months to 5 years and Family Fun for families with children aged up to 11 years. Additional experiences include Arty Birthday Party entertainment for children aged upto 11 years and creative fun activities for community and corporate events.
The Creation Station has gained the following awards; Gold Winner - Practical Preschool Awards, Winner - Best Franchisee Marketing Support 2012Winner 'Best Interactive Business' Award - Mumprenuer 2011, Winner ‘Crème de la Crème’ Business Award 2011.
The Creation Station Ltd was established in 2002 by mum to three, Sarah Cressall. The first franchise was awarded in 2007 and the business became an affiliated member of the British Franchise Association. Sarah Cressall and her head office team now lead a network of over 60 franchise owners across the UK and has received the following awards; Finalist Business Woman Of The Year 2012, The Best Woman Franchisor UK 2011 - EWIF Awards, Finalist ‘Extraordinary Woman of the Year 2011, Business Woman of the Year 2009 - Women of Achievement Awards Leicestershire. For further information visit www.thecreationstation.co.uk
SOURCE The Creation Station