Award Winners Announced For Best Creation Station Franchise

Franchisees from across the UK gathered at Exeter University for the 11th Creation Station National Franchise Conference at the start of February 2013.

Other than being rewarded for all their hard work, the day also provided a great platform for franchisees to network, learn, and discover new developments, product launches from their central support team based in Inspiration House, Woodbury, and Devon.

Ian Ballinger, Franchise Support Manager, said: “Our franchise conference is by far the best day in our year. 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, providing 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 makes such positive contributions to their local community and really help children and families to be creative and have fun together,” said Sarah Cressall, Founder and Managing Director of The Creation Station. ”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. 'Best Franchisee’s Franchisee 2013', chosen by the network, was awarded to Louise Platt from Mid-Bedfordshire. 'Best Franchisee of the Year 2013' was awarded to Aby Mason from Worthing.

Additional awards were given out for outstanding activities, these included:

‘Fantastic Facebooker’ to Nicki Smith in Bath. ‘Top Twitter’ to Jenny Seymour from Sheffield. ‘Best Retailer’ to Karen Carson form Perth and Kinross, Scotland. Neela Jackson won 'Best Competition Entries' from Littleborough. Annie Vigar from Penzance won ‘Best Photo’. Sue Hammond from Bristol won ‘Best Name Badge’.