Leading arts and crafts chain set to double its franchise opportunities

The Creation Station plans to utilise new grant to support major expansion

UK creative franchise, The Creation Station, is set to more than double the size of its existing network after receiving a £125,000 grant from The Plymouth University and Western Morning News Growth Fund (PWGF).

Founded in 2002 by Sarah Cressall (pictured), the arts and crafts chain seeks to inspire young people by providing classes to children aged from four months to five years as well as offering arts parties and family sessions for those aged one to 11.

With over 65 existing outlets across the UK, Cressall will put the funding towards the £300,000 total cost of her expansion plans. Ultimately, her vision is to support ‘300 franchises’ and she intends to push ahead with her nationwide expansion plans immediately.

The investment will also enhance the development of Creation Station’s business infrastructure in its Devon territory and will allow it to expand the staff team.

The chain has franchise packages starting from £9,000 plus VAT with ongoing training and support on how to market and develop the classes included.

Cressall commented: “We were blown away to win the grant, it is an amazing fund and is giving us as a business such a massive boost. “This doesn’t just have a positive impact on us but on everyone who wants to run their own creative franchise business; the potential to create jobs is substantial.”

Discussing its franchise opportunities, she added:

“We won the best franchisee marketing support award for supporting our franchise owners, which is extremely important to us, and we spend a lot of time helping them achieve the success they want. “We aim to provide remarkable support so they can provide remarkable experiences.”

Find out more about becoming a franchisee for The Creation Station here.


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