Claire Lyon absolutely loves her world of glitter and glue.
She knows that running your own business is not everyone's perfect job, but with a passion for great customer care and a flair for creativity, she has big dreams for her business.
Recently shortlisted for 3 national awards, she runs award-winning, fun, creative art and craft classes, after-school clubs, parties and events for all ages in the Doncaster, South Yorkshire area.
Claire is most definitely THE person to speak to for keeping your little ones creative and entertained!
We asked Claire to share why she loved providing creative activities in her community- this is what she said...
Why did you want to run your own business?
"I had been a freelancer in the past and absolutely loved it. After starting our family, we decided that running a business would be the best fit for a more balanced family life. It's hard work but incredibly rewarding."
What attracted you to The Creation Station?
"For me it was definitely about being part of a national brand. I loved the business framework that is offered, and that I had all the support, advice, and structure I could need to build a successful business."
Describe your highlights so far...
"Holding a 'Tiny Treasures' session in Doncaster where I saw customers who'd come to make a newborn keepsake when they had already been to my 'Baby Discover' and 'Little Explorer' pre-school classes with their first child. They enjoyed coming to The Creation Station Doncaster so much with their first child that they were now beginning their next creative journey with their second child - it was wonderful."