Fabulous Business Friends

Creation’s guide to achieving corporate brilliance

part 1: How to sort out smart client entertainment AND support local theatre (for less than the cost of your daily frothy coffee).

So you’re checking out our website…and hopefully you’ve seen our shows. That makes you just the sort of cultured, clever and lovely person we’d like on our side.

Flattery not working? OK, how about this…we think this is probably THE most cost-effective way to entertain clients, customers or staff and support Oxford’s local theatre company at the same time.

So what’s it all about? It’s simple. You sign up as a Business Friend and…

So what does it cost? Well, it’s less than your daily ‘Cappulattechino’ – £600 (£300 if you’re a school, a charity or in the public sector) for a whole year. And the benefits? A rather splendid warm feeling you get from being part of Creation, supporting theatre in Oxford and having somewhere really different to take your clients.

Will you think about it? If you drop us an e-mail we’ll get in touch to tell you more. Or just give us a call if it’s easier.

Our main sponsor.

Penningtons Manches


We couldn’t have found more supportive and fabulous sponsors than Penningtons Manches. We love them because they really appreciate what makes Creation special and they want to help us make great shows. You’ll love them if you ever need some good guys in your corner.

Meet our Business Friends. We think they are brilliant:

GBS Architects


GBS Architects are our new housemates. They make beautiful buildings, have very tidy desks and eat almost as many cakes as we do. They’re very clever and they specialise in education, health and conservation architecture, if you like that sort of thing.



Voted Winner of the Retail Chain of the Year at the 2007 Retail Bookseller Awards, Blackwell has an enviable reputation as a bookseller specialising in academic titles. They’ve also been our host when we put on Doctor Faustus in 2011 and Hamlet and The Odyssey in 2012.
Blackwell's Bookshop



d’Overbroeck’s is a brilliant 11-18 coeducational independent school in Oxford. The Good Schools Guide describes it as ‘a place of energy and laughter, of single-minded determination among students to do the best they can.’

Freeman Christie


A marvellous communication agency that helps you acquire new customers, retain them and explain stuff. That’s brand development, marketing campaigns and complex information communication projects. And coffee. Lots of coffee.
Freeman Christie

Henmans Freeth


Henmans Freeth is a regional law firm based in Oxford with a national reputation for heavyweight expertise in its specialist areas. One of Oxford’s largest law firms, Henmans Freeth has been ranked in the top ten firms in the country for charity work.
Henmans logo



HMG Law is a long established law firm with a strong reputation for looking after the interests of its clients ranging from the private individual through to commercial organisations, charities and the Arts.

Magdalen College School


One of our favourite workshop venues (which also hosted some of our early shows), Magdalen College School is a fantastic independent school for boys between 7 and 16 and a co-educational sixth form.
Magdalen College logo

Mightywaters Consulting


mightywaters consulting like to shape and accelerate business thinking to create momentum for change; they help teams and groups to work together creatively and productively; and they help organisations to involve and get the best from their people. Sounds just right to us.

MINI Plant Oxford


Our wonderful winter hosts for ten years…MINI is more than just a brand. MINI is a state of mind. Extroverted. Spontaneous. Different. We think they’re great!
Mini Plant Oxford logo



NASUWT is the largest union representing teachers and headteachers throughout the UK. We are delighted to be supported by the West Oxfordshire Association.



Love Creation’s sparkly look? Yeah, so do we…and it’s all thanks to the ludicrously talented folk at One, a brilliantly bonkers design agency based in an old slaughterhouse in Summertown.
One Design

Oxford Bus Company


The brilliant Oxford Bus company have let us decorate one of their whizzy X90 London – Oxford buses with the colourful creation brand. Check it out.
Oxford bus company

Said Business School


Our summer hosts since 2009, Oxford University’s Saïd Business School is one of Europe’s youngest and most entrepreneurial business schools, with a reputation for innovative business education.
Saïd Business School logo

Wenn Townsend


You know how we supposedly only use 10% of our brains? Well spend any time with the Wenn Townsend folks and you’ll learn that you’re only using 10% of Excel. They like sums, and they help us with ours. You can check out their handywork in our accounts with the Charity Commission, and get in touch with them if you’d like some of your own.

John Wiley & Sons


Feel like you might have a bit of spare space in your brain? The clever bods at Wiley exist to fill it with interesting things. They make scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising; professional books, subscription products, certification and training services and online applications; and education content and services including integrated online teaching and learning resources… phew!

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