“Clear, encouraging, revealing, humorous and a fund of useful resources.” – Making the Business Case – Newmarket

Making the Business Case

Many thanks to all the participants who attended the Making the Business Case event at the British Racing School near Newmarket today. It was a pleasure to have your company.

The Programme for Making the Business Case can be found here.


“A fun and engaging day with exercises and examples relevant to my work. Many thanks.”

“I found this course extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The skills I have learnt have given me confidence to develop business cases in the future. I would recommend this to all NHS operational managers.”Andy Smith

“Enjoyable day, easy to follow and engaging.” – Sara Aguilar-Agon

“Very informative training course with an interesting method of delivery, keeping both the audience interested and keeping engagement throughout. Thank you :).”

“An excellent day where I was able to gain knowledge about how to make a business case. Very well delivered training day. Thank you. Lots to take back to my organisation to make a difference.”

“What an engaging and energetic presentation on what could have been very dry material.”Ree Wood

“Wish I had attended the course two years ago. Thoroughly engaging and thought-provoking.” Margarite Garrett, CIP and Business Case Manager

“Really interesting day and presented in a humorous way – fully recommended.”

“Thoroughly enjoyable day with David. Learnt a lot, relevant to my workplace, and would recommend to all NHS leaders.”Rachel, Hematology Manager

“Thank you David, this has made me appreciate how a business case is structured to meet everyone’s needs. It was a really enjoyable day.”Maria Richardson

“Engaging and interactive. Great sense of humour and an ability to make the subject come alive. Thank you.”Vanessa Wragg

“A fantastic venue, really engaging presenter who made economics not only understandable but enjoyable.”Angela Bantoft, NSFT

“I attended today’s masterclass in Making the Business Case and I thoroughly enjoyed myself and I learnt a lot. I would recommend this course.”

“Clear, encouraging, revealing, humorous and a fund of useful resources.”John Nicholson


Here are the resources from the day – please use the Username and Password given to you to access them – thank you!

PDF File of the PowerPoint slides from the day.
2018-06-26 Making the Business Case PDF

Word documents created as pro-formas for your use:
Mission Statement Pro-Forma Word
STEEPLE Pro-Forma Word
SWOT – Pro-Forma Word

Other resources:
KPMG Business Planning Sourcebook PDF
KPMG Business Planning Sourcebook PowerPoint
NHS Capital Investment Manual – Business Case Guide PDF
Cabinet Office – Strategy Survival Guide PDF
Cabinet Office – Strategy Survival Guide – Summary PDF
Making the Business Case – Chartered Society of Physiotherapy PDF

The Green Book is HM Treasury guidance for Central Government, setting out a framework for the appraisal and evaluation of all policies, programmes and projects. It sets out the key stages in the development of a proposal from the articulation of the rationale for intervention and the setting of objectives, through to options appraisal and, eventually, implementation and evaluation. It describes how the economic, financial, social and environmental assessments of a proposal should be combined and aims to ensure consistency and transparency in the appraisal process throughout government.

The Green Book

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