“David is an exceptional trainer. His Making the Business Case is worth the time investment. He is logical, convincing, authentic and an expert in the subject.” – Making the Business Case – Nottingham

Making the Business Case

Many thanks to all the participants who attended the Making the Business Case event in Nottingham today. It was a pleasure to have your company.

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


“David is an exceptional trainer. His Making the Business Case is worth the time investment. He is logical, convincing, authentic and an expert in the subject. I cannot but highly recommend this training for anyone in the public sector.”

“Thank you for today’s training! I found it really informative and useful. I look forward to putting this into practice!”

“An excellent day. Most importantly one which will make a real difference in how I can make informed plans to improve patient care.”

“Interactive day, delivered by a great trainer. Really enjoyed the learning experience and have learnt a lot in a very short space of time. Thank you. :)”

“Thank you for an informative and enjoyable day.”

“Very informative and explained in language that anybody could understand.”

“All objectives met! Very informative and interesting sessions.”

“I never thought I would ever be able to explain economics v finance – I can now!”

“I went in hating business cases. I am leaving today’s training session with a new appreciation and understanding of the process thanks to David. Thank you :)”

“I now have a plan of how to start a business plan and even an understanding of economics.”

“An excellent day with a clear structure to cover a challenging area. David is a great presenter with a unique style. Thank you.”

“Excellent workshop in business planning ad case making. The course was very engaging and I will take away lots of practical tools to use in the workplace.”

“A complicated and multi-faceted topic broken down and contextualised in an engaging and informative way.”

“Very engaging session on making the business case. Extremely useful training well delivered.”

“Really good day. I now understand the process of business cases much better and feel more equipped to write one.”

“Very informative. I feel more confident in having a go at a business case in my new role. I would have struggled without this workshop. David is a good trainer!”


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.
2019 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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