Our estates consultancies, Shared Agenda and Community Ventures have over 30 team members qualified to the Better Business Cases™ Practitioner* standard – to helping public sector organisations prepare sound and effective business cases for transformational projects.

Providing robust rationale for any project, programme of work, or portfolio, our teams ensure business cases are aligned to service models to complement the individual direction of each organisation it works with.

The business case process explores in detail all options for change, assessing critical factors such as strategic fit, overall objectives, value for money, risks, costs, and deliverability to find the best outcome.

Tim Wigglesworth, Chief Executive at Shared Agenda, discussed why the team felt this additional qualification was so important in the current climate.

He said: “We understand the importance of working collaboratively as part of our clients’ teams to reach the right outcomes for the organisation while supporting their strategic ambitions.

“Given the current challenges our country, and in particular the public sector faces, ensuring the limited resources available are spent in the most efficient and effective way is more critical than ever.

“This is why we decided to freshen up on our skills in business cases to the highest level as practitioners. These skills complement the team’s project design and development experience, meaning we can bring schemes to fruition applying operational know how.

“I’m really proud of the team and the level to which they are trained to deliver such a bespoke and tailored service to support clients with incredibly important decision-making.”

Alongside business cases, Shared Agenda and Community Ventures both provide strategic property advice, development management, project management and various other services.

*Better Business Cases™ is supplementary guidance to the HM Treasury Green Book, designed to ensure staff are enabled to develop robust business cases. From October 2022 it was mandatory for the business case development lead to be qualified to practitioner level, and for schemes over £15m the estates and finance leads to be similarly qualified.