Developing a business case is a key step in the progress of any major investment decision, infrastructure project or policy intervention

NineSquared conduct the analysis and research needed to prepare high-quality business cases for you, providing a clear and concise summary of the issues and evidence to recommend next steps.

We understand the challenges and stages involved in developing a business case, from initial problem definition through to a final detailed business case. We focus on gaining an accurate understanding of the challenge at hand, developing options for intervention, and analysing the impact of each option. This detailed approach allows us to provide targeted advice to inform next steps, even when those steps may seem difficult.

We are familiar with government guidelines on business case development, analytical frameworks and assurance policies and will work to ensure the final advice is fit for the anticipated purpose.

Business case development expertise

NineSquared can support the development of a business case at any stage in its lifecycle. Our consultants are highly skilled and experienced in:

  • Producing high-quality analysis to inform the business case, including the relevant performance measures
  • Drafting and preparing business case documents and related briefing materials
  • Reviewing existing information available and producing gap analysis of what’s missing
  • Peer reviewing and providing a critical friend of previous analysis
  • Engaging with stakeholders and hosting workshops to ensure a range of views are captured and experts are consulted to advise where necessary
  • Gateway reviews of large-scale business cases, improving our understanding of what is required

We believe a business case should strive to build the case for change, covering all aspects of the intervention, thoroughly outlining objectives and identifying options to achieve those objectives. Together, our team has a range of experience in analysing the economic, financial, commercial and management issues at hand to provide clear advice on the best path forward.

Recent Business Case Development Engagements