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Wednesday 7th March

Basic Business Planning and Performance Monitoring Masterclass

Date: Wednesday 7 March 2018
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Venue: Digital Media Centre (DMC), County Way, Barnsley, S70 2JW

This Masterclass will help managers to understand the business planning cycle, processes used to develop plans and the manager’s role in it.

It describes activities in all parts of a business from Marketing, to Finance and Operations and demonstrates how plans come together.

Methods for calculating future resources will be discussed and delegates will be able to apply the techniques in their own areas. Time will be allowed for practice exercises and group discussion.

It will also cover techniques for performance monitoring and show how managers use them to make decisions. The difference between the measurement of input and outputs will be explained.

Delegates will be asked to bring non-sensitive examples of performance monitors from their own organisations and will be encouraged to discuss these.

Session Content

The Masterclass content will cover:

  • The importance of planning and the business planning cycles
  • Methods and techniques for performance monitoring
  • Processes for decision making and review

Who is the masterclass for?

This Masterclass is for all growing SMEs within the Sheffield City Region, as long as the eligibility criteria is met.

It is primarily for those who have taken on a management role for the first time or those who aspire to do so. It will be equally useful for managers who have been in their role for some time and would like to refresh their skills and knowledge.


Only one registration per business via Eventbrite will be confirmed. If additional people from your business would like to attend, they can be added to a waiting list by emailing with the business name, name of additional attendee and contact telephone number. If this Masterclass isn’t fully subscribed upon the closure of registrations, we will contact you to offer the additional place. The waiting list will be prioritised on a first come first served basis. Businesses that register more than one attendee via Eventbrite will be contacted and asked to nominate one person to attend.

This masterclass is open to small and medium-sized enterprises based in the Sheffield City Region. If you are unsure whether you fall into this region you can use the postcode checker.

A part of your business must be based in one of the following districts:Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales, Doncaster, North East Derbyshire. Rotherham or Sheffield.

Find out if your business meets the definition for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME).

Please note that if your firm that is part of a larger Group you may need to include staff headcount, turnover, balance sheet data for the Group too, to ascertain whether it is eligible.

We are pleased to be able to provide this masterclass free of charge due to funding from the European Regional Development Fund. There are a number of eligibility criteria for attendees which we will check using the online registration questions and in a phone call to every attendee prior to the event.

More Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Enhancement Project Masterclasses.

Contact us for more information.

This event will be delivered by the ‘Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Enhancement Project’ that is part-funded by the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.  The project, for high-growth businesses in the Sheffield City Region, aims to increase their competitiveness and so help them grow and prosper.