Governance and structure: Business cases

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"Navigate your organisation's initiatives with confidence, translating vision into actionable plans, securing stakeholder support, and making the right choices."

In a rapidly evolving business landscape, it is crucial to have a robust yet adaptable framework which ensures that proposals for projects, programmes or other new initiatives are well thought-through and are set up for success.

Crafting a persuasive business case is essential for securing support and resources for your initiatives. Our team of experienced consultants is here to guide you through this process, ensuring that your business cases are not just documents, but powerful tools that drive decision-making.

We specialise in meticulously analysing your project needs, conducting thorough research into the options, and aligning your strategic and operational goals with concrete, data-driven arguments.

We actively involve key stakeholders throughout the consultancy process, seeking their insights and feedback. This collaborative approach ensures that the final business cases reflect the organisation's unique culture, values, and aspirations.

Whether you're seeking funding, approval for a new project, or support for a strategic change, we're well-equipped to help you tailor business cases that resonate with stakeholders.

Why Adapta

As specialists in the not-for-profit sector, we have a deep appreciation about the way in which investment decisions are made by our clients. Business cases in the not-for-profit sector are often more complex than their counterparts in the commercial sector: in additional to financial considerations, there are further layers around impact on the organisation’s mission and stakeholders, fit with values, and other more qualitative considerations. In effect, a sound business case in the not-for-profit sector has to capture hearts as well as minds – it has to paint a compelling picture of what the future would be like for the organisation (whether in terms of impact, ways of working, benefits obtained), while also clearly demonstrating an appropriate level of rigour and discernment behind the recommendations. Additionally, we regularly help our clients to procure new systems, so have a wealth of relevant market knowledge and data to draw on when helping a client to build a business case, and we stay abreast of market developments and industry trends that help our clients ensure that their plans are set up well for the future.


We have helped many charities, membership organisations and other non-profit organisations with their Business cases projects. Below are examples of just a few of the organisations we have worked with.

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Epilepsy Action Logo
National Skills Academy for Social Care Logo
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Royal College of Paediatrics Logo
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What our clients say

, Dawn Varley
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Dawn Varley
Operations & Strategy Director, Badger Trust

"I knew I could task them with my problem, and leave them to undertake the work in a professional yet friendly way, bringing their expertise and experience to the project…"

, Sunil Mir
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Sunil Mir
Deputy Director - IT, ActionAid UK

"Adapta's team provided invaluable guidance throughout every stage of the project. They expertly navigated the complexities of Dynamics CRM, offering clear explanations, practical solutions, and proactive problem-solving."

, Ian Chivers
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Ian Chivers
Former Director of Finance & Operations, GOSHCC

"Thanks for all your invaluable help and guidance. We wouldn't be here without you. And don't think that you are escaping, we look forward to your ongoing support."

, Andy Murphy
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Andy Murphy
Director of Finance and Business Support, WAGGGS

"Adapta were quick to understand our issues and needs going forward and their knowledge and expertise was evident in their suggestions. I would not hesitate to recommend Adapta Consulting to any organisation seeking independent IT support or advice."

, Eileen Parle
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Eileen Parle
Applications Manager, RCPCH

"Adapta helped us to introduce rigour to the final versions of our business case and options paper. They provided an experienced and unbiased perspective, which ultimately guided our senior management in considering which decision to take."

, Willem van Eekelen
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Willem van Eekelen
Change Programme Manager, Islamic Relief Worldwide

"Reading the report, I felt that you managed to incorporate all the various points wonderfully well and I find the entire report very powerful indeed. Exactly the right tone, with a message that is clear and recommendations that we will be able to follow up on."

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