The Fundamentals of Planning and Performance Monitoring (Sheffield)

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time



Sheffield Technology Park

Arundel Street


S1 2NS

United Kingdom

View Map

Event description


This Masterclass will help managers and staff to understand the business planning cycle, processes used to develop plans and the manager’s role in it. Current business examples will be used to explain the importance of planning and what happens when it goes wrong.
It describes activities in all parts of a business from Marketing, to Finance and Operations and demonstrates how plans come together.
Methods for deploying enterprise wide planning will be shown and the importance of collaboration discussed.
It will also cover a range of techniques for performance monitoring and show how managers use them to make decisions.

This Masterclass is complimentary to the 'Building an Effective Team, Successful Communications and Engagement' Masterclass

Session Content

The Masterclass will cover:

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

What are the benefits to my business?

Businesses attending the Masterclass will gain:

  • Managers and staff with increased confidence to input into the business planning cycle
  • Managers and staff with an ability to contribute to decision making, taking action through their teams to improve the business performance

Who is the masterclass for?

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

These Masterclasses are designed for those who have taken on a planning role for the first time, aspire to do so or are responsible for the management of planning. They will be equally useful for people who have been in their role for some time and would like to refresh their skills and knowledge.

They are suitable for managers working in all business sectors.

Who is leading it?

The session will be led by

Richard Coombes will lead the session. Richard worked as a Production Director, a Sales and Marketing Director and as Chief Executive of manufacturing businesses before coming to training and consultancy.

His wide-ranging, multi-functional experience enables him to work successfully in all areas of an organisation and across all business sectors.

He founded and developed Ltd from scratch, building an organisation with experienced staff and establishing a brand name with a good reputation for over delivery, problem solving, cost reduction and profitability improvement.

His primary expertise is in leading organisations or programmes requiring major transformation, change or turnaround and with his consulting clients, he has successfully utilised these skills in Situation Analysis, organisational change, programme management, performance management, process and product costing and the introduction of Lean Systems through Business Process Redesign.

He has delivered training courses in Activity Based Costing and Zero-Based Budgeting for Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and many in-house courses aimed at improving the Commercial skills of organisations


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 here: A part of your busiuness must be based in one of the following districts:

Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales, Doncaster, North East Derbyshire. Rotherham or Sheffield.

To find out if your business meets the definition for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME), please visit:

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.


Q/ How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

A/ Email

Q/ What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

A/ Public car parks are available within easy reach of the venue. Sheffield train station is two minutes' walk away

Q/ How accessible is the venue?

A/ Full disabled access

Q/ I would like to bring a colleague, is this ok?

A/ No, only one attendee per company is permitted.

Q/ Will refreshments be provided?

A/ Tea and coffee will be available on arrival and during the session.

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.

Share with friends

Date and Time


Sheffield Technology Park

Arundel Street


S1 2NS

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved