R.O.A.R from Strategy to Success with this free masterclass

Organised by Business Doncaster and supported by Investors in Excellence, on this masterclass you will discover the only holistic performance improvement framework globally including practical, performance-improving solutions for your business.

Investors in Excellence is proud to share with you the Investors in Excellence Standard, the only holistic performance improvement framework globally, and its practical, performance-improving solutions, helping you:

  • driving excellence in your businesses
  • embracing the very best practices ensuring business resilience, agility and futureproofing
  • bringing you practical examples to improve productivity, deliver high performing as the norm, and benefitting from 280% performance improvement.

Challenging times demand transforming solutions and alignment of all staff to deliver the business aims and objectives, through an excellence culture that thrives from Board to every person, delivers the results that really matter. 

With fierce competition and increasing demands to deliver more for less, becoming an Investor in Excellence will make you stand out from the competition.

What you get: Productivity, efficiency, effectiveness, higher performing as the norm and 280% performance improvement as standard.

The Masterclass delivered by Judy Hart will be hands on, having an opportunity of demonstrating how the Investors in Excellence Standard will drive leadership from the centre out, from strategy to success, and hearing live from the senior executive of Inclusion Group, recognised as an Investor in Excellence for 8 years.

“We aim high at Inclusion Group and are pleased to confirm our growth has been 10-fold. Continuing this highly prestigious certification demonstrates we operate to excellence principles every day. We are pleased to be a case study for IiE.” Neil Brown, Chief Executive, Inclusion Group.

Location and time:

Flourish Enterprises, St Catherine's House, Tickhill Road, Balby, DN4 8QP - Thursday 14 Mar 2024: 08:30 - 11:30am.


Who is Investors in Excellence?

Investors in Excellence (IiE) helps organisations globally achieve exceptional performance. "It’s the reason we exist and we're passionate about it - Principles-led, Evidence-based, Outcomes-driven, Research-informed." Judy Hart, Chief Executive, Investors in Excellence Group

Judy Hart, Chief Executive, Investors in Excellence Group:

Following a senior career in corporate banking, Judy was headhunted to bring to the world of business the Investors in Excellence Standard, first operating in the Midlands region from 2002 delivering £19:£1 ROI. Now operating UK-wide and Internationally, the IiE Standard V7 is a unique framework which combines the very best approaches to excellence, providing any organisation, regardless of size, sector or complexity, with a proven roadmap to achieve high performance. Judy loves her job, leading a team of subject matter experts, who are all totally dedicated to helping clients achieve continuously improving results with the aim of becoming exemplars of excellence.


What the masterclass will cover?

Recognition as an Investor in Excellence will demonstrate that you are standing out from the competition, delivering effective results from strategy, objectives, operations, optimising business outcomes, unlocking potential and improving performance.

Inclusion Group senior executive will be in attendance to share with you their journey of recognition and success.

IiE will demonstrate this through circles of excellence, practical tools and techniques and award-winning case studies, as well as how to become recognised as a centre of excellence and an Investor in Excellence in your own right. There will be a journey of excellence to suit every person, every organisation, regardless of size or sector. For some, an opportunity for grant funding may exist via Business Doncaster. 

We will dive into the IiE Standard, and how to bring performance management into the palm of your hand. You will leave with a clear understanding of the concepts that make excellence so effective and how you can go about implementing it. 

There will be an opportunity to share in a Doncaster Web of Excellence so we can see where the City stands overall against the 21 Indicators of the Standard and how, together, we can create Excellence in Doncaster and make it a Centre of Excellence. 


Who is this masterclass for?

  • This masterclass is perfect for those who wish to benchmark or formulate a continuously improving framework for the development and assessment of organisational performance, and the strategy to enable organisations regardless of size, complexity or location to become excellent and deliver more excellent outcomes. Those with ambition to become high and out-performing, who desire the drive for excellence and continuous improvement.
  • Decision makers who want to invest in these developments. Senior execs, HR Directors, those responsible for strategy and operations, future leaders. All are welcome.
  • Those looking to bring consistency across the business; optimise business performance and willing to create strategic leaders who can engage their peers and align everyone to the strategic objectives.
  • Those who want to develop, improve and grow strategically.
  • Those who want to learn afresh what makes a successful business and how to create organisational and people strategies.



This masterclass is open to Small and Medium sized Enterprises based in South Yorkshire who pay business rates to either Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham or Sheffield . For the definition of a Small and Medium sized Enterprise please click HERE.



  • 08:30 - Networking  
  • 09:00 - Welcome and Housekeeping  
  • 09:05 – Investors in Excellence – Judy Hart 
    • Be more Lion
    • The IiE Standard, Circles of Excellence, Scoring and How to achieve recognition. 
  • 09:30-10:00 Case Study presented by Inclusion Group
  • 10:00-10:45 What Matters Most and the Principles of Excellence 
    • Group sessions: Leading, Resourcing, Delivering, Achieving 
    • Becoming a Strategic Leader and how to assess your organisation
  • 10.45 Q&As  
  • 11.00 Networking  
  • 11:30 Close

Additional masterclasses organised by Business Doncaster will take place between February 2024 and June 2024. For the lastest schedule please visit our events page.

The Business Productivity and Digitisation Grant Project is a £9.3m project which is delivered across South Yorkshire and is supported and part funded by the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) and has attracted £5.2m of investment through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF). The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-shared-prosperity-fund-prospectus