Building on Educated Decisions

Strategic Planning

Strategic planning is a process by which organisations define their future direction in terms of their vision, aims and objectives. Such processes necessitate the engagement of many stakeholders and need to be informed by thorough research and consultation.

LOCUS is widely experienced in the strategic planning process and the quality of our strategic planning work is based upon our expertise with regard to:

  • Research
  • Facilitation
  • Consultation
  • Knowledge of regeneration policy on a regional, national and European context
  • Facilitated action planning

The LOCUS approach to strategic planning is one of practical, participative planning, in which LOCUS ensures that those participating are as informed as possible and well facilitated, to enable them to make important strategic decisions. The LOCUS approach also ensures widespread engagement of all relevant stakeholders and recognises and values the importance of facilitating participation.

The quality of our strategic planning work is demonstrated in our ability to contextualise development within current regeneration policy, providing clients with an understanding and appreciation of the policy framework within which their decisions must be made.

Clients for whom we have facilitated strategic planning exercises include:

  • Ballymena Borough Council
  • Cookstown District Council
  • Ards Borough Council
  • Castlereagh Borough Council
  • North Down Borough Council
  • West Belfast Partnership Board
  • North Belfast Partnership
  • Intercomm
  • DSD
  • Invest NI
  • Belfast City Council
  • COMET
Research
LOCUS Research Services specialises in the provision of high quality research services to a spectrum of clients aimed at building on key company strengths.
Evaluation
LOCUS has a strong team of evaluators whose background, knowledge and in house research support ensures an accurate evaluation.
Strategic Planning
LOCUS Strategic Planners are experts in research, facilitation, consultation and regeneration policies on a regional, national and European context.
Organisational Support
LOCUS are highly skilled in programme/project management financial management, strategic and action planning.
LOCUS 14 Hampton Park, Belfast, BT7 3JL, N.Ireland 02895608792
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