The people behind Locus

CiaranCiaran Boylan

Ciaran Boylan (BA Hons, Dip M) has been a director of Locus since its formation in April 1997. Before establishing the company Ciaran was head of Economic Development at Antrim Borough Council having previously held development posts in the community and European consultancy sectors.



Ciaran’s expertise includes:

  • Enterprise and business development
  • Local economic development
  • Employability and skills
  • Social inclusion
  • Conflict resolution

Ciaran has been at the forefront of employability related work in Belfast in particular and is widely recognised for his knowledge in this area.

Maria CurranMaria

Maria Curran (MBA, BA Hons, Dip M) is a Director with LOCUS and joined the company in 1998. Maria has extensive experience working in the local development sector. This includes time spent in the community sector, where she managed a social enterprise company for 5 years and experience in the public sector where she worked for the Northern Ireland Partnership Board, responsible for the Peace 1 Programme.


Maria’s areas of expertise include:

  • Evaluation
  • Research
  • Strategic planning
  • Programme development and management
  • Community development

Maria has excellent analytical, reporting and communication skills and ensures a very client focussed approach to all aspects of the business through strong client relationship management.

Maria was recently successful in achieving a PRINCE 2 qualification.

LOCUS Research Services specialises in the provision of high quality research services to a spectrum of clients aimed at building on key company strengths.
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