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Between 1993 and 1999 Seán worked for L&R Consulting, a specialist management consultancy to the leisure and tourism industries. In 1999 he co-founded Locum Destination Consulting, Europe's first and most successful specialist destination development consulting company. As Managing Director of Locum he helped grow the company to become the market leader in the UK and Europe with a first class reputation and client list. In 2006 Seán instigated the acquisition of Locum by Colliers International UK and since that time has helped to grow the Destination Consulting service offer in partnership with Colliers International throughout the world.

Seán has over 20 years of experience of creating successful mixed-use destination developments from the concept and real estate product mix through to masterplanning and detailed market and financial forecasting of performance. He is particularly experienced in leisure, culture, sports, entertainment, tourism and hospitality projects and has worked on developments in Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Libya, the Netherlands, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Turkey, UAE, and the UK.


Co-founder of Locum Destination Consulting;

Lead consultant on over 100 Destination Development projects;

Member of the English Tourism Council’s ‘Tourism Trends Task Force’ set up for 1999/2000;

Regularly invited to speak at leisure, property and tourism conferences around the UK and Europe;

Author of a number of articles regarding Destination Development.


Valuation and Advisory Services, Development Consulting, Financial Analysis, Operational real estate, Mixed-Use Properties, Land, Retail, Hotels, Residential / Multi-Family


Mace, Colliers International Middle East, North of England Zoological Society, Ainscough Group, Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, Hammerson, "TDIC" Abu Dhabi


BSc(Hons) Zoology;

MSc Business and Recreation Management;



"Seán and his team's market, financial and branding expertise has helped us prepare a 20 year development strategy that will transform the visitor experience on offer at the Zoo."

Gordon Reid, Director General, Chester Zoo


“Seán and his team devised the destination development strategy behind the transformation of Cardiff's disused docks into one of Europe's most exciting waterfront destinations."

Duncan Syme, Cardiff Bay Development Corporation


Affiliations & Memberships

Chartered Management Consultancy Surveyor

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