building relationships since 1984
We are an Irish business in operation since 1984 providing a complete suite of services for all office requirements across furniture & interiors fit outs, equipment & software solutions, managed print services and office supplies.
Our business was created by Jim Leyden, our Managing Director, and is built on relationships and trust. We provide unrivalled support to our clients who operate in virtually every sector in Ireland.
With a team of over 50 in Bizquip our skills and expertise encompass all aspects of supply, delivery, installation and after sales support. We pride ourselves in our ability to tailor our approach to suit every enquiry and we are proud to state that a large number of our existing clients have been with us for over 25 years.
Jim Leyden – Managing Director
Jim Leyden, having already been in the office equipment sector for a number of years, founded Bizquip in a basement premises in Merrion Square in 1984 with a vision to create a company based on personalised service with an ethos of service and integrity, thus evolving to become one of Ireland’s leading distributors of office equipment and furniture. Now, in its 35th year and a thriving family business with the 2nd generation coming on-board, Jim is proud to work alongside Michelle as Commercial Director and together they look to the future, encompassing new products and technologies
that will ensure that Bizquip remain at the forefront of our sector for many years to come. Jim is proud to state "We will never forget our roots and no job is too small," and Jim’s often repeated motto of being "big enough to cope and small enough to care," has stood the test of time. Building a family business ensures that the team within Bizquip consist of customer focused professionals, very many of whom are with the company between 25-33 years at this stage, a fact that is somewhat unique in the service sector and one that Bizquip is justly proud of.
Michelle Leyden – Commercial Director
Michelle Leyden is the Commercial Director of Bizquip. With a BComm from UCD and MSc in Real Estate Investment from Cass Business School London, Michelle began her career in banking, building broad experience across Treasury, Finance, Operations and Corporate Governance. She moved into the recruitment sector in 2011 as a Senior Consultant with Irish recruitment firm Lincoln before joining Bizquip in January 2014.
Her broad range of experience enables her to support the Bizquip team in enhancing client relationships whilst also being directly involved in client fit - out and furniture projects.
James Leyden - Sales Director
James Leyden is the Sales Director of Bizquip. With a BA from UCD and MSc in Business from Westminster Business School, London, James graduated in 2012 and remained in London, joining a FTSE100 recruitment firm specialising in board-level IT appointments. James transitioned into the Managed Services industry in 2015, working with KBS Group in the establishment and scaling of their UK managed services solutions. Leading a team of 12 sales executives, he managed the new business sales team with a primary focus on managed print and document solutions. James returned to Dublin at the beginning of 2020 to join his family business and as Sales Director.
James has a primary focus on developing our Managed Services offering across managed print, document management, workflow and AV. Key to James’ success is the long-lasting relationships he has built with clients in his career to date, partnering with them to understand their business and advise tailored solutions as opposed to proposing a one size fits all approach, which is also how Bizquip differentiates from our competitors.
Meet our Senior Team
Robbie joined Bizquip in 1996 from Microsoft where he gained valuable knowledge in supply chains and workflows. Robbie leads a great team in Stationery, which includes Retail & Commercial and he has also represented Bizquip on various committees within the Office Team buying group of which Bizquip has been a big part of over the last 20 years. Robbie has also been closely involved in developing our website for online ordering to ensure an easier ordering process. He particularly enjoys sourcing new, sometimes obscure products for customers through our many valued Partners.
Derek has had extensive experience in the printer/copier industry over the past 36 years, the last 29 as Bizquip’s Technical Manager. Derek is responsible for the team of engineers and support team who look after the extensive client base of Bizquip’s technology solutions. He successfully completed a diploma in sales management in 2008 at D.I.T and is handling many large clients in a sales capacity.
John Brady started with Bizquip in our Donnybrook days in 1996 and has seen significant growth in the company since then. As our installation and logistics manager, John co-ordinates and oversees our delivery scheduling on a daily basis. With our fleet of specialist vehicles and a professional team of 10 fitters; John facilitates the smooth running of our delivery team, ensuring deliveries and installations are on time and within budget.
Marguerite Slyne graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from UCD and worked in ESB as Professional Engineer in the Operations department, Power Stations and the National Grid. On completion of her ACCA exams, she joined KPMG in 1999, working as Audit Senior in the Construction, Healthcare, Energy and Communications Group. In 2003 she joined Bizquip as Financial Controller, where she leads the finance team and provides financial guidance to the management team.
Speak to our unrivalled team of experts
Barbara Brady - Showroom Manager
P: +353 (01) 217 8020
David Horgan - Showroom Sales
P: +353 (01) 217 8021
Alison Behan - CAD/Interior Designer
P: +353 (01) 217 8031
John Quinn - Senior Account Manager, Interiors
P: +353 (86) 224 6997
Keith Bannan - Senior Account Manager, Interiors
P: +353 (86) 823 0211
Lynne Casserley - Senior Account Manager, Interiors
P: +353 (86) 026 6999
Peter Murray - Senior Account Manager, Interiors & Office Supplies
P: +353 (86) 837 6100
Kenneth Byrne - Stationery Sales
P: +353 (01) 217 8029
Joanne Adams - Retail Sales
P: +353 (01) 217 8045
Lauren Brett - Retail Sales
P: +353 (01) 217 8047
Alan Jones - Senior Business Consultant, Solutions
P: +353 (86) 774 9600
Brendan Kane - Technical Supervisor, Solutions
P: +353 (86) 248 1589
Garrett Bonner - Laserfiche & AV Solutions Consultant
P: +353 (86) 042 6464
Dave Stevens - Technical Solutions Architect
P: +353 (87) 460 2007
Jim O'Connor - Senior Business Consultant, Solutions
P: +353 (86) 022 2800
Stephen McCarthy - Senior Business Consultant, Solutions
P: +353 (01) 833 0313
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