Our Team

building relationships since 1984

With a team of over 50, we pride ourselves on our customer-centric approach which is deeply embedded in our culture. Our experienced team are always on hand to guide and support our clients in any way we can.

Jim Leyden – Managing Director

Jim Leyden – Managing Director

Jim Leyden founded Bizquip in 1984 with the vision to create a company with a strong ethos of service and integrity and the client at the heart of the operation thus evolving to become one of Ireland’s leading suppliers of office equipment, stationery, and furniture. More recently we have diversified into a number of strategic software platforms to enhance hybrid working the way forward for many businesses

A passionate team leader and dedicated salesperson at the helm and in the trenches simultaneously, Jim prides himself on his work ethic and that of his team which has grown the company to what it is today – a family-owned business. Now in its second-generation, a company employing over 50 incredible professionals and a client base in the thousands.

With Michelle now involved on the Interiors side of the business and James driving the Technology division, the future is secured, a point that Jim is justly proud of.

Jim stands over the belief that success is achieved through honest communication, in meaningful relationships with our clients, and a deep understanding of what the clients need. Growing with our clients is paramount to our success, being there for them as a support to their business and working in collaboration with them always.

As a result, Bizquip has become a thriving business that has embraced new products and technologies and paving the way for the evolution of the Irish business.

Michelle Leyden – Commercial Director

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 with direct involvement in a multitude of client interiors projects across the country.

A key element of Michelle’s day-to-day is her continual research and observation of key trends in workspace design from the operational and functional to the aesthetic. This invaluable information enables Michelle and her team to share insights into all facets of commercial interiors.

James Leyden - Workplace Technology Director

James Leyden - Workplace Technology Director

James Leyden is the Workplace Technology 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 sales executives, he managed the new business sales team with a primary focus on Workplace Technology.

James returned to Dublin in March 2020 after 9 years in London to join as Workplace Technology Director.

A key focus for James includes the development of our technology team across business process automation and smart office technology. Key to James’ success is creating bespoke solutions to meet and exceed each client’s individual requirements.

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