Our Story

Business done simply – that's our mission. We were founded in 2011 by Gerard Forde, John Forde and Norman Hewson. Bizimply is built with all the passion and enthusiasm gained from years of service industry experience. Bizimply is the pursuit of a more effective way to work - for you, for your managers and for your dedicated staff.

“Managers should be on the shop floor driving sales and developing staff. Instead we see them in an office, frustrated with spreadsheets, notebooks, emails - even post-its! It is hard to get a clear snapshot of how your business is functioning - not just for the owner, but from the point of view of all staff. If the day-to-day is easier for them, your customers will see the benefit.” – Gerard Forde

Bizimply solves all these problems. We are the all-in-one people and shift management solution to change the way you work. We combine day-to-day management tasks – scheduling, HR, Clock-in, shift reporting, training schedules – along with a dashboard that makes regular contact with your business an easy task – no matter how many locations you have or where you are.

You see the big picture. Managers focus on the now. Staff are developed and improved. Your customers experience the benefit. Simple.



Meet The Team

Paul Breen

Paul Breen

Paul Started out as a chef almost 20 years ago - now he owns a restaurant. He once danced Riverdance with Jean Butler on New Year's Eve, but can’t remember it.

Martin O'Leary

Martin O'Leary

A former chef, Martin now likes to spend the weekend snapping pictures of happy couples but during the week you can find him heading up our sales and customer relationship team.

Emily Castles

Emily Castles

Emily is our lead developer. Working with Ruby on Rails she loves being involved in all aspects of an application build from the database layer right up to the user interface.

Mikey Cannon

Mikey Cannon

Mikey has an MA in Design Practice and a BSC in Product Design. His focus is on creating simple and intuitive experiences for our customers.

Gerard Forde

Gerard Forde

Gerard was one of the founding directors of the restaurant chain Nude. He is a 15 year veteran of the restaurant industry.

Norman Hewson

Norman Hewson

Norman specialises in software for the small business sector. He also has 30 years experience in the restaurant and service industry.

Shane Arrowsmith

Shane Arrowsmith

Shane has studied English, Sociology and Web Development. After 10 years working in retail management - he obsesses over scheduling. A LOT.

Someone New

You could be a designer, a developer, a thinker or a dreamer. Whatever it is, be it with Bizimply!