About Us

Our History

eXpd8 is proud of our heritage as an Irish family business.

We were founded by entrepreneur Declan Branagan in 1985. Declan originally converted his garage and ran the business from there as a one person operation. He remembers being the manager, salesperson, customer support and delivery driver all in one! As the business expanded Declan took on a number staff and opened their first Dublin office. 

Branagan Business Supplies (as it was known then) was at the forefront of the IT revolution in the 1990s and 2000s, playing a key role in helping companies adopt new IT-based systems. The business, based in Dublin city centre, became an IBM reseller in 1993 and were also one of the first Amstrad re-sellers in Ireland. We have continued to seek out and provide our clients with the latest and most advanced technology solutions to power their businesses.

We moved into case management systems in 1995 after seeing customer demand for specialised IT products within the professional services sector. eXpd8 Software has been empowering organisations for over 20 years and is popular with Irish and global businesses.

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Our Vision

On his first day as a business owner, sitting in his garage, Declan developed a mission statement for the business. His goal to provide a personal touch and full attention to detail in every interaction – with clients, with suppliers and with colleagues as the team grew. 

eXpd8 has grown significantly beyond its entrepreneurial roots, but Declan’s mission statement still stands. As the business expands, our department managers are ensuring that this personal touch and attention to detail remains at the heart of eXpd8’s culture and growth plans. As Executive Chairman, Declan continues to ensure that eXpd8 provides high quality customer services and excellent service delivery that both himself and the business can be proud of.

MORE THAN JUST IT SUPPORT

Today, proudly based in Swords, we provide a range of IT managed services and software to our customers. Our managed services provide businesses with the IT foundations you need to run your business, plus a Support Manager and experienced team of Support Engineers on hand whenever you need them. 

Our IT managed services team and support team have many years of experience in rapidly resolving customer issues and ensuring that problems are given long term solutions rather than short-term fixes. We offer remote technical support and onsite support across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. 

Our Software Team are experienced in supporting professional services businesses. They will help you choose the right software option for you – increasing your productivity and providing significant time savings.

Are you dedicated, motivated and knowledgeable? Join our Team

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FLEXIBLE. TRUSTED. SECURE.

Our Management Team

Declan is the founder of eXpd8 and has led the business for over 30 years. A well known figure within the Irish legal and professional services industries, Declan is passionate about building long term relationships and providing excellent customer service.

DECLAN Branagan

FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Mark has worked with eXpd8 for over 20 years and has played a critical role in the business' journey. He manages the company's financial strategy and operational finances - ensuring that eXpd8 has the resources it needs to grow and serve customers.

MARK HYLAND

FINANCIAL DIRECTOR

Shane has always had an entrepreneurial mindset, running his own IT repair business whilst in college before joining eXpd8 in 2008. As Commercial Director, Shane ensures that eXpd8 is providing industry-leading services & products to our clients and manages eXpd8's growth across several markets.

SHANE BRANAGAN

COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

Joanna is responsible for eXpd8's marketing strategy and communications. She is responsible for ensuring that both technical and non-technical business professionals can understand the benefits of managed IT. Joanna is a CIM qualified marketing professional.

JOANNA KHUPHE

HEAD OF MARKETING

Garry has over 18 years' experience managing support teams. Garry ensures that every client receives the highest quality of support and that queries are dealt with in a timely manner. Since joining eXpd8, Garry has implemented a number of new processes to increase customer satisfaction.

GARRY LENNON

CLIENT SUPPORT MANAGER

What Makes Us Different?

What does this mean at eXpd8?

Firstly, it means that we don’t wait for you to come to us with an issue. We continuously monitor your system – fixing many potential problems before or as soon as they occur. Our consulting team will also give you regular advice on how to optimise your system, based on site-specific  learnings.

Secondly, it means that our research team is constantly scanning the market for new threats and new technology designed to deal with these threats. This means that you will never be behind the curve when it comes to best-practice technology. Trust eXpd8 to keep your business safe and help you optimise your IT functionality. 

Every member of our Sales Team started their career in a IT technical or support role. This means that they have a deep understanding of IT infrastructure and can design a solution specifically for your organisation. They go beyond the role of salesperson and become a trusted adviser to your business.

Our Support Desk team are highly qualified across hardware, software, servers, security and Microsoft implementation. They have a justified reputation within the industry for high levels of customer service and quality of care.

eXpd8’s staff are trained to understand an IT system as an entity – not just as components.

Instead of fixing issues, they provide long term solutions that will keep your business’s IT systems healthy and safe. These solutions are entirely customised around your office environment – physical infrastructure, flexible working requirements, company policies and more.

eXpd8 conduct regular market research on current issues facing the IT industry and the solutions which are evolving to combat them.

eXpd8 selects the highest quality products to work in partnership with and ensures that our clients always have the most up-to-date solutions.

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