UK-based marine electronics brand grew sales by 32% this year

The Actisense senior management team. Danny Thrasher, head of sales; Phil Whitehurst, CEO; Lesley Keets, COO; Grant Bradley, head of engineering

The Actisense senior management team. Danny Thrasher, head of sales; Phil Whitehurst, CEO; Lesley Keets, COO; Grant Bradley, head of engineering

Actisense, the UK-based marine electronics firm, has reported a 32% increase in sales this year. The company also added to an extensive haul of awards, winning Small Business of the Year and Export Business of the Year in the regional British Chambers of Commerce Awards.

Actisense COO Lesley Keets also picked up Business Woman of the Year in the Blackmore Vale Awards.

Phil Whitehurst, Actisense founder and CEO, describes 2018 as a remarkable year. “We’ve experienced significant growth in all aspects of our business,” he says. “It’s always very reassuring to see such a strong sales and turnover increase but, just as satisfying is our further global expansion. We now have more than 70 distributors in 45 countries. We are justly proud of our international presence and our reputation for technical innovation and excellence.”

Actisense started the year by hosting a series of NMEA 2000 Training Courses. Described as the first of their kind in the UK, they attracted distributors and installers from across Europe and enabled Poland to gain its first accredited NMEA installers. In the summer, Actisense launched the latest addition to its PRO range of products, the PRO-MUX-1.