Active Research, UK creator of the Actisense brand of marine electronics, says its sales grew by over 25% in 2017 as the company continued to break into new territories and develop business overseas.

Based in Poole, Dorset, Actisense expanded its international network last year to China, India and South America. The company now works with over 70 distributors in 42 countries, stretching from Norway to New Zealand, Canada to Korea and all of mainland Europe.

“We had a very successful 2017 with increased growth figures and sales, in addition to award wins and new product releases,” says Actisense CEO Phil Whitehurst. “I must give a big thank you to the whole team, who have been crucial to our success.

"This year we will continue to focus on growth and enhancing our brand in 2018. This will include enlarging our network of global distributors plus creating new partnerships and business opportunities.’’

In 2017, Actisence received an NMEA Product of Excellence Award for the third consecutive year for its NGT-1 product. The company was also presented with the British Chamber Awards’ Regional Export Business of the Year Award by the Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry.