Michael visits Actisense

Michael Tomlinson Commends Dorset’s Leading Marine Electronics Exporters

Michael Tomlinson MP has visited Actisense’s Poole Headquarters in recognition of their exporting excellence and work with Dorset Young Chamber

Founded by CEO Phil Whitehurst in 1997, Actisense in Poole has grown from a small one-man operation to a global and market-leading provider of sophisticated marine electronic equipment. Celebrating the international success of the Dorset based company and their work in the Dorset business community, Michael Tomlinson MP for North Dorset and Poole, has paid a special visit to the Actisense Headquarters on Harwell Road.

Meeting Actisense representatives, Michael was given a guided tour of their 8,000ft² premises, gaining an insight into their day to day operations and internationally recognised marine electronic products. Serving the commercial and leisure marine markets, Actisense has over the last two decades grown an extensive international network. This includes over 70 distributors in 42 countries, stretching from Norway to New Zealand, Canada, Korea and all of mainland Europe.

Following his show around, Michael also had the opportunity to find out about Actisense’s work with the Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry and their support for the organisation’s ‘Young Chamber’ initiative.

Actisense CEO, Phil Whitehurst said:

“We were really pleased to welcome Michael to the Actisense HQ and provide him with an insight into our work. The Young Chamber initiative is important to us and we are delighted that Michael has shown his support for this. Hopefully, this will encourage other Dorset businesses to join the Young Chamber programme too.’’

Michael said:

“It was an honour to be invited to Actisense. They have continued to contribute to our region's reputation as a home of both expertise and innovation. I also fully support their contribution to the Young Chamber.’’

The Young Chamber Initiative aims to build partnerships between educators and local businesses, to give young people access to advice, guidance and future career opportunities. As part of the initiative, Actisense has sponsored St Edward’s School in Poole providing a variety of support.

Ian Girling, Chief Executive of Dorset Chamber said:

“Actisense are leaders in their field and are proactive across the Dorset business community as well as in their own business sector. We highly value our relationship with Actisense and are grateful for their support for Young Chamber and St Edwards School.”