Dorset’s Marine Electronics Champions Celebrate their 21st Anniversary

Based in Poole, Active Research has grown over the last 21 years from humble beginnings into a market leading manufacturer of intelligent marine electronic products. Celebrating its anniversary, the company has achieved global success and now works with over 70 distributors in 45 countries, stretching from Norway to New Zealand, Canada to Korea and all of mainland Europe.

Working from a small room in his house, CEO Phil Whitehurst founded Active Research in January 1997. It began largely as a consultancy, however quickly realising a niche in the worldwide marine electronics market Phil developed his first Actisense branded products in 2001. Building a reputation for quality features and reliability, the company has since expanded its extensive international network across the globe.

Employing a team of highly skilled professionals, Active Research has, over the past two decades, striven to increase its international exports and produce new innovative products. This has seen Actisense receive numerous awards, including the prestigious NMEA Product of Excellence Award for three consecutive years.

Last year, Actisense was also presented with the British Chamber Awards, Regional Export Business of the Year Award by the Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Actisense is currently a finalist in three Blackmore Business Award categories, including the Company of the Year Award, Exporter of the Year Award and Business Person of the Year Award.

Phil Whitehurst, CEO of Actisense said:

“Celebrating our 21st Birthday, we can look back over exceptional growth, multiple award wins and new product developments.  I would like to thank the team for making all these achievements possible. Focusing on increasing our presence in new markets we will encourage future growth and ensure our success for many more decades to come.’’

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