2015 was a very successful year for us and we have some big developments planned for 2016.
2015 saw the company achieve a sizeable sales growth of 14%, along with this massive achievement we won several awards for our products and the business as a whole. Including national and international accolades such as the NMEA Product of Excellence Award for our EMU-1 (Engine Monitoring Unit) and our very own CEO Phil Whitehurst winning a silver award for National Export Entrepreneur of the year.
Following on from this success it only seemed appropriate to recognise the efforts of several members of staff and promote them to more senior roles as they have been key in helping the company achieve its goals for 2015.
Danny Thrasher has been announced as the Head of the newly formed Operations team, whilst Mat McCartan has been promoted to Marketing Manager. And Maria Wright has been promoted from Office Administrator to Customer Services Officer, and a special mention for Kris Raczka for recognition of his continued loyalty and dedication to maintaining a high standard of work and commitment has been promoted to Production Supervisor.
With these internal promotions the stage is set to ensure continued growth and development as we head into 2016.
Lesley Keets Chief Operating Officer commented:
“After a highly successful year we wanted to give our customers increased access to our dedicated and growing team and we hope this internal restructure will help to do so. We know we can continue to demonstrate growth throughout 2016. We have many new products and will be working to provide an increasingly better service. We will also be opening up new commercial sectors and further developing our already pioneering brand.”
So what does Actisense have planned for 2016?
There will be further development of the brand, with a new website in the pipeline which will be under continuous development adding new features and usability over the course of the year.
Actisense will also be looking to obtain ISO 9001 certification, by improving business efficiency and customer satisfaction as well as honing the company management system and by ensuring the quality of our products, processes and services.
We have also set ourselves a goal of achieving 15% growth for the year and will be launching several new products to aid with this goal as well as expanding our global distributor network and creating new partnerships.
This is a very exciting time for us at Actisense and we are looking forward to a successful productive year.
A record 800 business people, dignitaries, MPs and press from across Dorset recently gathered at the renowned Bournemouth International Centre for the county’s largest and most prestigious business event, The Dorset Business Awards. With a ‘Hollywood’ theme, the evening was a night of exuberant style and glamour worthy of the Oscars, as Dorset’s business stars were honoured. Shining brightest on the night, were Poole-based marine electronics brand, Actisense®, who swept a phenomenal two Dorset Business Awards.
CEO of Actisense®, Phil Whitehurst, was crowned as Dorset’s Entrepreneur of the Year in recognition of his entrepreneurial spirit which has seen his company grow from the spare bedroom of his apartment to become an internationally recognised brand and a leader in the marine electronics industry. Phil is also respected globally as a top authority and spokesman for the National Marine Electronics Association and sits on the industries pivotal steering committee, OneNet®.
Actisense® also picked up the Dorset Export Award in honour of the company’s international trading which encompasses over 85% of their business. Proudly waving the Dorset flag, Actisense® currently has distributors in 34 countries worldwide and sells their products across the globe to places including Dubai, Australia, USA, Canada, Mainland Europe and Hong Kong.
Commenting on their rare double-win, Phil Whitehurst has said:
“The team and I are absolutely thrilled to have been recognised with not one but two Dorset Business Awards. To be recognised for the hard work that we have all put into create a truly international company is overwhelming.”
“I am over the moon to be recognised as Entrepreneur of the Year but a businessman is only as strong as the team behind him. Actisense is a true team effort and we have all fought hard to get where we are now.”
“However, there is no slowing down and following our recent rebrand we will strive to reach more global markets. We also have several other business ventures in the pipeline too – so keep watching!”
Actisense®, the Dorset-based marine electronics brand have announced a major rebrand for which the first glimpses will be unveiled at the international NMEA Conference & Expo, 29th September.
Signifying their current direction, leading marine electronics brand and award-winning NMEA specialists, Actisense®, have announced a company rebrand. The company are due to open up in several new markets moving into 2016; including a diversification into the commercial marine market and entry projects into South American markets. As such, Actisense®’s rebrand marks a change of direction as they embark on a significant period of change.
Central to the rebrand, is a focus on the iconic ‘A’ in Actisense®’s previous brand artwork. The ‘A’ has been redesigned to include a distinctive swoosh on its right leg. The new distinct look will enable the ‘A’ to stand out as a motif on its own, to be used as a standalone logo.
Lesley Keets, the Chief Operating Officer at Actisense® has said:
“This rebrand marks where we currently are as a brand. The company is going through a transitional stage as we are moving into several significant new markets in the next year. As such, the aim of the rebrand is to symbolise the forward momentum of our company as we step into a significant new stage for Actisense.”
The logo will be unveiled at the NMEA Conference & Expo in Baltimore on the 29th of October, marking the first step of the Actisense® rebrand and a significant turning point for the leading marine electronics company.