Phil founded the company in 1997 and has grown the company from a small bedroom to an 8000 square feet facility in Poole that now exports to over 40 countries worldwide, turning over more than £2M / annum. He enjoys trekking at high altitudes, has run well over 40 marathons including the six world major series.
Meet our Director, Michele Whitehurst, who along with husband Phil, runs the business. Michele is also a Governor of a local hospital. She is very active and enjoys travelling, trekking, aerobics, running, speed walking, yoga and gardening. She is even a Six-Star World Major Marathon Holder!
Lesley has a hand in all aspects of the business, with a focus on running the operation smoothly. She has guided the Company to become an award-winning manufacturer with a strong brand and reputation. Lesley enjoys travelling and adventures with her Staffie and French Bulldog, walking in the Dorset countryside.
Grant heads up the engineering team, he is constantly developing new, innovative products which meet customer expectations. He works closely with our suppliers to define new requirements and keep projects on track. Grant enjoys the outdoors, loves travelling and is a keen photographer. He is a Formula 1 fan and enjoys spending downtime relaxing with his family exploring the New Forest and surrounds.
Robin is responsible for ensuring all Engineering projects run as efficiently as possible and in a timely manner. When not looking for ways to improve the project process he can be found watching football and baseball or listening to music or travelling through Europe.
Andy works closely with our Head of Engineering to keep the engineering department organised and focused on advancing our existing Actisense products whilst also developing new, next generation products. Andy is a keen space enthusiast, military tank fan and is also an avid football player, playing 6-a-side football twice a week.
Maurice is responsible for the electronics hardware design of the products including research & development, CAD design, prototyping building and conformance testing working closely with Grant. When not sitting in front of an oscilloscope or soldering iron, he can be found tinkering in his garage workshop, cycling, canoeing or relaxing in a hammock next to a camp-fire.
Aidan is our Hardware Engineer and is responsible for assisting the Senior Hardware Engineer with research, design and development of products and test equipment, along with PCB design, testing and maintenance. Outside of work Aidan enjoys attending Motorsport events, and has a keen interest in music.
Doug works with the engineering team, assisting with product design, testing, documentation and manufacturing of new products. Doug is a keen and talented saxophone player and he plays in a local big band.
Marek is a senior software engineer responsible for maintaining current products, developing new features, fixing bugs and overseeing our version control and continuous integration systems. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, scuba diving and powerlifting.
Floyd is our Software Engineer responsible for assisting with the maintenance and enhancement of our products by designing tests, fixing bugs, and developing new features. Floyd enjoys strategy games, reading science fiction, and discovering new music.
Mark is the brains behind the production database and developed the entire programme from scratch. The sophisticated system tracks stock, shipping, sample devices, production history and device history. Mark is a keen sportsman and will ride to work on his bike or run in, often going to the gym aswell.
Divya is our Test Engineer and she is responsible for the quality assurance of all software and embedded firmware projects, and designing and implementing the testcases with the development team. Divya loves traveling, music and spending time with her family.
Steve is our Tech Support Engineer who is responsible for resolving technical issues for our customers and installers. Steve enjoys walking his dogs, playing video games, teaching himself new instruments and watching any movies he can get it hands on.
Ronal is our other Junior Software Engineer, applying his educational knowledge to help our future advancements for product development, whilst gaining real-world experience in a full-time role. In his spare time, Ronal likes to keep active through activities such as the gym, meditation, and yoga.
Justin leads on all company sales & marketing matters, making sure our customers know all about our solutions, while also acting as brand guardian for the Actisense brand. Justin spends his spare time disturbing his poor neighbours by playing his piano, guitar, sax and drums (not necessarily at the same time).
Amy is our Manufacturing Manager, ensuring that we build our products to the same high standards that our customers have come to expect. She also oversees our ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards and focuses on continuous improvement practises. Amy enjoys Surfing in her spare time as well as being outdoors exploring our beautiful Jurassic coast!
Armed with exceptional NMEA knowledge, Josh engages with the wider market to better understand the electronics connectivity challenges they face, so that our team can engineer innovative solutions to help solve these. When not at work, Josh is either in a car, working on a car or looking at more parts for his car. You could say he has a slight addiction to cars.
Amie is our Senior Sales Account Executive and looks after our customers around the world, from receiving orders to dealing with any questions. Outside of work, her main hobbies are photography, graphic design and playing video games.
Lydia is our Sales Administrator, supporting Amie by looking after our distributors and is responsible for sales administrative tasks. Outside of work, Lydia enjoys sailing with her partner and friends, having recently sailed to the West Country. She is also a huge movie fan and enjoys cycling and dining out.
Megan is our Marketing Executive and is responsible for supporting the delivery of the Company's marketing strategy, including digital marketing campaigns, creative design, and running our socials. Her hobbies include travelling, weightlifting in the gym, photography, and walking her dogs by the beach.
Yves is responsible for supervising the production assets, resources, and day-to-day activities to optimise production activity. In his spare time, Yves enjoys fixing, modifying and driving cars, as well as going to the gym and hiking with a soft spot for the Welsh mountains and the Pyrenees in France.
Ornella is our Office/HR Administrator and is responsible for providing administrative service across all aspects of the business with a strong emphasis on HR and management systems. Outside of work Ornella enjoys travelling, hiking, fitness classes and has a passion for music and cooking.
Dawn is the Actisense book keeper and is responsible for keeping a track on what the company is spending and why. Her other duties include balancing accounts, sales and purchase ledger, completing VAT returns and dealing with financial paperwork and filing. Dawn is a keen runner and takes part in the Poole Parkrun at the weekend.
Peta is our Compliance Officer, supporting our Compliance Manager in ensuring that we uphold our ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standard. Peta is a keen runner, having completed her first half marathon, as well keeping active with cycling, walking and paddleboarding. You can also find Peta touring around historical sites of interest with family and friends.
Mark has overall responsibility our supply chain and procurement, as well as the management of our busy warehouse. In his spare time he races ride-on lawnmowers with a local club which raises money for charities, so he can usually be found tinkering in his workshop, beer in hand.
Gerard joined our team to proactively build up strong relationships with suppliers and ensure that component parts are ordered to meet our market demands. In his spare time, Gerard enjoys boxing, paddle-boarding and is a big fan of F1.
Dominic is part of the production team and is responsible for the assembly and testing of our products. Dominic is a keen football supporter and is a big Liverpool fan. He also likes attending gigs and music festivals.
Clare has been with the company since 2014 and in this time has become a very useful member of the Actisense team supporting production with the preparations and build work. In Clare's free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to festivals and seeing bands.
"Ozzy" is a member of our production team, helping build our extensive product range. He's a keen music fan and enjoys watching live concerts and films, as well as long walks in the woods or on our local beaches.
Richard is a member of our production team, helping build our extensive product range. When not spending time with his dog, as a keen gamer, Richard is into tabletop and video games, as well as enjoying TV series and anime.
We are a team of bright minds, working together to create award winning products that don’t just sell well – they solve our customers’ real problems! We are creative and innovative in our approach to product design and manufacture, meaning that our award-winning Actisense® brand has gained a reputation in the industry as ‘The NMEA specialists’.