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!
Justin leads on the commercial strategy of the company, focused on all sales & marketing matters. His team ensures that 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 Head of Operations, ensuring that we build our products to the same high standards that our customers have come to expect. She also oversees supply chain and our ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards, while focusing on continuous improvement practises. Amy enjoys Surfing in her spare time as well as being outdoors exploring our beautiful Jurassic coast!
Innes is our Head of Technology and Development, and he leads the engineering team here at Actisense, helping ensure that we deliver new and innovative products and services to our customers. He has a passion for all things maritime after spending over 12 years in the Superyacht industry both within the UK and Europe, integrating complex systems aboard highly prestigious vessels. Innes is a keen hiker, retro-gamer and also very much enjoys travelling throughout the UK and Europe, especially via low-carbon options.
Grant is our Product Manager, and is constantly developing new, innovative products which meet customer expectations. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Poppy is our Technical Sales Executive, keen to build and nurture long term relationships and promoting our products to generate new business opportunities. In her spare time, you will find Poppy riding her horses, walking her dogs, working out in the gym or reading a good book!
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.
Peta is our Compliance Officer, supporting our Head of Operations 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.
May is our Finance Officer, looking after the company's finances which includes ensuring financial records are fully maintained and updated, ready for audit purposes. Outside of work, May enjoys keeping fit and healthy by going to the gym four times a week. She also loves food, travelling, walking and growing her own vegetables.
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.
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.
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.
Gabi is a member of our Production team. She enjoys spending her free time on activities such as cycling in the Forest, working out at the gym, exploring new places, BBQs with friends and having fun with Karaoke. She's also a keen canvas painter, plays instruments and chills out with meditation.
"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.
Catalina, our HSQE and Facilities coordinator, supports us in upholding high-quality standards. During her spare time, she finds joy in illustration, learning tattooing art, cake decorations, sewing, 3D modelling and exploring various creative skills.
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’.