Awards

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’.

British Chamber Awards – UK’s Small Business of the Year 2019

Actisense was proud to be awarded the UK’s Small Business of the Year 2019 at the national British Chamber Awards. Collected by our CEO, Phil Whitehurst and co-director, Michele Whitehurst.

Maritime UK Awards – The International Trade Award

We’re delighted to have won an award celebrating international trade at the inaugural Maritime UK Awards, which took place at the Leonardo Royal Hotel Southampton Grand Harbour on Thursday 19th September 2019.

Exporter of the Year

The Business Excellence Forum & Awards 2019

The prestigious Business Excellence Awards honours the accomplishments, achievements, value and contributions of small businesses and their owners worldwide… “the best of the best” in pro-growth small business practices and outstanding entrepreneurial results in an exciting setting of innovation, networking, education and incredible results.

Blackmore Vale Business Awards 2018 – Businesswoman of the Year

Actisense COO Lesley Keets has won the Businesswoman of the Year Award at a prestigious ceremony celebrating the best businesses from across the South of the UK, in the counties of Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire. Lesley was presented with the accolade in recognition of her personal contribution to the success of Actisense, which continues to grow and enter new markets around the world.

The Dorset Business Awards – Company of the Year Finalist 2018

The Lester Aldbridge company of the year award recognises the premier company in Dorset. It showcases the chosen business as the key player in the county of Dorset and a leader within the marine sector.

Chamber Business Awards – Export Business of the Year 2018

Actisense were awarded the regional winner of both the Small business of the year and Export business of the year for Dorset. The Chamber Business Awards is one of the UK’s most contested and prestigious business award programmes.

Chamber Business Awards – Small Business of the Year 2018

Actisense were awarded the regional winner of both the Small business of the year and Export business of the year for Dorset. The Chamber Business Awards is one of the UK’s most contested and prestigious business award programmes.

The Dorset Business Awards – Business Leader of the Year Finalist 2017

Phil Whitehurst, CEO of Actisense was shortlisted for the business leader of the year award. The Dorset Business Awards celebrates the achievements of Dorset’s business, large or small across the county and across all sectors. It rewards high achievers, inspirational leaders and unsung heroes.

Chamber Business Awards – Export Business of the Year 2017

The Chamber Business Awards is one of the UK’s most contested and prestigious business award programmes.

Excellence in the Americas – Export Excellence Awards 2017

Actisense were delighted to be named as a Finalist in the “Export in the Americas” category at the annual Export Excellence Awards.

National Marine Electronics Association – Product of Excellence Award

Actisense was awarded with the prestigious Product of Excellence Award from the National Marine Electronics Association for three consecutive years. The Actisense NGT-1, a cutting-edge NMEA 2000® to PC interface, has received the acclaimed National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Product of Excellence Award in the NMEA 2000 sensor category. This latest gong marks the third year in a row that the multi-award winning NMEA specialists have achieved this particularly prestigious accolade as voted by their fellow NMEA peers.

The Dorset Business Awards -UK Exporter of the Year Finalists 2017

The Dorset Business Awards celebrate those who have provided valuable insights on accomplishing and maintaining success in today’s business environment. Finalists demonstrate a spark of brilliance that means they stand out from the crowd.

Boating Business Special Mention – Website Award 2017

Actisense recieved a special mention for their website as it stood out as being clear, concise and easy for users to navigate.

Blackmore Vales Business Awards – Export Business of the Year 2016

The Blackmore Vale Business Awards rightly puts the Dorset’s businesses in the limelight. Every year the awards discover and celebrate new talent, and share the success of established firms and business people. The year of 2016, Actisense were delighted to receive not one, but two awards from this ceremony.

Blackmore Vales Business Awards – Business of the Year 2016

The Blackmore Vale Business Awards rightly puts the Dorset’s businesses in the limelight. Every year the awards discover and celebrate new talent, and share the success of established firms and business people. The year of 2016, Actisense were delighted to receive not one, but two awards from this ceremony.

Product of Excellence Award

Phil Whitehurst, CEO of Actisense, received the 2016 NMEA Product of Excellence Award on behalf of the specialist marine electronics brand, Actisense. The award was voted by fellow NMEA members, the Actisense NGT-1 has been selected as the best NMEA 2000® Sensor of 2016. This was the second time we were recognised and honoured with the NMEA Product of excellence award.

Dorset Business Awards – Dorset Export Award 2015

The Dorset Business Awards celebrate those who have provided valuable insights on accomplishing and maintaining success in today’s business environment. Finalists demonstrate a spark of brilliance that means they stand out from the crowd.

British Marine Awards – The David Coleman Award for Excellence in Exporting 2015

The David Coleman Export award is given in memory of David Coleman who was a very well-known personality within the marine industry. David Barrow, British Marine Board Member and Director of Barrow International, comments, “The David Coleman Excellence in Exporting Award was created to recognise exceptional export marketing and sales development. Dorset based Actisense, demonstrated how its structured and coordinated approach to exporting has led to a significant increase in sales performance and increased export turnover.”

Dorset Business Awards -Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2015

The Dorset Business Awards celebrate those who have provided valuable insights on accomplishing and maintaining success in today’s business environment. Finalists demonstrate a spark of brilliance that means they stand out from the crowd.

Product of Excellence Award 2015

Actisense received the acclaimed award from the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) in recognition of their popular EMU-1 (Engine Monitoring Unit). The Actisense EMU-1, a specialised analogue to NMEA 2000 Gateway that converts data from analogue engine senders into NMEA 2000, enables NMEA 2000 display devices to monitor the engine on a vessel.

NMEA 2000 Certification

NGW-1, National Marine Electronics Association 2009

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