Meet the Team

We’ve been identified as a Fast Growth company with huge potential. As a small team with big ideas, we’re always on the lookout for more bright minds to join us.

Phil

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.

Phil Whitehurst

CEO

Michele

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!

Michele Whitehurst

Company Secretary

Lesley

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.

Lesley Keets

Chief Operating Officer

Grant

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.

Grant Bradley

Head of Engineering

Andy

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.

Andy Campbell

Chief Engineer

Maurice

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.

Maurice Ambridge

Senior Hardware Engineer

Mark

Mark has overall responsibility for the day to day running of the Operations and Production team. 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.

Mark Pay

Operations Manager

Krzysztof

Krzysztof has been with the company since 2008, he's a production supervisor and one of his main responsibilities is management of production and quality targets. Also to ensure the smooth running of the production processes. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family. He's huge fan of heavy metal and mixed martial arts.

Krzysztof Raczka

Production Supervisor

Mark

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.

Mark Glover

Software Engineer

Dominic

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.

Dominic Lipinski

Production Assistant

Dawn

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.

Dawn Carter

Accounts

Clare

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.

Clare Ambridge

Warehouse Assistant

Douglas

Doug mainly works with the engineering team, assisting with product design, testing, documentation and manufacturing of new products. He also builds the Company display stand used at trade shows. Doug is a keen and talented saxophone player and he plays in a local big band.

Douglas Thomson

Engineering Services

Jon

Jonathan Redford

Production Assistant

Paula

Paula joined the team as an administration assistance in September 2017 and has since moved on to focus on the area of Compliance. Having previously worked for Barclays and Bournemouth University, she brings experience in HR and Business Analysis to the team. Outside of work Paula enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 energetic daughters, exploring the countryside and making the most of the beautiful area we live in.

Paula Tout

Compliance Officer

Robin

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.

Robin Richards

Software Project Manager

Michael

Michael is driving both the Marine & AgriTech side of the organisation and is committed to helping both Martime & Agricultural companies to communicate seamlessly with their NMEA networks. His main passion outside of the workplace is Theatre and has had over 40 Lead Male roles in a plethora of musicals.

Michael Leggett

Head of Sales

Nidhi

Nidhi is working as a Test Engineer and is involved in testing the firmware of Actisense products ensuring our products are working fine in terms of Software. Outside work Nidhi likes spending time with her husband and her 2 sons. Exploring new places, new culture plus has a love for music

Aidan Batten

Junior Hardware Engineer

Aidan

Aidan is our Junior 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.

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Join our team

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’.