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News | 01 May, 2018
Actisense host Michael Tomlinson MP

Michael Tomlinson MP has visited Actisense’s Poole Headquarters in recognition of their exporting excellence and work with Dorset Young Chamber.

Founded by CEO Phil Whitehurst in 1997, Actisense in Poole has grown from a small one-man operation to a global and market-leading provider of sophisticated marine electronic equipment. Celebrating the international success of the Dorset based company and their work in the Dorset business community, Michael Tomlinson MP for North Dorset and Poole, has paid a special visit to the Actisense Headquarters on Harwell Road.
Meeting Actisense representatives, Michael was given a guided tour of their 8,000ft² premises, gaining an insight into their day to day operations and internationally recognised marine electronic products. Serving the commercial and leisure marine markets, Actisense has over the last two decades grown an extensive international network. This includes over 70 distributors in 42 countries, stretching from Norway to New Zealand, Canada, Korea and all of mainland Europe.
Following his show around, Michael also had the opportunity to find out about Actisense’s work with the Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry and their support for the organisation’s ‘Young Chamber’ initiative.
Actisense CEO, Phil Whitehurst said:
“We were really pleased to welcome Michael to the Actisense HQ and provide him with an insight into our work. The Young Chamber initiative is important to us and we are delighted that Michael has shown his support for this. Hopefully, this will encourage other Dorset businesses to join the Young Chamber programme too.’’
Michael Tomlinson MP, comments:
“It was an honour to be invited to Actisense. They have continued to contribute to our region’s reputation as a home of both expertise and innovation. I also fully support their contribution to the Young Chamber.’’
The Young Chamber Initiative aims to build partnerships between educators and local businesses, to give young people access to advice, guidance and future career opportunities. As part of the initiative, Actisense has sponsored St Edward’s School in Poole providing a variety of support.
Michael Antram, Headteacher of St. Edward’s School said:
“We want all our students to leave school as well-rounded individuals and with a strong sense of what is required of them when they reach the world of work. Young Chamber will provide meaningful opportunities for students throughout the school. We are very thankful for Actisense’s support in this.”
Ian Girling, Chief Executive of Dorset Chamber said:
“Actisense are leaders in their field and are proactive across the Dorset business community as well as in their own business sector. We highly value our relationship with Actisense and are grateful for their support for Young Chamber and St Edwards School.”

“I can’t stress enough how clean the Actisense products installed, the quality of the equipment and NMEA cabling, and how well everything works.”
Joe Wharton, Wharton Boatworks LC, USA
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