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Actisense named regional Small Business of the Year at British Chamber Awards

Actisense, the marine and agritech electronics company based in Poole, UK, has been awarded the British Chamber award for Small Business of the Year – sponsored by Facebook – for the south west region.

Actisense was the only company from Dorset to feature on the list of regional winners and will now represent the county at the national awards finals. Regional winners all go on to be finalists in nine different categories at the Chamber Business Awards Gala Dinner on Thursday 28 November 2019, taking place at Tobacco Dock in London.

Phil Whitehurst, CEO of Actisense, commented on the win:

“It was a wonderful surprise to receive a call from Ian Girling (Chief Executive of Dorset Chamber of Commerce) who let us know this great news! We’re proud to be a Dorset-based business and we look forward to flying the Dorset flag at the national award finals.”

Recognising and rewarding excellence in British business, the Chamber Business Awards is one of the UK’s most contested and prestigious business award programmes. Each year, from Aberdeen to Cornwall, organisations of all sizes and sectors compete for the coveted titles and the national recognition they bring.

Francis Martin, President of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said:

“The Chamber Business Awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the best of British business. Across the country, there are firms of all sizes and sectors thriving and showing their innovation and adaptability, even in the midst of turbulent times. 

“Our businesses communities continue to generate prosperity and opportunity so it’s only right that we support and shout about the fantastic things they are doing.

“Each year the calibre of applicants impresses our judges, and this pool of entrants was no different. All our finalists should be proud of their success in reaching this stage and we wish them the very best of luck.”

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Actisense scoops International Trade gong at inaugural Maritime UK Awards

Actisense, the marine and agritech electronics company based in Poole, UK, has 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.

The International Trade Award was awarded to Actisense to highlight their active involvement in international trade, in both import and, particularly, in export. Actisense has significantly increased their export activity, selling their award-winning range of products through a concentrated distribution network of over 80 distributors in over 40 territories across the globe.

The awards – organised by the Solent LEP - were held adjacent the Southampton International Boat Show and were created to shine a spotlight on each of the UK’s thriving maritime regions. With government having launched its first long-term strategy for the sector, Maritime 2050, the award categories mirrored its themes. These first Maritime UK Awards were being held in the Solent, as maritime represents 20% of the region’s economy and supports 120,000 jobs, facilitating trade worth £77.5bn.

Phil Whitehurst, CEO of Actisense, commented on the win:

“We were surprised and delighted to be recognised for our international trading relationships. Over the past 23 years, our team has worked hard to forge mutually beneficial relationships with distributors and suppliers around the globe. As a proud British brand, this award means a great deal to us. Thank you to the organisers and sponsors for making all this possible!"

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New version of Actisense EBL Reader released

Actisense, the multi award-winning marine & agritech electronics brand and NMEA specialist, has released an updated version of their EBL Reader.

The company, based in Poole United Kingdom, create unique software tools like the EBL Reader and provide these free of charge, to help their customers make the most of their NMEA equipment. The EBL Reader is a piece of utility software allowing any EBL log files recorded by NMEA Reader, Actisense Toolkit and now the W2K-1 (NMEA 2000 to Wi-Fi Gateway) to be viewed. These recorded data files enable basic diagnostics and the analysis of NMEA 2000 and NMEA 0183 network problems. This tool has been designed to make life easier for the installer as the data in the logged files from NMEA Reader can be viewed in decoded format making analysing easier.

The revised version – EBL Reader 2 – has new key features including:

  • Works with W2K-1
  • Improved data handling, filtering and usability
  • Built in help
  • Bug fixes

To download the EBL Reader 2 for free, and to view the other free NMEA software available from Actisense, visit